President's Message Updates

  • Strong Support for our Students and Schools

    As the year winds down, we would like to keep you up to date with some important events.   First of all, thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support of our recently ratified contract.   Although the hard part is over,...
  • 7th Annual Workers Memorial Mass

    April 28th is a day recognized annually by the union community as Workers Memorial Day, which is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Say what you will about those pesky OSHA inspections,...
  • Education Forums this Monday Please Attend

    Testing season is almost upon us and we here at the BSCTA still believe that nothing has changed with the age-inappropriate state tests. To engage the community on how poorly developed these tests are and the most recent threats...
  • Standing Together as a Union

    Over the last few weeks, our membership has come together, fought back, and taken to the streets to defend our profession.  At a national level, we are under attack from corporate interests who want to privatize our education...
  • Bay Shore to take center stage in the defense of Public Education

    This upcoming week is a big week for our union and our community. Working with NYSUT, the local union community, and other teachers unions, we will be hosting a rally in defense of public education to defy Betsy DeVos and the...
  • A Great 2016, a Better 2017

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a relaxing break and spent some quality time with friends and family. In case you need further proof of how well-balanced, hard-working, and advantageous our union is, please peruse the...
  • Happy Thanksgiving BSCTA

    With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of BSCTA for the great work that they put in to make our union strong.  I want to thank the members that spent their afternoons...
  • Let your voice be heard

    Now is the time to make sure that your voice is heard. As you will see below, the State Education Department (SED) and their appointed members are working on changes to the English and Math standards. This is your opportunity to...
  • Welcome back BSCTA

    We hope that everyone is experiencing an enjoyable start to the 2016-17 school year.  Below you will find some things that BSCTA has been working on this year.  I would first like to thank and congratulate our members on doing an...
  • The results of the financial collapse still being felt

    I hope this email finds everyone enjoying their last few weeks of summer.  Below, you will find a few recent news stories regarding teachers.  First, the AFT is launching a campaign to protect families from the economic...
  • Updates from the AFT Convention

    I hope this email finds all of you doing well and enjoying your summer.  It has been an important summer for teachers as you will see below.  Last month, the AFT held their convention where they overwhelmingly approved a...
  • Teacher Registration Regulations

    I hope everyone is having a great summer.  Just an FYI that the registration window is now open.   Please click here and follow the directions: Be sure to register for the site by creating an account with a login name and...

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