BSCTA News Archive

  • BSCTA Launches Our Year in Review Video

    09.25.2020/General News
    A Message from President Mike Krieger The BSCTA has released our annual Year in Review video. This video  highlights the great work that the members of the BSCTA did during the 2019-2020 school year. I hope that we have many more great memories from this once in a lifetime school year. You can...
  • Jeans for a Cause - October - June

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  • Last Chance to Fill out Your Census Form

    09.24.2020/Political Action
    It feels like a million years ago, but it was only about 8 months ago, when NYSUT began our NYSUT Counts campaign to promote the importance of the 2020 Census and encourage our members and allies to complete the Census. The COVID pandemic has understandably redirected our focus and efforts, but I...
  • PAC Update - Vote by Mail, Heroes Act and More

    09.24.2020/Political Action
    I can honestly say that we are the busiest that we have ever been in our entire teaching career, whether you are a first-year teacher or a thirty-year-veteran. While we are hitting 2020-21 school year full speed ahead, I would like to bring your attention back to several issues that Andy Pallotta,...
  • Justice Ginsburg Left Indelible Mark on Equity, Education

    09.24.2020/Labor History
    In vigils around the country, mourners honored Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - her life, her 27 years of service on the Supreme Court and the gains she helped achieve for education, women's rights, and desegregation, among many other achievements. Teachers and students were among those...
  • NYSUT Files Lawsuit over Remote Work Denials

    09.24.2020/General News
    Picture this. You're a teacher and you've got chronic, stage IV kidney disease and an autoimmune disease that requires you to take regular doses of immunosuppressants. A worldwide viral pandemic hits. Your school closes. Businesses shutter their doors. From Buffalo, to Long Island, to the North...
  • Dollars for Scholars

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  • Happy Labor Day

    This year, Labor Day looks a lot different for many of us. The usual activities-the parades, backyard barbecues, and gatherings with friends and families-will be muted, postponed or canceled altogether.     But Labor Day always has meant more than just social events. It's a day to honor and...
  • Working for an Equitable Solution

    The BSCTA has been working tirelessly to protect our members' jobs and to reopen our schools safely in September. This is an important issue and we are working with the District to come up with a solution that protects our members. While there is a lot of news floating around out there, I encourage...
  • PAC Update

    07.28.2020/Political Action
    AFT has been working with NYSUT and affiliates from across the country in spreading the word that our members, families, students, and legislators need to advocate in support of the stimulus money called the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act).   The HEROES Act...
  • Upcoming NYSUT Certification Webinars

    07.27.2020/General News
    While we still need to adhere to social distancing and avoid large gatherings, the Suffolk Regional Office will be hosting virtual meetings and workshops over the summer.  Below are links for two certification workshops which will be held on August 6th and 13th from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Please...
  • The End of a Crazy School Year

    What a year! When we started in September, no one would have thought that the year would have ended this way. Over the past few months, our teachers have come together in a way that would have seemed impossible earlier in the year. Even through all of the chaos, you adapted to distance learning and...
  • BSCTA Scholarship Winners

    06.17.2020/General News
    On Tuesday, June 16th, the BSCTA presented 22 scholarships to our BSHS Seniors, totaling $12,000. The presentations were made via Google Hangouts, with the students and their parents in attendance. It is always an honor to present these awards, but it was extra special this year. The BSCTA has...
  • PAC Update

    05.19.2020/Political Action
    We hope this email finds everyone safe, well and healthy. Last week, we informed you about the NYSUT Member Action Center, and encouraged you to sign up if you were not already. It is a great way to stay informed, educated and connected with NYSUT's political action, while advocating for your...

    Will staff be provided with masks and gloves? Executive orders require employers to provide them.  Social Distancing: Should members be alone in the classroom? This would be the best practice. One member per room and social distancing when elsewhere. Review the social distancing fact sheet we have...
  • 7 O'clock Salute in Bay Shore

      With BSFD we will #ClapBecauseWeCare This is a special message specifically for members who live in Bay Shore with the hope that efforts will spread to districts across Long Island.  This Sunday at 7 PM, in coordination with the Bay Shore Fire Department, other Teachers Unions on Long Island,...