BSCTA News Archive

  • Upcoming Professional Development

    10.30.2020/General News
    All updates and district forms for professional development can be found here. NYSUT's Suffolk Regional Office is pleased to offer FREE professional learning seminars to our members.  These seminars are developed by NYSUT's Education Learning Trust and are designed to improve student learning and...
  • Early Voting Comes to Long Island

    10.28.2020/Political Action
    Any registered voter in Suffolk County may vote at any of the above locations during the times listed EXCEPT on November 3 On Election Day, November 3, go to your regular polling place (631) 852-4500 -   Please note that if you vote during Early Voting,...
  • Free PD Classes

    10.16.2020/General News
    NYSUT’s Suffolk Regional Office is pleased to offer FREE professional learning seminars to our members.  These seminars are developed by NYSUT’s Education Learning Trust and are designed to improve student learning and enhance professional practices in education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these...
  • Voter Registration Deadline

    10.09.2020/Political Action
    I hope this email finds you well... In these unprecedented times, voting will present some challenges. It's also arguably more important this year than ever.   Here is one key date to help you vote this November. REGISTER TO VOTE - Deadline: Friday, October 9th 2020   You can't vote in any fashion...
  • 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...