BSCTA News Archive

  • APPR Changes

    05.23.2019/General News
    Click here to download a fact sheet from NYSUT about the changes to APPR that were included in the 2019 State budget.
  • We Appreciate the Work You Do

    On May 3rd and 4th, NYSUT held its annual Representative Assembly (NYSUT RA) in Albany. Anumber of issues were addressed at the RA, including unanimously supporting a proposal    asking the Board of Regents to direct State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to make the necessary changes to fix...
  • Bay Shore Teacher Named 2019 Teacher of Excellence

    05.14.2019/General News
    Congratulations to Bay Shore teacher Amy Nardone! Ms. Nardone, who teaches at Bay Shore Middle School, was recognized by New York State Senator Phil Boyle as a 2019 Teacher of Excellence.
  • Spruce Up Bay Shore

    On Saturday, May 11th, members of the BSCTA took part in the annual "Spruce Up Bay Shore" event. Members spent Saturday picking up trash, pulling weeds, and planting trees and flowers. With the summer months approaching, Bay Shore is starting to look great.
  • TR Elections

    04.09.2019/General News
    As per the BSCTA Constitution, teacher representatives (TRs) are elected for one-year terms each May.  The term of office for TRs commences on June 1st and ends on the last day in May of the following year. The duties and responsibilities of TRs are as follows: Attendance at union meetings at the...
  • BSCTA Elections

    04.08.2019/Political Action
    Nominations for BSCTA offices are closed and we will have one contested election for 2nd VP. Below are the bios from each of the candidates.    Voting will take place in each building on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and the winners commence their term of office on May 31, 2019. If the election is...
  • PD Classes & Sign up for Our Communications

    If you are looking to take some In-service or Grad courses, there are some relatively inexpensive options from the Creative Teacher Education Institute.  All of the course names and prices are listed on the site (see below).   Please visit for other information regarding upcoming...
  • PD Classes

    04.02.2019/General News
    Spring is a time of rejuvenation and growth, enroll in Graduate and In-service level Professional Development courses to nurture your brain and career! 3 Credit Graduate or In-Service/45 hours courses from April, 1-29, 2019. Visit us at to enroll.   April Courses...
  • Double Award Winner

    04.01.2019/General News
    On Friday, March 8th, Mrs. Jennifer Ingold was honored as the 2019 Middle School Teacher of Year by the New York State Council for the Social Studies at a luncheon in Albany, New York. The award is given to a Middle School Teacher who is knowledgeable in social studies content and pedagogy, but who...
  • NY State Master Teacher Program

    Responding to the call to strengthen our nation's K-12 STEM education, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) in partnership with The State University of New York and Math for America. The NYSMTP celebrates the work of the highest-performing STEM...
  • BSCTA Elections

    03.06.2019/General News
    In May 2019, the 3 year terms of the four current BSCTA officers will expire (see below).  All four of these officers must officially declare their candidacy and follow the attached election guidelines in order to run again.     CURRENT BSCTA OFFICERS: Mike Krieger (MS)-President Peter Southworth...
  • Long Island Teachers Benevolent Fund Scholarship

    One of the benefits of being a member of the BSCTA is the Long Island Teachers' Benevolent Fund Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to children of dues-paying members of an NYSUT local, such as the BSCTA, who are currently high school seniors and will be attending college in the Fall...
  • Apply to be our Political Director

    Please be aware that in 2019, the BSCTA Executive Board anticipates a vacancy to its political action position, currently occupied by Chip Giuliano. Mariusz Borkowski will serve as the interim chairperson until the position is filled. The BSCTA Political Action Chairperson is an individual, under...
  • Happy Holidays

    As we approach the end of the 2018 tax year, please note that the BSCTA/NYSUT/AFT dues total will be $1,048.35 for all full-time members working since January 2018.  NOTE: If you have been working as a part-time employee, started working in September, or took a leave of absence during the 2018 year...
  • Anti-Union Group May Knock on Your Door

    12.18.2018/Political Action
    NYSUT is warning teachers that anti-union canvassers from a group New Choice NY may knock on your door in the coming weeks to urge you to leave BSCTA. Over the summer, some anti-union groups tried this as well, but were largely unsuccessful as NYSUT lost very few members statewide. Below is a Q...
  • TRS Workshop

    12.11.2018/General News
    There will be a  TRS Workshop at the Riverhead High School Auditorium, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead, NY on February 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.  Parking is available behind the school building. This program is intended for any and all members of the New York State Teachers Retirement System – Teachers...