On Monday, we celebrate Labor Day, the one holiday of the year that celebrates the worker. No matter your ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation, if you work, this is your holiday.
Labor Day is also a good time to reflect on the long history of workers standing up for themselves....
Taking "the Regents," one of the oldest academic exam systems in the country, has been a rite of passage for high school students in New York for generations.
That may soon change as the state Board of Regents considers scrapping the high school Regents exam requirement as part of an effort to...
I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer vacation. While you are enjoying the time off, there are a few important dates that are coming up. Below, I have included a list of upcoming workshops and conferences that NYSUT is providing. Some are taking place over the summer, while others are...
During the summer months, corporate funded anti-union groups will be out in full force seeking to convince union members to give up their valuable rights and leave their unions.
The bottom line is that the wealthy non-working business owners and corporate executives would rather pocket more of...
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the following teachers officially received tenure:
Gia De Stefanis
Janine Wulff (March 2019)
Thank you to all of the BSCTA members that came out to last week's Bay Shore Arts Festival.
We raised $626 for "Dollars for Scholars" and received numerous compliments for our hard work and dedication to our students and community. A big thank you to all of the BSCTA members who came down to...
The BSCTA held its general membership meeting and retiree social on Friday, May 31st at Fat Fish. The member turnout was beyond amazing and we honored our four retirees as well: Maria Fagan (HS), Deb Fuentes (BA), Anne Marie Cribbons (GM), and Nancy Anthony (SC). Each retiree was recognized for...
A Message from President Michael Krieger
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the BSCTA awarded scholarships to each of the following BSHS students in the following categories:
Dollars for Scholars:
Don Reuss (...
Has your classroom ever been so hot that it's nearly impossible for the kids to learn? Take action TODAY at the NYSUT Action Center to ask lawmakers to establish an unsafe maximum room temperature in school buildings to help keep students, teachers & staff safe...and then share your own story...
On April 11, 2019, the Bay Shore Alumni Association inducted the Bay Shore High School Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Former teacher and BSCTA member, Philip M. Carpenter, was recognized for all of his hard work and dedication to the Bay Shore schools and community during a beautiful ceremony....
On Wednesday, 5/29, the Bay Shore Board of Education recognized the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from the BSHS Class of 2019. Both have challenged themselves to the fullest extent possible while attending Bay Shore High School. Teachers, administrators and staff members who have worked with them...
Click here to download a fact sheet from NYSUT about the changes to APPR that were included in the 2019 State budget.
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...
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.
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.
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...