BSCTA News Archive

  • 2018-19 Pay Schedule and Calendar

    I hope this email finds you well!  I have attached the 2018-19 payday schedule along with the BOE-approved calendar for you to download and save.   On the first day of school, we will be holding our BSCTA General Membership meeting immediately following the Superintendent's gathering in the morning...
  • NYSUT Member Benefit

    08.22.2018/General News
    As you know, NYSUT has been concentrating its energies recently on connecting with its members and trying to increase awareness about the value of union membership. NYSUT Member Benefits has been doing its part by conducting focus groups earlier this year in order to better understand NYSUT members...
  • AFT Member Benefit: Save on Flights

    08.03.2018/General News
    Did you know that 80% of travel bookings start with flights? At AFT Advantage, our goal is to help members book their personal travel as easily and efficiently as possible. That is why we have launched a newly upgraded flights booking experience, with a more user-friendly interface, along with some...
  • Benfits of Being a BSCTA Member

    I hope that this email finds all of you enjoying your summer. Whether you are taking a vacation with the family, working at summer school or camps, or just getting work done around the house, I hope that you are all getting some rest and relaxation before the next school year.   Over the last few...
  • NYSUT Member Benefit: Member Shopping Program

    07.13.2018/General News
    The new school year will be here before you know it. Purchasing Power can help you get straight A’s with the latest tech from top brands. The Purchasing Power Member Shopping Program, endorsed by the NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation, lets you buy the education essentials you need now and pay for...
  • Anti-Union Group Contacting Teachers

    07.12.2018/General News
    Only days after the Supreme Court issued their flawed ruling in the Janus v AFSCME case, billionaire-backed groups are already contacting public sector union members and telling them to opt out of their union. Members of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) began reporting that they...
  • New AFT Benefit: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

    07.05.2018/General News
    With identity theft being the fastest-growing crime in America, it's no longer a matter of "if" your information will be compromised, just a matter of "when." Protecting your identity is something your union takes very seriously, and that is why the AFT is providing free ID theft protection to...
  • The Janus Decision Will Not Weaken Us

    Today, the Supreme Court issued their ruling in the long anticipated Janus v AFSCME case. By a 5-4 decision, they ruled that public sector unions, like ours, cannot collect fair share dues from people who are covered by our collective bargaining agreement, which would force us to represent teachers...
  • PD Courses

    06.20.2018/General News
    Here is a full list of PD courses for BSCTA members to take this summer: HS Classes All Classes
  • Online PD Courses

    06.06.2018/General News
    BSCTA has a number of online Professional Developement Courses that are available to you. Below are links to the classes.   (Free)  All Bay Shore employees with a valid Bay Shore email address...
  • Bay Shore Teacher Named Teacher of Excellence

    05.30.2018/General News
    Congratulations to Brook Avenue School teacher, Jean DeLucca! She was recently recognized by New York State Senator Phil Boyle as a Teacher of Excellence.
  • Educate the Whole Child

    05.29.2018/General News
    From July 9-12, Molloy College will be offering Educate the Whole Child- A Different Way to Think about Education. This class will be offered for Graduate or In-Service credits. For more information please click here.
  • New Teachers Center Offerings May

    05.14.2018/General News
    Here are the new offerings for May. Teachers as a Facilitator Google Expedition Workshop Coding Workshop Disrupting Poverty Brain Compatible Learning
  • Vote Tomorrow

    Tomorrow, school districts across Long Island will be holding their school board and budget votes. I would encourage everyone to vote for their school budget tomorrow. Whether you live in Bay Shore or another school district, this is our chance to make sure that our school districts stay well...
  • Pallotta: Decouple Tests from Evaluations

    05.14.2018/General News
    The editorial below was written by NYSUT President Andy Pallotta for Newsday.  New York's teacher evaluation system is broken. Now is the time to fix it.   Across the state, parents and educators are angry and frustrated. They are demanding an end to a flawed evaluation system that...
  • Support Our Librarians

    05.11.2018/General News
    The members of the New York Library Association (NYLA) Section of School Librarians (SSL) are collecting digital petition signatures in support of the creation of a Subject Area Committee by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) to represent the issues confronting School Librarians. NYSUT's...