BSCTA News Archive

  • Nothing Has Changed

    01.23.2018/Political Action
    It is once again time to think about opt out. Below is the letter, in English and Spanish, along with some information about opt out.
  • Events Happening at the BSCTA Office

    I just wanted to remind everyone of the important dates we have coming up. Tonight, there is a Using Technology in the Classroom workshop being held at the BSCTA office. This Friday, January 19th, the law offices of Feldman, Kramer, and Monaco are coming to the BSCTA office to give free legal...
  • SETC: Thomas Guskey Workshop

    01.09.2018/General News
    The Suffolk’s Edge Teacher Center in collaboration with Western Suffolk BOCES is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a workshop with educational expert and researcher Thomas Guskey.  Dr. Guskey is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky and known throughout the...
  • PD Tutorials and GCN Options

    12.22.2017/General News
    If you are interested in completing some online PD at no extra cost to you or the District, there are some valuable optional GCN tutorials outside of the 7 required modules.  They are located on the same homepage when you log in to the GCN Training Site labeled "optional tutorials".  Before...
  • What if Janus Didn't Matter?

    12.19.2017/General News
    A teacher leader calls on public sector unions to renew their passion to fight for their rights in the face of Janus   If you read UCOMM Blog or follow the news, you know that in recent years attacks against public education and organized labor have come at a fast and furious pace.   On Election...
  • Happy Holidays BSCTA

       Seasons Greetings Colleagues,   As we prepare to enter the final week of 2017, I would like to take some time to reflect on what we have accomplished over the past 12 months and what we should embrace as we enter 2018. First and foremost, our new collective bargaining agreement provides numerous...
  • BSCTA Member Workshops

    12.13.2017/General News
    Required workshops for all new members:  The following workshops will be held at the Union Office at 4 pm.    October 11th - Portfolio Planning with Dr. Maloney November 15th - Financial Planning December 20th - Know your contract  January 17th - Using Technology  February 14th - ENL in the...
  • Get Your BSCTA Gear

    12.07.2017/General News
    BSCTA is running a sale of BSCTA merchandise from now through January 6th. Click here to see the merchandise.
  • Suffolk’s Edge Teacher Center Workshop Offerings

    11.28.2017/General News
    Below are flyers for workshops being offered at Suffolk's Edge Teaching Center. Please click the link to download the flyer.  Coding Workshop Enhance Your Teaching  Educational Technology Badges  Google GEO Tools Google Workshop JAN LINC Workshop  NYSUT EEL Strategies for Success Open House Ed...
  • Happy Thanksgiving BSCTA

    We are now entering the season of thanks. On Thursday, families will come together to give thanks for the many gifts and bounties they have received over the past year. This year, we are giving thanks for you, the membership. I can truly say that I am lucky to represent such a wonderful group of...
  • Vote NO on a Constitutional Convention

    11.07.2017/Political Action
    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle */ In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on an exclusive party for New York...
  • No Con Con Long Island Teachers Ad

    11.03.2017/General News
    Listen here to hear the Long Island Teachers radio advertisement reminding you to Vote NO to a Constitutional Convention on Tuesday, November 7th. 
  • Vote NO to a Constitutional Convention

    On Tuesday, November 7, voters from across New York State will head to the polls to decide whether New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. The BSCTA, along with many other unions throughout the state, is asking all of our members to go to the polls and Vote No. Below, I have included a...
  • Flip Over the Ballot and Vote No

    11.02.2017/General News
    */ When you go to vote, you will need to flip your ballot over to vote on Proposition 1. Once you flip your ballot, fill in the "No" box. Click here to download the sample ballot that is shown above. 
  • Vote NO on Prop One Talking Points

    11.02.2017/General News
    */ Here are some talking points on why you should Vote NO to Prop One, the Constitutional Convention. Click here and here to download the flyers 
  • Vote No on Con Con

    In just two weeks, voters will be heading to the polls to decide whether or not New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. As many of you already know , this convention could be extremely dangerous for teachers. Not only are our pensions at stake, but so are many constitutional guarantees,...