President's Message Updates

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Big Win for Teachers On Election Day

    Election Day was a great day for teachers on Long Island. Over the summer, NYSUT made the decision to not support any State Senator who voted against fixing our broken evaluation and testing system. This meant that NYSUT was...
  • Vote Your Union Values

    We are less than two weeks away from the mid-term election and there are many important races happening on Long Island. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or a member of a third party, we are all educators. As...
  • Welcome Back

    Welcome back! I hope this email finds you well! September is flying by and we are rapidly approaching a typically busy month of October. I have attached the 2018-19 payday schedule and the BOE-approved calendar for you to...
  • Happy Labor Day

    It's always amazing how fast the summer goes by! It seems like only yesterday I was wishing you all an enjoyable vacation, and now, in less than a week, we will be returning to school. As we once again look forward to enriching...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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