BSCTA News Archive

  • 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...
  • 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 taking on some of the most powerful State Senators in New York. Teachers...
  • Upcoming Suffolks Edge Classes

    11.12.2018/General News
    Here are some upcoming classes from Suffolk's Edge: Formative Assessment Brooklyn College Building an Effective Assessment Plan Day 1 and Day 2 Educational Computing Creating the Markerspace Classroom The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement Next Generation Learning Standards Culture of...
  • 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 educators, we need to make sure that the elected officials in Albany...
  • Blades for Grades

    10.24.2018/General News
    The Blades for Grades Program rewards students for working hard in school and earning good grades. Students applying for the program must show that they have received an "A" or moved up a letter grade in a subject, in order to earn complimentary tickets to an Islanders game.   To enroll in the...
  • 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 download and save. Please reach out to any of your building reps or Exec...
  • Upcoming Labor Walks

    09.27.2018/Political Action
    What's a labor walk? Labor walk's are a combination of knocking on doors to try and talk to people if they're home and/or just leaving campaign literature at about half the doors where no one is home. We've been using the term labor walk because these are done in concert with the LI Federation of...
  • Regents Fix Regulations on Opt-Out

    09.19.2018/General News
    Thanks to the hard work of NYSUT and educators from around the State who voiced concerns, the Board of Regents announced today its proposal to reverse harmful draft ESSA regulations that would have punished schools with high opt-out numbers. The Regents will act on the proposed changes Monday.   "...
  • New Member Orientation

    09.14.2018/General News
    On September 12th, the BSCTA welcomed its new members. The event was an opportunity to show them our union office and Governing Board. For our new members, please feel free to reach out to a building representative or someone in the office if you need help. For our veteran members who want to find...
  • NYSUT Backed Candidates Win

    09.14.2018/Political Action
    Led by Democratic attorney general hopeful Tish James, most of our union-backed candidates won convincingly in Thursday's state primary elections. "This will change the shape of politics in Albany," said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. Most of the leaders of the state Senate Independent Democratic...
  • Suffolk's Edge

    09.12.2018/General News
    Suffolk's Edge has two new offerings thatwill be taking place over the next few weeks and months: Special Education Certification Educational Leadership Program  
  • 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 the lives of a new group of children, I would like to take a moment...
  • NYSUT Endorsements

    08.27.2018/Political Action
      With the New York State primaries coming up in September and the mid-term elections coming up in November, NYSUT has released their list of endorsements. Below is their statement on why they chose these candidates along with the list of endorsements. I would encourage everyone to consider these...
  • 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...

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