BSCTA News Archive

  • Key US Lawmakers hails partnership with AFT

    08.02.2016/Political Action
    AFT delegates reserved time to hear from Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), one of the union's most effective partners in Congress on issues that range from federal action on workplace violence to securing the Every Student Succeeds Act, the new education law that AFT President Randi Weingarten called a...
  • Minnesota senators lift up labor and elections

    08.01.2016/Political Action
    Al Franken may be funny-he was a comedian before he became a U.S. senator from Minnesota-but he and Amy Klobuchar, the state's senior senator, are serious about their commitment to the labor movement. Both spoke passionately about their union connections: Franken, as a member of three unions, and...
  • Long Island Teachers at the Battle of the Badges Police Tug of War

    07.26.2016/General News
    Long Island Teachers sponsored a tent at the Nassau vs Suffolk Battle of the Badges Police Tug of War last Friday at Jones Beach. The event went great! Thank you to all of the teachers that volunteered their time. Everyone did a great job!
  • Time to take action on ESSA

    07.25.2016/Political Action
    John King and the USDOE have written regulations to carry out ESSA.  As we suspected he is attempting to use the USDOE to overstep their authority onto the states. We need to send in recommendations to the USDOE before August 1st, we need to tell our federal lawmakers to tell John King to back off...
  • Teacher Registration Regulations

    I hope everyone is having a great summer.  Just an FYI that the registration window is now open.   Please click here and follow the directions: Be sure to register for the site by creating an account with a login name and password. Log in to TEACH.  After you log in, click the "TEACH online, TEACH...
  • Professional Development

    07.08.2016/General News
    The Professional Development Fund (PDF) is money set aside under Article VII of the contract between the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association and the Bay Shore Union Free School District to be used for teacher-initiated professional development. The contract calls for a specific amount of money...
  • Have a great summer

    On behalf of the BSCTA Executive Board, I would like to wish all members a relaxing and healthy summer vacation.  You deserve the extra time with your friends and family to make nothing but positive memories.  Remember: We don't have the summers off; we just do a year's worth of work in 10 months...
  • We Need to Act Now

    06.15.2016/Political Action
    We need your help NOW to fight several bills in Albany that attack public education and teachers. The Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference want to push through legislation that strips millions of dollars from New York public schools with a revived Education Tax Credit;...
  • Assembly introduces APPR Legislation

    06.10.2016/Political Action
    Assembly Education Chair Catherine Nolan (D-Queens), Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) and 90 of their colleagues have introduced legislation (A.10569) that would amend current law to allow districts to operate under approved Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plans that are compliant with...
  • LI Teachers at WBLI Summer Jam

    06.10.2016/General News
    Coming off the incredible success of the Touch-a-Truck event, tens of thousands of young parents and their kids are expected to attend Summer Jam at Jones Beach this Saturday June 11 starting at 3 pm. Over 11,000 people are expected. Long Island Teachers will have a table there handing out water...
  • Stay In Touch with BSCTA

    06.10.2016/General News
    We are updating and expanding our email and text lists to make sure that every BSCTA member is kept up to date with what is going on within our union.  Some of you may have gotten new emails or phone numbers over the last year or may know one of your fellow teachers who is not gettingThe Anwser.  ...
  • Memorial Day

    05.30.2016/General News
    Memorial Day weekend is here and all of us here at the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association want to wish you and yours a safe and relaxing holiday as we unofficially start Summer 2016. If you do a google search for inspiring quotes or things to say during Memorial Day, one stood out more than...
  • Election Results

    05.02.2016/General News
    On May 2nd, BSCTA held union elections for the Executive Board positions.  We would like to thank everyone who ran.  Below are the winners from the election: President: Mike Krieger 1st Vice President: Pete Southworth 2nd Vice President: Michelle Stowers Treasurer: Gale Falconer
  • More than half of eligible LI students opt out of Common Core test

    04.11.2016/Political Action
    This article first appeared in Newsday. More than half of Long Island students eligible to take the state Common Core test in English Language Arts refused to take the exam this week, according to a Newsday survey of public school districts ending Thursday, the third and final day of the assessment...
  • Executive Board Elections

    04.08.2016/General News
    IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION/REMINDERS The Executive Board elections will take place in each building on Monday, May 2, 2016. The voting window will be from the start of each building’s workday until the end of the workday.      As always, please stay involved with YOUR union and make every effort...
  • Meet the Candidates

    04.08.2016/General News
    PRESIDENT: MICHAEL KRIEGER I was raised in Farmingville, NY and graduated from Sachem High School in 1998.  After graduation, I attended James Madison University in Virginia, where I received a B.A. in History as well as dual certification in Middle and Secondary Education with an intermediate...