BSCTA News Archive

  • New website to be launched this week!

    President's Message from Darlene Darch   Greetings to all the BSCTA members!    With the summer fast approaching and most of us in test mode, I hope you are all looking forward to a well-deserved summer off. I'm sure many of you will be relaxing during the break, but I know many of you will be...
  • NYSUT Salutes Regents for Listening to Parents, Educators, Research on Teaching and Learning

    06.11.2015/Political Action
    ALBANY, N.Y. June 9, 2015 — New York State United Teachers today praised seven members of the Board of Regents who are calling for delaying implementation of Gov. Cuomo’s controversial evaluation system and recalibrating it to de-emphasize the weight of student standardized tests and promote...
  • TAKE ACTION:Tell Senators What They Must Do to Fix the Broken APR System!

    06.09.2015/Political Action
    The State Senate is trying to run out the clock. The Assembly has taken significant steps in recent weeks toward fixing New York's testing and evaluation mess. With a bipartisan, near-unanimous vote — 135 votes to just 1! — the Assembly amended the revised APPR system and mandated increased test...
  • School Budget Ad Campaign

    Message from Darlene Darch, BSTCA President I hope this email finds you all doing well and many thanks for all the positive feedback on our inaugural email that we sent out on April 24. If you did not get it, please check your junk mail and white-list the email address   In the News...
  • Long Island Teachers Ad Campaign

    05.15.2015/General News
    In an effort to promote the positives of our great public school system here on Long  Island, the Public Relations committee of the Long Island Presidents Council has invested in a digital, radio and Pandora ad campaign to encourage people to support their schools this Tuesday, May 19.    The new...
  • 5th Annual Long Island Workers Memorial Mass

    Every year at this Mass, we pray for the community and teachers from Newtown, Connecticut.
  • A Long Island Union Tradition

    04.27.2015/Political Action

    Win Tickets from UCOMM Radio

    04.25.2015/General News
    To win a pair of tickets to see Primus at The Paramount in Huntington, simply email your name and phone number to with a note on why you should win these tickets. Make sure you mention you're a member of the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association. Good luck!
  • Introducing Our Official Union Email

    We hope this email finds you all doing well. I am extremely proud of all  of you and the tremendous job you do. We are excited to announce that we have decided to improve our unions communications and have a series of new communication tools planned. The first is this email we are calling The...
  • Our Email Policy: Submit to Win!

    We need everyone to submit to us directly their personal email and cell phone number because we will not be sending this email to district email addresses after this inaugural email. We are also going to to raffle an ipad mini at the end of May, chosen at random for all members who sign up for this...
  • Boyle Heard Us Loud and Clear!

    04.23.2015/Political Action
    In what could be described as a "flash mob rally", today hundreds of teachers protested outside of NYS Senator Phil Boyle's District Office in Bay Shore. The message was heard loud and clear: Sen. Boyle voted wrong on teacher evaluations, so fix it! Nice work to all the members coming out!

    The Answer Works for Working People!

    04.23.2015/General News
    The Answer email communication is an efficient way to get info on the issues important to you and your co-workers. Be sure to talk it up at the workplace and get all BSCTA members to sign up on our website.