BSCTA News Archive

  • Happy Labor Day BSCTA

    Greetings fellow Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association members. I am excited to welcome everyone back to another exciting year. We hope that everyone had a great summer full of rest and relaxation. I am sure that some of you have heard the ads put out by Long Island Teachers, details on those...
  • Newsday: Bay Shore/Brightwaters residents oppose proposed charter school

    09.01.2015/General News
    A proposed charter school that its organizers say could eventually serve more than 600 students in the Bay Shore, Brentwood and Central Islip districts has drawn strong opposition from some school leaders, who say it would create a "substantial financial hardship" for the local systems' budgets...
  • Long Island Teachers Back to School Campaign

    09.01.2015/General News
    Visit to hear the radio and Pandora ad...   Back to School season is a very busy time for Long Island teachers.  Many educators have spent the entire summer preparing for this week either through continuing education and course development. Our hats are off to...
  • Do not support the LICACS within the confines of the Bay Shore School District.

    SIGN THE PETITION NOW ON CHANGE.ORG We, the parents and teachers of the Bay Shore School District are opposed to the opening of any charter school, but specifically Long Island Children’s Academy Charter School (“LICACS”), within the Bay Shore UFSD for the following reasons:  1. There is no need to...
  • For most teachers, the Summer is on!

    08.24.2015/General News
    Click here to check out the landing page with the radio ad for the Long Island Teachers Summer's On campaign which is running through August 31st. Commack's Rob Ciani and Hicksville's Joan Deem recorded the :30 second ad which will be running on 103.1 Max FM, 94.3 The Shark, 98.3 KJOY, 106.1 WBLI...
  • BSCTA app-like mobile shortcut instructions

    07.02.2015/General News
      iPhone Above:   Adding an app-like shortcut to your smartphone is easy, simply figure out if you have an android or iphone and follow the instructions in the image.   Please note: These steps vary depending on the age of your device, because there are so many different types we included...
  • Happy Fourth of July

    Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and 53 other Founding Fathers ratified the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. They literally put their necks on the line for liberty. Their struggle gave birth to this great nation of ours and in the centuries that followed, millions of...
  • AFT launching summer campaign

    07.02.2015/Political Action
    The anti-worker forces that are trying to break our union just got a big break from the United States Supreme Court. This week, the court agreed to hear the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association during its next term.   Make no mistake: This case is not about individual liberty or the...
  • 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!