In May 2019, the 3 year terms of the four current BSCTA officers will expire (see below). All four of these officers must officially declare their candidacy and follow the attached election guidelines in order to run again.
CURRENT BSCTA OFFICERS:
Mike Krieger (MS)-President
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 currently high school seniors and will be attending college in the Fall...
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 filled. The BSCTA Political Action Chairperson is an individual, under...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Here are some upcoming classes from Suffolk's Edge:
Building an Effective Assessment Plan Day 1 and Day 2
Creating the Markerspace Classroom
The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement
Next Generation Learning Standards
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...
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! 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...
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...
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.
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...
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 has two new offerings thatwill be taking place over the next few weeks and months:
Special Education Certification
Educational Leadership Program