SRP heads to Washington for summit on working families

Teacher aide Priscilla Smith is headed on Monday to Washington, D.C. to be part of  the White House Summit on Working Families. Smith, an executive board member of the Frontier Central Employees Association, will share her experience as a dedicated teacher aide who loves her work supporting the educational goals of the students at Pinehurst [...]

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Appreciating NYSUT’s School-Related Professionals

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Next week — next Tuesday, to be exact — is statewide School-Related Professionals Recognition Day. NYSUT was instrumental in getting the legislation passed that establishes this special day and is proud to showcase its SRP members. This year, we are celebrating our SRPs in two unique ways. NYSUT is sponsoring a friendly competition that will [...]

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School buildings hit hard by layoffs of custodial and maintenance staff

It takes a whole network of people to run a school system, and the loss of some of those people is starting to take a toll on the school buildings themselves. NYSUT members reminded lawmakers Feb. 15 during a day of advocacy and an Extraordinary Meeting of NYSUT’s Committee of 100 that school district employees [...]

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Watch out for big yellow buses

“If you think it’s hard for you to be driving your car home, think about how much more difficult it is for our bus drivers, with a bus full of kids excited about the snow!” said NYSUT Vice President Kathleen Donahue. “These drivers have to be extra careful.”

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Celebrating SRPs Part 3

Celebrating SRPs Part 3

NYSUT has been celebrating School-Related Professionals in the month of November. Here’s how the official SRP Recognition Day Nov. 16 went down in a few more NYSUT locals. Nyack The Nyack Teachers Association supplied breakfast to all five buildings in the Nyack district. The photos below are from the SRP Recognition Day celebration at Valley [...]

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Celebrating School Related Professionals

Did you know that today is SRP recognition day? Here’s a shout-out for all the School-Related Professionals who make being in school safer, healthier, cleaner, more efficient, more nutritious and more educational, too.

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AFT conference saves a life

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Janis Bianco comes to every SRP conference. Here’s she is with Karen Sheely, both of the Rondout Valley School Related Professionals, last year. Who is that grey hair on the right? I did an article about Janis’ fight against ovarian cancer in the 1990s. Another case of the union helping people. In this case, saving [...]

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Smiley faces for you, me, EVERYBODY

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Annie McClintock of United Teaching Assistants of Harborfields brought  a bag of smiley faces painted onto brightly colored stones that her 89-year-old mother made for her. “They are to thank all of the people who supported me at the RA, and especially for the people like you who work behind the scenes,” McClintock said. (Annie [...]

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Photos are on tech overload

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Good afternoon folks! Check out NYSUT’s Flickr page for just a few of the images that have come streaming in from the One Nation March in Washington, D.C, from the Making Strides walks in Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Waterloo, and the SRP Leadership conference in Albany. It’s amazing how active NYSUT’s membership has been over [...]

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Video: From Washington, Iannuzzi sends a shout out to leaders back home

Live from the One Nation march in Washington, NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi sends greetings to leaders attending conferences back home in New York state. “We know the training you guys are doing back there will help us carry our mission going forward,” says Iannuzzi. School Related Professionals (SRP) Leadership Conference Greetings Utica Regional Leadership Conference [...]

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