NYSUT Central New York Region

NYSUT Central New York Region

Serving NYSUT members throughout CNY with offices in Syracuse and Utica

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29/10/2023

Shout out to the Nysut Syracuse Leadership conference participants who just raised $4,050 for ACS Strides Against Breast Cancer !

22/10/2023

Shout out to the NYSUT Utica Region Locals that just raised $22416 for ACS Strides Against Breast Cancer at our Regional Fall Leadership conference!

13/10/2023

Hello Friends! Hope you can contribute to this great cause and join us at the STRIDES walk at 10:00am this Sunday, Oct 15th, Clinton Square, Syracuse!

NY educators deserve better. Fix teacher evaluations now | Opinion 26/05/2023

It's finally time to repeal APPR.

It's time we develop a new, locally controlled evaluation system that focus on professional development and support rather than teaching to standardized testing. For our students' development, this is a must.

Thank you to Assemblyman Al Stirpe, Senator John W. Mannion, NYS Senator Rachel May, Joe Griffo, New York State Senator Peter Oberacker & Senator Lea Webb for leading the charge for CNY on this issue and signing on to Bill S6880/A7525

NY educators deserve better. Fix teacher evaluations now | Opinion Fair evaluations, based on mutual trust, can help New York teachers hone their already formidable classroom skills.

15/05/2023

School Board & Budget races are tomorrow! - share this list so your friends & family can find the NYSUT endorsed candidates in their districts!

10/05/2023

School Board & Budget races are Tuesday! - share this list so your friends & family can find the NYSUT endorsed candidates in your districts!

Photos from Senator John W. Mannion's post 04/05/2023
04/05/2023
02/02/2023

Glad to have an educator in the Senate for moments like this. With all the good Governor Hochul's budget, it is shame she wants to divert public dollars to corporate charters.

Thank you Senator John W. Mannion for standing with public schools!

As someone who has spent nearly 30 years in the classroom, I have experienced firsthand the tremendous positive impact that public schools have on student success and the negative impact that charter schools have on the public education system.

New charter schools will drain resources from districts that serve communities with the highest needs, sending funds to corporate charter networks with different rules that lack transparency and accountability.

The move to expand the number of charters or adjust regional allotment is a policy that I cannot support.

We must prioritize the support and improvement of our public schools, which are a unifying force and the cornerstone of strong and equitable communities.

07/10/2021

Once again NYSUT will serve as a National Partner Against Cancer in 2021. Thank you for all your great work getting our members from across the CNY Region to work on registering teams for the 2021 STRIDES events. Please click on the links below to register your teams for either the Syracuse or Utica walks in October.
Syracuse Oct 17th Event Link: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=100855
Utica Oct 24th Event Link: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=100857

SPECIAL REQUEST! We’d like to establish Friday October 15th as a 'Pink Out' – Our NYSUT CNY designated fundraising day where we all encourage our members to wear pink and donate to Making Strides. PLEASE SPREAD the WORD! Collect some cash! Share some photos on social media! Make it a great STRIDES Day!

If you’d like to help me individually to raise funds for the ACS, here’s my “Real Men Wear Pink” link: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/ChrisColabello, as well as a QR code below for your convenience.

Thanks!
Christopher Colabello, Regional Staff Director
New York State United Teachers

High volume of COVID cases pushes Central Square School District to hire COVID coordinator 06/10/2021

“’The biggest part of this story is, by having a COVID coordinator, it allows those people closest to these students, the principles, the nurses, to be able to actually do their normal job...’”

High volume of COVID cases pushes Central Square School District to hire COVID coordinator Central Square is one of multiple school districts to find the need to hire a “COVID-19 coordinator”, a person who will shoulder the load of compiling positive cases and reaching out to the appropriate school and county officials. Its a responsibility that throughout the pandemic has fal...

18,000 Shots Given to N.Y.C. School Employees Ahead of Vaccine Deadline 04/10/2021

“While the mandate clearly pushed many employees to get vaccinated, the mayor’s decision to impose it will be further tested this week, as some schools grapple with possible staff shortages caused by the departure of unvaccinated employees.”

18,000 Shots Given to N.Y.C. School Employees Ahead of Vaccine Deadline The mandate is the first full vaccine requirement for any group of city workers and affects well over 150,000 teachers and staff members.

Rome schools going remote following increase in COVID cases among bus drivers 01/10/2021

“Superintendent Peter Blakesays there’s been a ‘significant increase’ in bus drivers testing positive for COVID, adding to an existing shortage that’s already led to late pick-ups and drop-offs throughout the district.”

Rome schools going remote following increase in COVID cases among bus drivers Rome City School District is going remote for a week following a cluster of COVID-19 cases among school bus drivers at First Student.

Utica Teacher at Watson Williams Shines Bright Light on Cornhill 24/09/2021

Utica Teachers Association member “Samantha Colosimo-Testa is a 5th grade teacher at Watson Williams Elementary School on Elmwood Place in the Cornhill neighborhood of Utica.”

Utica Teacher at Watson Williams Shines Bright Light on Cornhill A Utica school teacher who works in the Cornhill neighborhood is shining a positive light on a negative assignment given to Whitesboro High School students.

20/09/2021

NYSUT statement on Gov. Hochul’s actions to address the school bus driver shortage

ALBANY, N.Y. Sept. 19, 2021 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement today on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to address the school bus driver shortage:

“Like all school staff, bus drivers play an essential role in keeping our schools running and serving families across New York. Any steps the state can take to expedite the process for obtaining a commercial driver’s license are welcome — as are steps on the local level to provide hardworking, deserving drivers with the fair pay and benefits that reflect the critical importance of their work safely transporting students. Gov. Hochul is taking important steps to address the driver shortage crisis in the short term, and we will continue to advocate with her and the Legislature for long term solutions that improve working conditions for drivers, including legislation to require districts to staff every bus with a monitor.”

Central New York reacts with shock, anger, sadness on Sept. 11, 2001. Then offers a helping hand. (vintage photos) 10/09/2021

“Teachers and school administrators struggled with what, and how much, to tell their students. They answered telephone calls from worried parents, fielding messages from traveling relatives, and wrestled with keeping schools open at all.”

Central New York reacts with shock, anger, sadness on Sept. 11, 2001. Then offers a helping hand. (vintage photos) On TV and radio, whether at home, work, or school, Central New Yorkers witness the horrors of 9/11, then pitch in to help however they could.

AFT grants fund local innovation 07/09/2021

"Mike Emmi, President of Solvay Teachers Association, shows some of the many items bought for students with AFT grant money. Photo provided."

AFT grants fund local innovation If anyone knows about innovation, it is local union members who have had to reinvent most everything about their work as educators during pandemic times. To support their efforts, the American Federation of Teachers again offers its Innovation Fund to help locals provide programs to deal with a swif...

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