NYSUT asks Members to Call State Senators NOW!!!!

NYSUT is asking everyone to call members of the New York State Senator NOW!!!
Senator Dean Skelos, Republican representing New York Senate District 9 in Nassau Country.  recently made some damaging comments, criticizing the Assembly for “carrying NYSUT/UFT water.”
Pressure needs to be applied to members of the Senate, and NYSUT is asking members to call and ask Senators to:
Continue to reject harmful due process changes to 3020-a
Reject tying tenure to teacher evaluation
Reject any increase in testing
Reject any loss of collective bargaining rights
Senator’s Albany and Home District Phone Numbers:
Senator Boyle 518-455-3411 and 631-665-2311
Senator Crocci – 518-455-3570 and 631-360-3356
Senator Flanagan – 518-455-2071 and 631-361-2154
Senator Hannon – 518-455-2200 and 516-455-2200
Senator LaValle – 518-455-3121 and 631-473-1461
Senator Marcellino – 518-455-2390 and 516-922-1154
Senator Venditto 518-455-3341 and 516-882-0630
Senator Martins 518-455-3265 and 516-746-0439
and while it will probably fall on deaf ears-
Senator Skelos 518-455-3171 and 516-766-8383

#ProtectOurSchools Rally

If you are in the vicinity of New York City next weekend, you are encouraged to attend a large rally planned on Saturday, March 28th at noon-outside the governor’s Midtown District Office, located on 633 3rd Avenue at East 41st Street.

NYSUT will be joining our Brothers and Sisters from UFT; AFSCME DC37; Local 372; AQE; Class Size Matters; Citizens Action; Council of School Supervisors & Administrators; Education Council Consortium; NY Communities for Change; and Strong Economy for All Coalition at this #ProtectOurSchools Rally.

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NHS Graduate Named Superintendent …

danzer2Robert Banzer, a 1984 graduate of Northport High School, has been named as the new superintendent of the Northport – East Northport Union Free School District. Mr. Banzer, who holds a masters degree from the University at Albany – SUNY, and a bachelor’s from Hamilton College, is currently the Human Resources Director for the Wayne Central School District in upstate New York. He succeeds Marylou McDermott, who retired in January, and the current interim superintendent Thomas Caramore.

Reminder About Health Insurance Hack …

Anthem, Inc., the parent company of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which provides services for the Empire Plan Hospital Program, has reported a data breach. Effected members will be notified by mail. DO NOT respond to scam phone calls or emails posing as Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The only legitimate contact is by mail. If you want to initiate contact with the company, call 1-877-263-7995 or visit www.anthem.com.