NEW ++> From The President
It is the end of another school year and we want to pause and wish our very best to our retirees who have given so much of their lives to our school district and the children of this community. We hope the next part of your life is abundant in good times with family and friends and new adventures around every corner! We also hope you'll continue to stay active and in touch with us! Please make sure Jaime Blakes has your contact information and consider joining the retiree chapter. We'd love to continue seeing you at our union parties and political action rallies. Congratulation go out to:
arlene Conner (ret. in Dec)
I want to thank the Union Officers for the time and effort they put in all year long for our organization. It is a 24/7 job and they do it with professionalism and strength. They have to work over time to keep me in line as well. We all miss Dave Fries. He has been our Executive Vice President for several years and he did a wonderful job handling grievances, political action and playing the role of my body guard. He was my adviser and he has always been willing to lend a listening ear to many of our members. We wish him well with the new love of his life - Avery! Thank you for all you have done to make our union stronger.
Our spring union party was a fun success! Thank you Jaime and Jen for making all the arrangements. The raffle baskets were gorgeous and between them and the VOTE/COPE prizes there were many many winners all night! We raised almost $300 for our disaster relief fund that supports local families during emergency situations. Our VOTE/COPE drive was a smashing success - thank you Heather Gullo for leading by example! To the membership, I pray that your summer is restful, relaxing and safe. Enjoy a well deserved rest! Linda
NEW ==>The March/April 2015 CSRTA Minutes Now Online
NEW ==> MAJOR Changes Enacted in the new APPR Law
Please click here to ready NYSUT Legal's preliminary analysis of the new APPR laws.
The Central Square Pride initiative generated interest from Channel 9 WSYR which aired a segment about it on their Bridge Street program. To view the TV segment please click here.
From Linda Meredith
New ==> Central Square Pride
In an effort to share the pride we all feel in our school district because of the great work our teachers and students do every day, the CSTA worked to develop a commercial to air on channels 3 and 9 during the spring of 2015. Many thanks go out to the union officers who helped develop the concept, the parents who drove to the TV station during some of the worst driving conditions of February and the children who shared their talents on film and in pictures! We are hoping local businesses will find value in promoting our community and be interested in helping us fund the commercial for a longer viewing time.
As a follow-up the local television talk show Bridge Street invited us on to do a segment about our latest Character Education award. Recently we were recognized nationally as a State School District of Character, one of only 46 schools countrywide. Nicole Heath, Jaime Ballard and adorable student Nina Fico made us all proud as they represented us on the show.
We were also able to promote the Oswego County Public Education Advocacy Night on March 23rd at the Fulton Junior High from 6:30 – 7:30pm. We need to pack this forum!
CSTA Contractual Agreement
Click here to view the 2013 - 2017 Central Square Contractual Agreement.
Our union decided to create a Disaster Relief Fund for members of the Central Square School District community. We have a form that any CSTA member can fill out requesting funds that we wanted to make available on the website
Please click here to access the CSTA Disaster Relief Fund form.
Take Action with NYSUT's MAC
CSTA Members,We are all aware of the fight for confidentiality for our evaluations. I urge you to go to https://mac.nysut.org and join NYSUT's Member Action Center from your home computer. Send your fax to your legislators and the governor that your personal evaluation needs to be kept personal, and don't do it once, do it twice every day. Share the information and site with your family and friends and ask them to send their faxes. "Like" the MAC site and add them to your Facebook page. Take action, remind your colleagues and push back.
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NEW ==>The April and May CSTA Minutes Now Online