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​NEW ==>The February CSTA Minutes Now Online

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Continuing a Tradition of Partnership, Innovation, and Educational Excellence

Visitors since August 7, 2007:

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I am Dan Bartlett with the Ticket Sales Department here at Syracuse University. I began this position in August of 2013 and had little time before the football & basketball season were upon me. One of my main goals when I started was to show my appreciation for the teachers in the area. My sister teaches at Solvay Elementary and we came up with this idea to offer a discount to all teachers in the Syracuse area! With all the hard work that our teachers put in I wanted to give them the greatest discount I could!

The offer is for ALL employees of Central Square - current and retired, aides, assistants, etc. Any and all employees past or present can take advantage of this offer :)

​To see the SU BASKETBALL games offered, pricing and how to purchase tickets, please click here.

From Dan Bartlett, SU Ticket and Sales Department

UPDATED ==> Discounted SU BASKETBALL Tickets

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APPR Downloads

New APPR documents have been added to the website. Please click here to access the information.

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.

​Linda Meredith
​CSTA President
CSTA Disaster Relief Fund

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.

NEW ==> Cuomo Continues Attacks on Teachers

What happens next? Please click here to read the latest Legislative and Political Update from NYSUT.

New York's public schools are NOT FOR SALE!

It seems ridiculous to have to say that, but opponents of public education -- led by a handful of ultra-rich hedge fund and Wall Street billionaires -- are in the process of trying to cash in on the millions they spent on the New York State Senate elections at the expense of public schools in local communities.

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to sign the petition telling the hedge fund billionaires, the Wall Street privateers and their puppets in Albany that our public schools are NOT FOR SALE!

We need to tell Gov. Cuomo and state legislators that they need to do four things to protect our public schools:

1.  STOP THE STARVATION! Increase funding for all school districts in the coming budget and give priority to needier districts.

2.  PROTECT PUBLIC SCHOOLS! Don't raise the charter cap and don't use our limited public funds for charter school facilities.

3.  STOP THE SUBSIDIES FOR PRIVATIZATION! Don't use public money to subsidize private schools.

4.  HOLD CHARTER SCHOOLS ACCOUNTABLE! Ensure that all schools -- charter schools included -- comply with finance and program audits and educate every child!

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to sign the petition telling the hedge fund billionaires, the Wall Street privateers and their puppets in Albany that our public schools are NOT FOR SALE!

Sign this petition now and help us protect our public schools!In solidarity,

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT Executive Vice President

P.S.:  ​
Say clearly that our public schools are NOT FOR SALE! Sign the petition right now!

CSTA Contractual Agreement

Click here to view the 2013 - 2017 Central Square Contractual Agreement.

CSTA Members,

    As we work with the NYSUT leadership to keep you aware of developments we'll be using the union website for our communication along with your home email addresses.  Oswego County is also planning a community forum in the near future, and we've already shared information about the event at the North Syracuse Junior High on Thursday, February 5th at 6:30pm.  NYSUT President Karen Magee's message follows with links for your use. 

In solidarity,


FROM: NYSUT President Karen Magee:

NYSUT is attacking the governor's vicious proposals on multiple fronts: through mainstream and social media, TV, print, forums, direct action, lobbying and more. This week, in a video message I ask you to share, 
I speak directly to members, reinforcing the message that we are at war. On our home page and directly at www.nysut.org/allkidsneed is a center devoted to NYSUT's full-throttle campaign. It tells members now and going forward what they can do. It includes talking points ("Where we stand,") a point-by-point critique of the governor's proposals, video, our print ads, and other tools for forums and political action.

This week we put forth another round of messaging blowing up the specifics of Cuomo's education proposals, including his plan to 
more than double the weight of standardized tests -- unsupported, bad for kids and a teacher-bashing tactic that cannot stand. Our proactive plan for fixing the evils of APPR, adopted last weekend by the NYSUT Board of Directors, will guide our lobbying going forward. Watch for a new multi-media campaign to drop next week. NYSUT's message in coming days will continue to emphasize, over and over, our common cause with parents. It's full speed ahead, and I ask you to carry that rallying cry to our members and the community.

1. Watch for details about community forums in your region

The first forum is scheduled for 
Feb. 11 in the Syracuse area, and plans are coming together for more of our regional public forums to call Cuomo out on his lack of hands-on understanding of what students need. Lockport, Corning, Yonkers and more are in the works for March. Watch for details as they develop at nysut.org/allkidsneed

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