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From Joe Barbera
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NYSUT President Dick Ianuzzi is asking us to join forces
and take our message to Albany. At the listening session last week we
heard from professionals from our surrounding locals expressing their
concerns about the high stakes testing and our frustrations with the
State Education Department. We need as many people as possible to join
in the rally on June 8th. Bus transportation will be provided and more
information will be forthcoming. Right now it is important to get out
the word, save the date and make the commitment to our union, our profession
and each other. My goal is 100 people - bring your spouse, your neighbor,
a stranger off the street. It will be our numbers that show our legislators
that we mean business. This is your opportunity to take action! Spread
the word and sign up by emailing me at: email@example.com
For additional information about the rally from NUSUT - please
March 2013 CSTA Minutes
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fight is on for funding for our classrooms
It's March Madness, and unfortunately in New York that doesn't just mean
basketball. The fight is on for funding for our classrooms. Currently
our school district is looking at a loss of 22 teaching positions and
15 non-instructional staff. Our class sizes will be larger with estimates
of up to 23 in some kindergarten classrooms and possibly 27 in some
5th grades. Elementary chorus and art clubs will be cut. I urge you
to fax your legislators asking them to support more funding for our
classrooms and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Executive Vice President Dave Fries recently returned from Albany and
the Committee of 100 where our members spoke one on one to politicians.
They voiced our concerns for us all, but we need you to put the exclamation
point on the message with your
fax. Please act now. Share
your concerns by linking to the Member Action Center on your Facebook
page. Please click on the above link ... and Take Action!
send a fax, please click here, then mouse click on "Find
More Issues and Take Action!" On the next website page find link titled
"Support More Funding for New York's Classrooms!"
Linda L Meredith
Elementary School Has Done It Again!
In 2010, Cleveland Elementary School was named a Blue
Ribbon School of Character and just this year they are the only school
receiving the 2013 New York School of Character Award. Please click
read all about it!
that time of year again
It's that time of year again. The time when we ask our
politicians how much value is an education worth?
you fund our schools?
The Governor has released his budget which provides a 4.4% funding increase
for education. Unfortunately it is not enough to make up what the state
has taken away in the last few years. We now need to press our legislators
to push for the necessary funds we need to balance our budget and support
our students and teachers.
Watch the State of Our Schools video, "Will you fund our schools?"
Take action now by:
° Click here to share the video action page on Facebook
° Click here to share the video action page on Twitter
° Email the video action page to friends and family
here to send a letter to your legislators asking them, "Will
you fund our schools?"
Audit Report Letter
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Square School District and Community Participate in Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer Walk 2012
by Caroline Joss and Sarah Alsante, September
On Sunday September 30, members of the Central Square Teachers Association
as well as other Central Square School District faculty, families and
friends participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
in downtown Syracuse.
Each school in the district worked hard to collect cash and online donations
to help in the fight against breast cancer. The grand total of what was
collected in registration forms on the day of the walk, combined with
online donations, Central Square School District raised $1400.00 to benefit
the American Cancer Society.
Many thanks to Building Team Leaders in each school for their hard work
and dedication to this important walk: Cara Blake - PV Moore High School,
Judy Windhausen- Central Square Intermediate, Sarah Alsante- Central
Square Middle School, Helen Bolen- Cleveland Elementary, and Rick Snavlin
and Pam Potter- Brewerton Elementary.
Many Central Square faculty, families and friends
showed up to join us in Making Strides. They included: Rick Snavlin
with Sarah Snavlin and Nate Snavlin, Sarah Alsante, Nora Rudewicz,
Pam Potter, Jackie Straub, Heather Gullo with Annie Gullo, Sophie Gullo,
and Tess Gullo, Delinda Sunderland, Michele Adams, Heather Applegarth
with Maren Applegarth, Evie Applegarth, and Derek Applegarth, Melanie
Wheeler with Marissa Wheeler and Anna Wheeler, Paul Garrow, Matt McGill,
Cheryl Reed, and Carol Dwyer. Central Square Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse
Coach Rick Snavlin walked with student athletes from his team, including
Adam Wilckens, Sam Hatem, Logan McGill, Devin McGill, Jacob Garrow,
and Zach Reed. PV Moore teacher Nicole Heath walked along with PV Moore
High School students Sam Stetson, Alexis Holmquist, and Chris Kendrick.
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APPR Website Section
The NEW CSTAonline website section devoted to APPR
posted. Please click here, or use the APPR navigation button on the left,
to view the latest APPR information.
Action with NYSUT's MAC
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.
February 20, 2012: CONTRACTUAL
AGREEMENT between the SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS of the CENTRAL SQUARE
CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT and the CENTRAL SQUARE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
Dental Rewards and Incentive Co-Insurance
With the cost of our Dental premiums increasing next
month, now is a good time to take advantage of the Dental Rewards and
Incentive Co-Insurance programs offered with our policy. Please mouse
click here OR click on the Union Benefits button for additional information.
(and often overlooked) Teacher Retirement System Benefit
from Linda Meredith, 9/22/11
If you or another NYSTRS member is seriously ill, or
experiencing a potentially life threatening surgery or procedure, then
taking care of the people who survive is a concern. Understanding the
benefits available through the NYS Teacher’s Retirement System
is one part of securing the future for any beneficiaries you have. For
additional information please click here.
The spring CSRTA luncheon will be
Friday May 17, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Location and details TBA.
by Joe Barbera,
NYSUT Member Benefits - Great Deals
NYSUT Member Benefits Trust was established for
the purpose of endorsing and monitoring quality, competitive insurance
plans, investments and benefit programs. These programs include
discounts on travel, car rentals, mortgage services, consumer guides,
insurance and much more. These programs and services are available
to NYSUT members and agency fee payers. Some are also available
to or cover spouses/domestic partners of members, dependent children,
dependent parents and grandparents. In addition to the regular
menu of benefits, certain programs are available exclusively for
retiree members. Additional information from NYST Member Benefits
can be found by clicking
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