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    Deadline is May 1st.
    It is a $250 scholarship for any union members child who is a Senior attending high School in Rockland County.

    April 19th
    Teacher Evaluation: The Charge and the Challenges
    Facilitator: Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D.

    May 3rd
    Master’s in Literacy - The Rockland Teacher's Center Info Session

    May 10th
    "What is Google Apps for Education?” - RTCWorkshop

    May 30th Deadline

    Topics on the this page:

    1. Demand that they support these five bills
    2. May 17 school budget vote
    3. NEW Regs on teacher registration
    4. Help Support Career and Technical Education!
    5. AFT: Lesson Plan Sharing
    6. Free NYSUT's 2016 Black History poster



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    Regents adopt emergency regs on teacher registration


    Recordkeeping Requirements


    CTLE certificate holders shall maintain a record of completed CTLE, which shall include: the title of the program, the total number of hours completed, the number of hours completed in language acquisition addressing the need of English language learners, the sponsor's name and any identifying number, attendance verification, and the date and location of the program. Such records shall be retained for at least three years from the end of the registration period in which the continuing teacher and leader education was completed and shall be available for review by the Department upon request.


    The Regents adopted emergency regulations to implement the legislation requiring teachers to register every five years.

    Beginning in July, all permanent, professional and level III teaching assistant certificate holders will be required to register with SED in the month of their birthdate. Re-registration will be required every 5 years. There is no fee for registration. A late fee of $10 will be charged if the deadline is missed.

    Details on the actual registration process are still to be determined.

    All professional and level III teaching assistant certificate holders will be required to meet a 100 hour professional development requirement every five years beginning in July of 2016. School districts and BOCES will continue to be approved providers, along with Teacher Centers, Higher Education institutions, NYSUT ELT and professional organizations. School districts will continue to be required to provide opportunities to meet the requirement.

    NYSUT will be providing a fact sheet with additional details.




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    NYSAPE and its allies support Assembly members Todd Kaminsky and Amy Paulin's comprehensive legislation that will bring common sense back to NYS Education. Combined, the five bills will:

    · end over-testing and require full test transparency (A09584 - Kaminsky)

    · restore local control and repeal receivership law (A09578 - Kaminsky)

    · create needed alternative pathways to graduation for students (A09579 - Kaminsky)

    · decouple teacher/principal evaluations from test results (A09626 - Kaminsky)

    · decouple financial penalties from teacher/principal evaluation plans if not in place by this Fall & require an expert committee to develop a research-based teacher/principal evaluation plan (A09461-Paulin)

    Assembly members Kaminsky & Paulin's bills are an important start to fixing the damage done to education in New York State.

    Please TAKE ACTION NOW & send a letter to your Assembly member and Senator. Demand that they support these five bills that begin to heal the trust broken by damaging education legislation and policy.

    Thank you for TAKING ACTION!

    NYS Allies for Public Education







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    Help support CTE

    Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. Check out fast facts below, or learn more with our Policy and Advocacy Publications, State CTE Profiles and the CTE Prepares the Qualified Workforce summary of employment projections.





    Food Drive

    RBSA members at Shoprite in Garnerville collecting food for People to People. Bobby Nodelman with his son Travis and daughter Kaylee, Rachel Lasade, Kathy Glade, Randy Welsh, RBSA Public Relations chair Elena Temple, Shirley Clay, Anne Marie Lynch with her sons Michael and Daniel, and RBSA president Kevin Connell

    Final food drive for the year is this Saturday, 3/19/16, at 9:00 at Shop Rite in Stony Point.

    Food Drive

    Political Action

    RBSA President Kevin Connell and Political Action Chair Mary Vail with Congresswoman Nita Lowey and members of Rockland Central Labor Council!

    Central Labor



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    Here's help passing your important May 17 school budget vote

    Local school budget votes statewide will be Tuesday, May 17, and again this year, NYSUT has posted school budget campaign materials for your local use.

    Unfortunately, school boards will again have to deal with the ill-advised tax cap lawmakers passed in 2011. The statewide tax cap number is 0.12 percent this year. Many districts actually face a negative tax levy cap.

    Contact your labor relations specialist or your regional political organizer if your board is considering whether to override the cap.




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    Powered by AFT

    Share My Lesson is an online tool for educators to find and work with resources they need for their classrooms. This tool allows educators—pre-K through 12th grade—to upload their own lesson plans, download resources from other educators and content partners, find professional development, network and much more. And it's 100 percent free!

    It's easy to sign up: Visit to get started. And if you're already a using SML, check out the new and improved site!



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    FREE! NYSUT's Black History posters for your classroom.

    NYSUT's new Women's History Month poster, honoring Harriet Tubman.
    Printable posters can be downloaded at To order a hard copy, email Please reference the poster number -- 516_16 -- and include your name, mailing address, number of copies needed and a contact phone number.

    NYSUT honors Black History Month with a free poster commemorating the nine parishioners who lost their lives in the June 2015 shooting in Charleston, S.C., and the remarkable progress it precipitated.

    Printable posters can be downloaded at To order a hard copy, email

    Please reference the poster number -- 514C_16 -- and include your name, mailing address, number of copies needed and a contact phone number.

    Orders without that information cannot be processed.


    union reps

    Kevin Connell President, Union Rep
    Joseph Bianchi Vice President, Union Rep
    Lilybeth Torres Secretary, Union Rep, Lap Chair, Year End Party Chair
    Ann Neville Treasurer

    Jason Kahn Negotiations Chair, Lap Chair, Union Rep
    Patti Trout Grievance Chair, Union Rep
    Evan Seidel Union Rep
    Mary Patt Wolff Union Rep

    Union representatives, are individuals who have trained to assist in meetings with administration.

    Grievance - Patti Trout
    Sick Bank - Susan Norfleet & Doreen Fraino
    Public Relations - Elena Temple
    End of Year Party - Lilybeth Torres
    Rockland Teacher Center – Kevin Connell
    Budget Committee – Richard Murray
    Political Action - Mary Vail
    Health & Safety - Phil Rucker
    Membership -Robin Jones
    Website Information - Patrick Mitrione

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