Welcome to the BOCES STAFF ASSOCIATION of ROCKLAND COUNTY
LAST UPDATED: March 8, 2014
RA delegates and alternates must be reported to NYSUT by Feb. 18. - Nominations for elections are due by Feb. 21.
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, and to celebrate, hundreds of thousands of people are coming together to Light It Up Blue. Join Autism Speaks to help shine a light on autism!
Kansas is the first state to place its population of people with developmental disabilities with managed care companies.
When a Michigan boy with special needs said he didn't want a birthday party because he had no friends, his mom turned to Facebook and found him more than a million supporters.
NYSUT leaders said a Regents' task force that worked to fix the failed implementation of the Common Core acknowledged problems, but only skimmed the surface of the significant course corrections parents and educators have been seeking.
Press accounts and the SED press release have led to a lot of misunderstanding regarding the Regents' adjustments. Here's NYSUT's summary. The Regents tabled the teacher evaluation component (which we maintain is already allowed under law) following the governor's negative reaction.
NYSUT strongly supports the right of parents to decide whether to "opt out" their children from state standardized tests and encourages our locals to advocate for district policies that provide a supportive testing environment for all students and constructive alternatives for those students whose parents have decided to opt them out of state testing. NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi sent a memo this week to local presidents to provide guidance on these issues.
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