The BTA Executive Board will host a Zoom virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to provide members an opportunity to connect with each other and with us. It is also an opportunity for members to ask questions and share concerns related to distance learning, and other concerns connected to our school closure.
Members ONLY are invited to this forum You must pre-register by Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in order to participate. If you do not pre-register by the deadline, you will not be allowed to join the forum. Click on this link to pre-register:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Members are requested to join the call beginning at 2:45 p.m.. Signing in to the call early will help us to manage the call more efficiently.
Our capacity on the call is limited to a maximum of 100 participants, and registration is based on a first-come basis. The call will not be recorded and will not be available for replay. If we have more than 100 pre-registrations we will offer another virtual meeting.
In the interest of time, during the call please:
To get a balanced perspective, we will purposely seek questions and input from all sites and all subgroups of members. You will be asked to state your name, your position, and your site(s) before you present your question, concern, or comment.
We look forward to seeing/hearing you!
The BTA Executive Board
Virtual Memorial for NYC Fallen Workers Workers' Memorial Day
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:00PM
In honor of our member, friend and colleague Carole B. Philogene, the BTA has submitted her name for recognition.
We invite you to join the event.
NYSUT is offering a series of FREE, live webinars to help retirees stay engaged, stay healthy, beat loneliness and learn new skills.
Available to all NYSUT Retirees, the webinars will focus on a range of topics (see graphic below).
The live sessions will give participants the chance to ask questions, and to interact with the presenters and with each other. Sign on a few minutes early for an easy set-up, and have a chance to chat with others before the webinar starts.
Click on the following blue link to register for the webinar(s) of your choice:
After completing registration, participants will receive a confirmation email. Approximately 24 hours before the webinar, a second email with a link will be received, which will allow connection directly to each chosen webinar.
To join a webinar , participants will need to open the email on the scheduled date, and click on the included link at the 2 p.m. start time.
(connecting a few minutes early is recommended)
After you register, a pre-webinar reminder, session handouts and any follow-up materials will also be emailed directly to you. All the webinars will be recorded and posted on the NYSUT Retiree website at a later date.
For a full list of webinar offerings, visit nysut.org/retireewebinars .
These Student Debt Webinars are free to all NYSUT members and offer:
Two webinars are scheduled for next week on Tuesday, April 28 from 4:30-6:00 and on Thursday, April 30 from 6:00-7:30. To register for either session, go to: https://studentloans.nysut.org/webinars.
Every 10 years, Congress must carry out a complete count of every person living in the United States of America. All residents—including non-citizens, children, and seniors alike—are counted. This is the Census.
U.S. Census data is used to allocated over $675 billion in federal funds, including $34 billion in annual Medicaid allocations, billions more in housing assistance, and hundreds of millions to feed hungry children in schools. 132 federal programs use this data to determine the distribution of funds, and Census data is also used to determine our representation in government.
If we are undercounted in the Census, we not only stand to lose tens of billions of dollars in federal funds, but also seats in Congress! And it can't be fixed for another 10 years.
CLICK HERE to fill out your Census form online! It is safe and easy, and every household is required by law to complete a Census survey!
Filling out your Census form is the easiest way for you to improve health care in New York, feed hungry children in our schools, and ensure fair representation in Congress.
Don't wait! Fill out your Census form today!
P.S. Be counted! Take action now to fill out your Census form online!
Link for NYSUT CoronoaVirus Toolkit
TRS/ERS disability protection info
The NYSUT ELT (Education Learning Trust) is offering members 4 FREE virtual wellness seminars starting this Friday! I urge you to take advantage of these programs and remember we are STRONGER TOGETHER!https://elt.nysut.org/promotions/2020-COVID-19?
BOCES Teachers Association