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President's Message Updates

  • We Need a Local Voice in Albany

    As the year winds down, we would like to keep you up to date with some important events.   First of all, thank you to everyone coming to celebrate  the careers of our retirees on June 1st. There are still plenty of tickets so if you haven't purchased them, please see your senior...
  • School Board Elections Tomorrow

    Tomorrow voters across Long Island will be going to the polls to vote on their school budgets and on their school boards.  I would like to encourage all of our members to get out to the polls and support your communities and support public education by voting for your school...
  • Teamsters on Strike in Suffolk. BTA to support them Wednesday

    This week the Teamster delivery drivers at Clare Rose went on strike. Clare Rose delivers Budweiser products to bars and restaurants across Long Island. They went on strike after the company gave them a final offer that included a 30% pay cut and the elimination of their...
  • Time to Take Action

    Public Education is under attack.  The new administration has appointed an anti Public Education nominee to run the Education Department.  Betsy DeVos doesn't even have a history of working in the classroom or in the administration of a school.  Instead she has used her personal...
  • Work to do in 2017

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a well deserved break and spent some quality time with family and loved ones. I just wanted to thank all of you for making this union well-balanced, hard-working, and advantageous during 2016. It was because of your hard work that paved the...
  • Happy Thanksgiving BTA

    With the election over and hopefully some peace and civility restored, we now enter the holiday season.  With Thanksgiving upon us, I would like to give thanks to all of the members of the Bellport Teachers Association.  You work everyday to educate our students and you work...
  • Vote for candidates who support Teachers

    Thankfully, the 2016 Election is less then a week away.  This election has been marred by personal insults, misogynistic remarks, racism, investigations and threats of violence against candidates opponents.  The NEA has reported an increase in bullying this year due to the...
  • Election Time for BTA

    As the fall is upon us, election season has come, showing us both the best and worst of people.  While many of us are disillusioned with the choices that we have for President, there are many important races throughout New York that we must focus on.  In the last few years,...
  • An Urgent Appeal on Behalf of the Faculty of LIU-Brooklyn

    On August 30th, the full time and adjunct faculty at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University were informed, with less than a day's notice, that they were locked out of their campus. They are no longer being paid and their health insurance has been cut off. The faculty at...
  • Happy Labor Day BTA

    It was good to see all of you on Wednesday and I hope you had a well rested summer. As we get our classes ready for the start of school on September 6, I would like to wish all Bellport Teachers Association members a very Happy Labor Day.     As union members this is our holiday...
  • A summer of political action

    As the summer begins to wind down, I hope that this email finds everyone enjoying their last few weeks of summer.  Of course, even in the summer teachers are working hard.  This month one of our very own teachers, Victoria Frenna will be featured in the Long Island Teachers...
  • Summer's On, BTA!

    I hope you're having a wonderful summer thus far. First of all, I would like to thank our retirees for all of the service they have given to the BTA and to education in our district. They will be truly missed in the classroom as well as the faculty rooms and the halls of the...

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