UPDATE: Ratification Vote

The date of the ratification vote for the proposed contract extension has been changed to Thursday, December 4th at 4:00 pm at Comsewogue High School.

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International Day of the Child

Today is The International Day of the Child!
Please send in your IREFUSE letters and post/tweet your favorite child’s photo wth the following message:
I Refuse the NYS Testing because I LOVE ———-
#whyirefuse  #whyisupportpubliceducation
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Ratification Vote

The PJSTA Representative Council has unanimously approved a contract extension. There will be a ratification vote on Monday, December 1st at Comsewogue High School at 4:00 pm. There will be building meetings this week to discuss the extension and have your questions on the following dates:
Clinton Avenue- Tuesday 8:00 AM
Terryville/JFK (at JFK)- Tuesday 3:00 PM
Comsewogue High School- Wednesday 6:45 AM
Norwood- Wednesday 3:45 PM
JFK- Thursday 7:10 AM
Boyle- Thursday 2:45 PM

If you can not make your building’s meeting please make plans to attend another building’s.

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Important News Out of Locust Valley

This appears to be a pretty big story and we will follow up on it as it develops.

Via the Locust Valley Teachers Association’s president…

This year, the Locust Valley BOE decided to deny the incremental steps provided by in our contract and protected by Triborough. We have filed an Improper Practice charge, our grievance is in arbitration and we, currently, are at impasse in our negotiations.

This action, suggested by Terry O’Neill of Bond Schoenck and supported by our superintendent, Anna Hunderfund, if successful, has dire consequences for all public employees.

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Howie Hawkins, Brian Jones, and Where they Stand on Public Education

Yesterday the PJSTA hosted an approximate 50 people who came out to hear gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins speak.  Hawkins, the Green Party candidate endorsed by the PJSTA, is the only pro-public education candidate in the election.

To see where each candidate stands on issues related to public education click here: GOVERNORS RACE SIDE BY SIDE

To listen to Hawkins and his running mate, Brian Jones, talk about the issues related to public education, check out the videos below…

Hawkins and Jones on Teacher Tenure 

Hawkins and Jones on the Triborough Amendment 

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