After BOE Approval, New PJSTA Contract is official

Following last night’s Comsewogue graduation, the Comsewogue school board voted to approve the MOA that was ratified by the PJSTA membership earlier in the day.  The new contract, a four year deal, takes effect July 1st and will expire on June 30, 2020.

PJSTA Membership Ratifies New Contract

The PJSTA general membership overwhelmingly ratified our new contract today.  The MOA will now go to the Comsewogue BOE for final approval.

The PJSTA Contract Extension Agreement

The PJSTA has reached an agreement with the Comsewogue School District on a contract extension.  The extension was approved unanimously at today’s Representative Counsel meeting.  The extension will be put to a ratification vote next Thursday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm in the Comsewogue High School auditorium.  We will be holding meetings every day between …

School Budget Results

The Comsewogue School District’s budget vote resulted in an approved budget in overwhelming fashion as the “Yes” votes garnered more than 80% of the vote.  PJSTA endorsed candidates Fran Blatter and Robert DeStefano were re-elected.  Thank you to the Comsewogue community for their support of our schools!

Courageous MORE Teachers Defy Gag Order

Three courageous members of the United Federation of Teachers are defying the city’s gag order on speaking out against the state tests.  Lauren Cohen, Jia Lee, and Kristin Taylor, all of whom are running for positions in the upcoming UFT election with the Movement of Rank and File Educators Caucus, spoke to NBC 4 New …

The PJSTA Endorses Zephyr Teachout

The Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association is very proud to endorse Zephyr Teachout for New York State Governor. Teachout has a clear vision for a public education system that New York’s students, teachers, and communities deserve. Teachout stands in opposition to the privatization measures that have been endorsed by Governor Cuomo and which hurt New …

Press Release: Informational Picketing at Senator Flanagan’s

Supporters of Public Education Rally to Be Heard On Friday, November 1st, the Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association, in coalition  with other supporters of public education, will be picketing in front of the Smithtown office of New York State Senator John J. Flanagan , beginning at 3:30 pm. Senator Flanagan, an ally of NYSED Commissioner …

The Latest on the John King Fiasco

Last week New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch announced that NYSED would be hosting 16 forums around the state (though none in NYC where 1/3 of the state’s students reside) in the coming weeks.  This follows John King’s cowardly act from a couple of weeks ago.  Tisch said they will “modify the …