The Schenectady Federation of Teachers, Local 803, is a union of professionals representing more than 800 teachers, 300 paraprofessionals and numerous retired members of the Schenectady City School District. Our goal is to provide practical means for protecting and advancing the best interests of our members; to promote the welfare of the children of Schenectady and to raise the standards of the teaching profession in Schenectady.
Today NYSUT made an Urgent Call to Action to:
Occupy the Capital tomorrow, Thurs. 3/26!
This is an urgent call to action and we need every possible member, (friends and family) to show up!
This is the risk we face in Schenectady:
Call and text friends now to fill a car!
Check out this clip of last night’s Education Rally to Save Our Schools. Notice all the RED SFT Shirts!
Keep the momentum going and join us for the Rally in downtown Albany on Monday, March 2nd!
NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL!!!!
GOVERNOR CUOMO IS ADAMANT THAT ANY BUDGET DEAL
MUST INCLUDE A CHANGE TO 50% GROWTH SCORES FOR APPR
This change would be detrimental to every Schenectady Teacher!
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION NOW!?!?!?!?
This is the most critical moment in the history of public schools in New York. If you are not participating you are saying you are ok with Cuomo’s deform agenda!
What you can do…
2/26 Rally at South Colonie High School
Pre-Rally at Wolf’s 111 4:30-5:45
111 Wolf Rd Colonie NY 12205
The Rally 7-9pm,
1 Raider Blvd Colonie NY 12206
-arrive early, carpool
NEW RED SFT SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE
AT BOTH LOCATIONS!!!
2/27 IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SHIRT YET
-Make sure you order one by noon
using this link
-Building Directors will be picking up shirts Friday after school at The SFT OFFICE so you will have them Monday
MAKE SURE YOU RESERVE YOUR SEAT ON THE BUS FOR THE CALL OUT CUOMO RALLY
-We have two busses leaving MPMS and two busses leaving SHS at 3:45 on Monday
-Returning by 7pm
-See your Building Director to reserve your seat
3/2 CALL OUT CUOMO RALLY
-Understand that we will need to go through a security check point at the capital so bring as little as possible.
-If you are not joining us on the bus get
WEAR YOUR RED SFT SHIRT
3/3 TAKE ACTION TUESDAY
-Wear your red SFT Shirt
-Make sure you have texted the word NYSUT to 38470 so you can participate with NYSUT Members throughout the state.
SFT Members please join us Thursday, Feb. 26, forum will begin at 7 p.m. It is entitled: “SAVE OUR SCHOOLS: Quality Opportunities for Public School Children.” The event promises to again bring students, parents, teachers, taxpayers and school leaders together to talk about what is at stake if state leaders do not reverse course and adequately fund schools.
The SFT will be meeting prior to the forum at Wolf's 111 at 4:30 p.m. We will be handing out new SFT Red Shirts to all members that attend the forum. Attached is the forum's agenda.
The forum will take place in the Mark Cornell Auditorium at Colonie Central High School, 1 Raider Blvd., Albany, NY.