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President's Message Updates

  • Happy Thanksgiving Bellport

    We are now entering into the season of thanks. On Thursday, families will come together to give thanks for the many gifts and bounties they have received over the past year. This year, we are giving thanks for you, the membership. I can truly say that I am lucky to represent...
  • Vote NO to a Constitutional Convention

    On Tuesday, November 7, voters from across New York State will head to the polls to decide whether New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. The BTA, along with many other unions throughout the state, is asking all of our members to go to the polls and Vote No. A...
  • Teacher Appreciation Night with the LI Ducks

    On Friday, September 8th Long Island Teachers will be sponsoring Back to School Night/Teacher Appreciation Night with the Long Island Ducks. The event will include on field activities, a Long Island Teachers Notebook giveaway and discounted tickets. Below I have included...
  • FPL Update

    I hope you all are enjoying your summer. This happens to be a different working summer for me as I am enjoying my newborn son who entered the world earlier this month! Now I understand how sleep becomes a rare commodity, so forgive for any mistakes made in this message from my...
  • Reminder: Fill out the Healthcare Survey Today

    Please take a few minutes to complete the health survey Health Survey (even if you are not ill). Also, please make all efforts to attend the Board of Ed meeting this Wednesday the 26th at the Bellport High School at 7:30 pm to support our members at Frank P Long and please wear...
  • Fill out the Healthcare Survey Today

    South Country School District will be having an emergency school board meeting very soon, where BTA will be making a presentation about our health benefits. To get a better idea of some of the health related issues that our members face, I have created a quick survey to poll...
  • 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...

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