NYSUT statement on Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget proposal

"As we’ve said since last year, a two-pronged approach to the state’s fiscal crisis that includes additional federal funding for public services and new state taxes on the ultrawealthy is a long-term imperative," says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta.

NYSUT calls on state to seek federal testing waiver amid ongoing challenges of pandemic

NYSUT is calling on the state Education Department to request a federal waiver of grade 3-8 and high school testing requirements — just as New York was granted last year — amid the ongoing challenges students and educators statewide are facing related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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First Book promotes diversity with author talks and book donations

This Monday on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, First Book Inc. is hosting two free, live virtual events celebrating diversity and discussing the importance of getting books to children in need.

For Retirees: Guidance on Scheduling Your COVID Vaccine Appointment

This week, New York State launched phase 1b of its Covid vaccination plan. The federal government has said people 65 and older and the immunocompromised should be eligible to be vaccinated; New York State is following that guidance.
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NYSUT statement on election of Dr. Lester W. Young Jr. as state Board of Regents chancellor

NYSUT today congratulated Dr. Lester W. Young Jr. on being elected chancellor of the state Board of Regents, becoming the first African American chancellor in the board’s history.

NYSUT statement on state COVID vaccination plans

“We have advocated that all education professionals — both teachers and support staff, who provide critical services to their communities — be given priority access to the COVID vaccine should they choose to receive it. So it’s welcome news that they can begin scheduling a vaccine appointment next week as part of the state’s 1b priority group."

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Beginning January 11, 2021, New Yorkers who are part of the phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine distribution may check eligibility and register for the vaccine. Among others, this 1b group includes P-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff and support staff including bus drivers) and in-person college faculty and instructors.

The situation is changing rapidly, and the state will be updating resources frequently. Please check the state website for up-to-date eligibility requirements and registration information.

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