November 19, 2014

School-Related Professionals celebrate their special day

Author: Leslie Duncan Fottrell
Source: NYSUT Communications
SRP Recognition Day
Caption: Photo by Marty Kerins.

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More than 90 School-Related Professionals celebrated SRP Recognition Day at NYSUT headquarters Nov. 18. The NYSUT Capital District Regional Office in Albany hosted the dinner event. NYSUT Vice President Paul Pecorale, whose office oversees services for SRPs, thanked them for their professionalism and told attendees how valuable their contributions to public education are. He also encouraged continued advocacy in the fight to secure a living wage for SRP work.

NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta thanked the SRPs for their work during the recent political season and for their continued support of the union's voluntary political action fund, VOTE-COPE.

Reminding the group that SRP Recognition Day began as an SRP-submitted resolution at a NYSUT Representative Assembly, NYSUT Board of Directors member Sandy Carner-Shafran of the Saratoga Adirondack BOCES Employees Association told SRPs about the opportunity to participate in the NYSUT Representative Assembly. "It is your right and your responsibility," she said, encouraging small, stand-alone SRP units to consider pooling together and forming a council of locals to participate in the RA.

NYSUT CDRO Regional Staff Director Jeff Hartnett presented Bruce Iovinelli with a plaque for his 10 years of service as former president of the Shalmont School-Related Professionals Association and for numerous other leadership roles in his 30 years of union service.

Across the state, NYSUT locals and school districts celebrated SRP Recognition Day, including a special reception at the NYSUT Tarrytown Regional Office.

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