November-December 2018 Issue
October 23, 2018

How is YOUR local union celebrating School-Related Professionals in November?

Source: NYSUT United
srp recognition day

New York State SRP Recognition Day, celebrated this year Tuesday, Nov. 20, is a time to recognize the hard work School-Related Professionals do every day on the front lines and behind the scenes to help our students learn and our schools run efficiently.

SRP Recognition Day acknowledges the contributions of education professionals in helping to educate the whole student. NYSUT’s 90,000 SRP members perform a variety of key roles in schools, working as bus drivers, school nurses, custodians, secretaries, food service workers, teaching assistants and aides and in dozens of other job titles. Officially established in a law passed in 2007, SRP Recognition Day falls on the third Tuesday of each November, often during American Education Week.

We want to hear about your local union's celebration!

How will your local union celebrate SRPs this year? Share your ideas with NYSUT via Facebook and Twitter. Tag @nysut and use the hashtag #SRPRecognitionDay and #NYSUTSRP.

Also, don’t forget to enter the 2018 contest. To be eligible, simply email photos and information about your celebration to Leslie Fottrell, NYSUT SRP coordinator, at by Dec. 11. Two first-place winners will receive a two-for-one for the 2019 SRP Conference at the Desmond Hotel in Albany (an approximate $250 value) and have their event featured in a NYSUT publication!

Local union leaders: Do you need resources to help celebrate SRP Recognition Day?

Start planning now to celebrate SRPs in your district.

NYSUT has produced a packet of materials that includes celebration ideas, posters, fliers and stickers to help in your festivities.

Supplies are limited. Be sure to order kits by Nov. 1 to guarantee delivery by Nov. 20. Orders placed after this date may not be filled. .

Local union leaders may order kits at; members may also download and print items.