September/October 2019 Issue
August 25, 2019

Safety takes center stage at SRP 'train the trainer' sessions

Author: Liza Frenette
Source: NYSUT United
Caption: Susan Brewer, Buffalo Educational Support Team, posts some of the safety reminder posters created by participants at the August ELT train the trainer. Photo by Liza Frenette.

Nearly three dozen NYSUT SRP members participated in a four-day training session with the union’s Education and Learning Trust.

The topics, determined by SRPs, included working safely in schools, how to prevent illness and injuries when toileting students; addressing anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment in schools; supporting students with autism; and promoting a positive school culture and climate.

Those who successfully complete the training can then provide workshops and seminars to their peers back in their districts.

Celebrate SRPs in November

School-Related Professionals Day is Tuesday, Nov. 19, a day to honor the work of the people who support students, teachers and the care of school buildings.

NYSUT’s free SRP Recognition Day Celebration packet is filled with promotional tips, innovative ideas and other helpful resources, including “Proud Union SRP — Essential to Education” stickers, a poster and a flier for display. First come, first served — supplies are limited. Local leaders can visit in mid-September to order the celebration packet.

Save the date

NYSUT’s 41st Annual SRP Leadership Conference will be held Oct. 4–6 at the Hilton Hotel in Saratoga Springs.

For info, contact NYSUT SRP Coordinator Leslie Fottrell at or visit