NYSUT Statements


Testimony: How are school districts spending Foundation Aid increases and federal ARP funds?

"Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you to discuss how districts are spending Foundation Aid and American Rescue Plan (ARP) dollars," says NYSUT President Andy Pallotta in submitted testimony.

Bus driver shortage another hurdle in return to in-person learning

Schools are hustling trying to fill empty seats during a nationwide bus driver shortage that has caused short-term school closures, put mechanics in driver’s seats, and forced student schedule changes.

Leaders show new teachers how unions have their backs

In the midst of another heat wave, following days of hurricane-related rain, local union leaders across the state are meeting waves of new teachers who are learning about new jobs, new schools and the unions they can claim as their own.
health and safety

NYSUT statement on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new state COVID-19 mitigation policies for schools

"“Gov. Kathy Hochul brings a breath of fresh air to Albany, and she already is taking decisive action to bolster health and safety in our schools."
back to school

NYSUT and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics launch statewide back-to-school ad campaign

NYSUT and the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics today launched a new statewide television and digital advertising campaign to highlight the importance of ensuring all students return to in-person instruction in the fall.
nysed guidance

NYSUT statement on school reopening guidance

NYSUT President Andy Pallotta issued a statement today on the State Education Department’s reopening guidance for K-12 schools.
back to school

NYSUT statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff

"We would support local efforts to encourage more vaccinations, such as through programs that require that those who are not vaccinated get tested on a regular basis... What we have not supported is a vaccine mandate."
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