January 30th, 2015
Subject: NYSUT Position Statement on APPR
Hello Fellow ED 17 Presidents and Delegates,
Please find attached NYSUT's Position Statement of recommended changes to APPR. This statement is the culmination of much work from focus groups, surveys, and the BOD APPR committee. Presidents, please be sure to watch for next week's Leader Briefing that will included this statement as well as supporting material on differentiated evaluations, teaching and learning conditions, and the growth model.
Also attached is a resolution adopted by the BOD this past weekend on the Reauthorization of ESEA. Kudos to Nassau's own Barbara Hafner for proposing and helping to draft this resolution.
On another note from NYSUT legislative office: the Comptroller's Office has released the latest fiscal stress information regarding school districts. 90 districts have been identified as in fiscal stress, 19 districts are on Long Island. Last year, 87 districts were identified as in stress.
I just want to reiterate what I have said before, I am very proud to be a part of the Long Island Directors. It is fair to say that we are the most vocal and probably annoying region of directors sitting on the board. But there are times that annoying is a good thing. Thank you for your input as we continue to fight non-stop in this war on our schools and our profession.
PS.....On Twitter yet? Be sure to follow @NYSUT and @TomiaSmith and retweet our messages. We cannot afford the commercials that the charters and Cuomo can so we must flood social media with OUR message!
Remember to sign up for the text messages from NYSUT Action Center by texting NYSUT to the number 38470.
NYSUT Position on Resolution
Reauthorization of Civil Right
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