News and Updates


The new Contract was ratified by the BOCES Board of Education! The Contract is for Four Years and is effective Sept. 1, 2021 until Aug. 31, 2025.

The APPR Focus Indicators for the 2022-23 school year are: 1b,1c,1f,4b and 4d

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National Education Association (NEA)

This complimentary coverage includes:

  • Up to $1,000 of term life insurance

  • Up to $5,000 of accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage

  • $50,000 AD&D insurance for any covered accident on the job or while serving as an Association Leader†

  • $150,000 of life insurance for unlawful homicide while on the job

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

FREE $5,000 Life Insurance with no premium payment required to you as a special benefit as a recent AFT member.


What does "Vote/Cope" do? VOTE/COPE, Voice On Teacher Education/Committee On Political Education, is the non-partisan political action committee formed by NYSUT to work in Washington and Albany on behalf of its members' interests. It is funded entirely by voluntary donations, no dues money is spent on any political activities. VOTE/COPE fights for you. VOTE/COPE endorses candidates regardless of party affiliation, considering only their stance on issues directly related to education, labor and health care. Finally, VOTE/COPE rebates a portion of the money it collects from a local union back to that local to use in school budget or school board elections or other appropriate functions. All members are encouraged to contribute to VOTE/COPE through payroll deduction. Contact Sue McElheny to contribute. Even $1.00 a paycheck helps!