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As the Westbury School District welcomes their newest teacher, the Westbury Teachers' Association welcomed 100% of those new hires into their membership as the newest members of NYSUT's local chapter.  


Photo of AFT President Randi Weingarten addressing TEACH 2023

The AFT has always been a solutions-driven union, and our new campaign, launched during TEACH on July 21, proves it once again with a fresh, practical approach to strengthening public education. As AFT President Randi Weingarten pointed out during her keynote speech, the $5 million, yearlong campaign, “Real Solutions for Kids and Communities,” stands up against attacks on public schools and offers real-world solutions to build up, rather than break down, our communities.


Thank you for all you do!

As the school year draws to a close, all of us at NYSUT want to thank you for your tremendous dedication. It’s been a challenging year — but through it all, you've stood strong and persevered. Over and over, you've shown how public schools are the place where students, parents and educators come together as a community.

U.S. Supreme Court hands down landmark cases

This week, the Supreme Court handed down multiple decisions that will touch the lives of millions of Americans. Earlier this week, in Carson v. Makin, the court laid the groundwork that states must provide publ


Union wins APPR reprieve

Gov. Kathy Hochul Friday signed a bill suspending, for an additional year, the Annual Professional Performance Review process. Advanced through grassroots advocacy from NYSUT members and lobbying by union legislative staff, the bill recently passed both the state Senate and the Assembly.

“As we come to the end of another school year that has been anything but normal, we welcome the governor’s decision to suspend the APPR process for another year,” said NYSUT President Andy Pallotta. “We will continue working with the legislature and the governor to address the APPR


Wearing Red for Public Ed


One year after schools were forced to close for in-person instruction because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, teachers are back in the buildings doing what they do best, supporting public education and teaching and supporting our students.  Teachers are wearing red to support public education, as front line workers teaching a hybrid schedule and only seeing a small percentage of their students.  Despite the adversity, the Westbury Teachers Association has taken it all in stride!


The Westbury Teachers' Association held an appreciation breakfast for the unioon workers in the Westbury School District.  The WTA invited the sectretarial staff, nurses, security guards, custodial staff, teacher assistant and aids, and the food service workers to attend a breakfast at the local Applebees.  It was a great morning and well-attended by those invited, as well as some family members.  The members of the WTA served the Applebee's pancake breakfast with smiles and a true appreciation for all of the wonderful things these support staff members do for the teachers and the children of


Click Here for the Westbury Public School's Reentry Plan for the 2020-21 school year.