Member Resource Pages
These 1-pager style information sheets can help you navigate common Union questions
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) www.nysut.org
NYSUT Member Benefits www.memberbenefits.nysut.org
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) www.aft.org
National Education Association (NEA) www.nea.org
New York State Teacher Centers http://www.nyiteez.org/NYteachercenters/homepage.htm
Education Learning Trust http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/elt.htm
New York State Teacher Certification Examinations http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/
New York State Teacher Certification Fact Sheet updated Nov. 2016
TEACH Online http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/
Engage NY http://engageny.org/
New York State Department of Education http://www.nysed.gov/
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)https://templatelab.com/family-and-medical-leave-act/
Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI) http://www.ipei.org/
Family Reading Partnership http://www.familyreading.org
TST Boces http://www.tstboces.org/
United Way of Tompkins County http://www.uwtc.org/
Tompkins County Workers Center http://www.tcworkerscenter.org/
NYS Allies for Public Education http://www.nysape.org/
NYS Teacher Retirement System http://www.nystrs.org/
NYS Teacher Certification
All teachers employed in New York State public schools must hold a valid teaching certificate in accordance with Sections 3001 and 3009 of Education Law and Part 80 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Remember that your certification is your responsibility! The following resources will help guide you in understanding what you need to do to keep your certification current and who to contact for assistance.
Contact information for the Office of Teaching Initiatives:
Tel: (518) 474-2121
Fax: (518) 447-2979
Search for the certificates you hold HERE.
TST BOCES Regional Certification Office
Contact information for the BOCES Regional Certification Office:
257-1551 Ext. 309
NYSUT Handbook for Laid-off and Reentrenched Employees (updated June 2013)
Southern Tier Rapid Response Team resources packet
Tompkins Workforce New York One-Stop Career Center (607) 272-7570
NY State of Health Marketplace 1-855-355-5777
NY State of Health Special Enrollment Fact Sheet
NYS Department of Labor – Unemployment Assistance home
NYS Department of Labor – Unemployment Insurance Guide for Teachers
NYS My Benefits – Check your eligibility for a range of work supports and services.
National Board Certification
What you need to know about National Board Certification
Shanker Grants available for NBC
District Calendars, Information, & Forms
- To be used when injured on the job. This form must be submitted within ONE (1) work day of the incident to assist in Workers Compensation filing.
- To be used when applying for an additional “block of 9” inservice or graduate credits. Forms can be submitted at any time, but are only reviewed immediately following the September 1st and February 1st deadlines.
- Salary adjustments will be made retroactively to the time of application submission, NOT to the time of workshop completion.
- The ITA Professional Practices, Rights, and Responsibilities Committee hosts workshops to navigate this process in August and January.
ITA Contract – Employee Health Insurance