NYSUT ENDORSEMENTS 2018: GOTV
First annual gnta color run a huge success!
On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Great Neck South High and South Middle School Complex, over 150 runners and walkers registered to participate in the untimed 3K fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. Along the route, participants passed through color zones and ended the course with a celebratory festival, making it an unforgettable and vibrant community event. Over $800 was raised to support students in attending the Great Neck Public Schools Summer Programs!
ATTEND A BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
As members of the Great Neck School community it is important for us to be present and vocal at Board of Education Meetings. This will not only make us a visible presence but it will also help our membership stay informed.
We are inviting you to sign up for at least one Board of Education meeting this year.
Michelle Sorise and Joan Greenberg
Political Action Co-Chairs
NYSUT ACTION CENTER
The 'MAC' is an online tool to connect a grassroots community of activists interested in education, healthcare and other issues affecting working people and families. Take action today!
What is the ioC?
The Internal Organizing Committee (IOC) was created two years ago with the purpose of increasing GNTA membership involvement and building bridges with the community and from within the GNTA as well. This year the IOC is stronger than ever, with 13 committee members, with each building having representation, that volunteer their time and effort to promoting the committee’s mission. Among our achievements thus far was a Book Drive that the IOC organized for CLASP and COPAY of Great Neck, which generated over 300 books donated by the membership for the amazing students who take part in these incredible programs.
In terms of “internal organizing”, the IOC, in collaboration with the Political Action Committee (PAC) and the Executive Board, will be assisting with educating our membership on specific political implications such as, future rulings of Supreme Court cases and their impacts to public education with regards to educators, our students, and unions.
The IOC meets the first Monday of each month in the Cottage at 4 PM. Anyone can participate and help with the IOC and its representatives by reaching out to your representatives in your buildings and by checking the GNTA website for updates on future endeavors that include more activities for our membership.
Baker -- Maddie Dressner
Parkville -- Tracy Telsey
Lakeville - Dale Gindi
JFK - Gabby Levy
Saddle Rock - Kate Mugno, Melanie Weingarten
North Middle - Gillian Disney
South Middle - Liz Piperno
North High - Kim Semder (Exec Bd rep)
South High - Anthony Virgilio, Joan Greenberg
Village/SEAL -Cindy Pavlic
Last year's Paint Nite fundraiser was a big success raising $385 for the summer scholarship. Let's make this year's event even better! GNTA has teamed up with PaintNite.com to host our event, where $15 for every ticket sale will go to the scholarship.
Please join us for another fun-filled evening raising money for the GNTA Summer Scholarship Fund on Tuesday, January 30th at 7:00pm at K-Pacho in New Hyde Park. Please use the link below to register.
Thank you for your continued support!
Education: Trump wants more money for vouchers, cuts elsewhere
For all of President Trump's promises to strengthen America's economy, his first proposed budget would make significant cuts for research and development that analysts say in the long run would most likely hurt U.S. competitiveness and slow economic growth.
While Trump's 2018 budget blueprint released Thursday would sharply boost federal defense spending by $54 billion, that would be offset by slashing funding for the National Institutes of Health — a center of world-class medical research — and education and science programs at the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies