News for Occupational & Physical Therapists

News stories | January 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways.
These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.

News | November 2, 2017 - 4:47pm

Effective May 18, 2017, every school employee who has a car will receive a Department of Education-issued parking permit, and the school’s on-street parking spots will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Chapter news | October 3, 2017 - 12:46pm

The DOE advised us that SESIS payments for OT/PTs will be issued as scheduled on Friday, Oct. 6. But the DOE just informed us that it is being done as a supplementary payment, which is why you do not yet see it in the payroll portal.

News | September 28, 2017 - 3:29pm

UFT-represented employees who averaged more than five minutes per week of SESIS use between January 2013 and June 2016 will receive payment for their work in SESIS on the Sept. 29 payroll (for in-service employees on the Q bank) or the Oct. 6 payroll (for in-service employees on the H bank). Retirees will receive their check via a supplementary payoll.

What I do | September 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

An educational audiologist serving District 75 and community schools in Brooklyn, Robert Otero ensures all students can hear their teachers loud and clear.

Chapter news | September 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Find out about our pursuit of pedagogical status, SESIS improvements, how to report salary issues, observation days and more.

What I do | June 1, 2017 - 12:02pm

Liz Galvin at PS 46 on Staten Island is tasked with identifying and addressing learning issues before students are referred for evaluation for special education.

Chapter news | April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

Find out about our pursuit of pedagogical status, make-up sessions, family medical leaves and absences, the White House's budget and public school funding, the FAQ on special education and ICT requirements, the #PublicSchoolProud campaign, this year's Spring Education Conference and more.

News stories | March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm

Students and staff at PS 32 in Great Kills, Staten Island, performed a new version of Snow White written and directed by one of the school's paraprofessionals.

What I do | February 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

A senior supervisor to 60 school-based physical therapists in the Bronx, Catherine Cirillo inspires in her team something bosses rarely receive: respect and loyalty.

Chapter news | January 12, 2017 - 5:10pm

See the consultation meeting minutes for Jan. 11, 2017.

Chapter news | October 5, 2016 - 10:34am

Find out about our upcoming chapter meeting, OT/PT clinical guide, SESIS, your chapter representatives, how to stay in touch with the union and resources for the work you do as an occupational or physical therapist.

Around the UFT | July 7, 2016 - 12:43pm

The rich cultural diversity of P186 in the Morrisania section of the Bronx was acknowledged during the school’s annual multicultural show on May 25.

Q & A on the issues | January 25, 2016 - 4:15pm

The UFT, the DOE and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators crafted this FAQ to help with special education issues.

Feature stories | January 7, 2016 (All day)

Elizabeth Bonney is willing to try many things to figure out what will help the students in her self-contained special education class at PS 88 in Ridgewood learn — including a monthly visit from Sammy, a therapy dog.

Chapter news | December 21, 2015 - 10:34am

Find out about our monthly consultation, upcoming chapter meetings, cancellation of IEP-mandated services for students, SESIS, grievances, handling a summons, financial benefits and our chapter representatives.

News | December 11, 2015 - 9:33am

There is a new computer-based assessment from Dynamic Learning Maps that will be used for Alternate Assessment students in ELA and math in 2016.

Chapter news | October 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

Minutes of the Oct. 14, 2015 consultation meeting of the UFT and NYC Department of Education.

Chapter news | October 1, 2015 - 5:18pm

The filing period to take the next civil service exams for physical and occupational therapist positions with the DOE is Oct. 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, 2015.

Chapter news | July 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Minutes of the July 30, 2015 consultation meeting of the UFT and NYC Department of Education.

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