News for School Secretaries

News stories | December 16, 2010 - 4:49pm

Paraprofessionals, secretaries, guidance counselors, school nurses, therapists, social workers, psychologists and all other support staff are so necessary to education that a New York State law was created in 2007 to honor them annually with a formal School Related Personnel Recognition Day on Nov. 17.

Comments | November 11, 2010 - 3:40pm

Why is it that the secretary test still requires shorthand or stenography? What should be required is the knowledge of Excel and Word and how to do a mail merge and download to Excel, which is more useful to the job.

Around the UFT | March 18, 2010 - 11:48am

Members of several UFT functional chapters — nurses, occupational and physical therapists, paraprofessionals, secretaries, psychologists and social workers — spent a busy weekend at the New Jersey Princeton Marriott attending workshops and briefings on overall union issues and topics specific to each chapter.

Around the UFT | March 4, 2010 - 5:20pm

UFT secretaries had a lot on their minds at a Meet the President event at union headquarters on Feb. 9. Special Representative Amy Arundell and Grievance Department Director Howard Solomon answered scores of questions, but there were plenty left over for the Q&A that followed UFT President Michael Mulgrew’s remarks.

Around the UFT | February 18, 2010 - 9:24am

More than 100 school secretaries turned out early on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 23, to attend this year’s annual School Secretaries Chapter Seminar. Held at UFT headquarters, the annual event is intended to provide secretaries with training that the Department of Education should be — but is not — providing.

Around the UFT | September 17, 2009 - 5:02pm

School secretaries from all five boroughs who are new to the profession or are changing their job titles came together to learn the lingo, procedures and rules that govern their jobs and help them keep their schools running efficiently.

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