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Cynthia Bennett
School Nurses

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the school nurses' section of the UFT website. In this section, my goal is to help you find the information you need quickly. Please check these pages regularly for important updates on school nurses.

If you haven’t done so recently, be sure to sign up here on the website with your current email address. It takes just a minute. Only by signing up can you be sure to receive important emails from our chapter and the union. Signing up also gives you the ability to log in the website to see our contract.

As your chapter leader, I am here for you.

I am available to answer your questions by email at

Please keep an eye on this website for postings of this year's chapter meeting dates and other events.

I look forward to working with you this school year. Thank you for all your hard work and the dedication you show every day to your students and school.


Cynthia Bennett
Chapter Leader

What's New

Nation facing school nurse shortage

More than one-third of schools across the country do not have a full-time on-site nurse as students face higher rates of chronic illness, an unprecedented youth mental health crisis and the waning COVID-19 epidemic amid a national nursing shortage.

Teacher’s Choice amounts stay steady

As it has for more than 35 years, the Teacher’s Choice program will again reimburse UFT-represented educators for some of their out-of-pocket expenses for supplemental instructional supplies and materials of their choice.

School Nurses Appreciation Dinner 2023

For school nurses, who are one to a school building, the best part of the School Nurses Appreciation Dinner, held this year on May 10 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan, is often mingling with colleagues.

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