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School Secretaries: Information regarding license requirements during the COVID-19 crisis

The following email about remote era licensing requirements was sent on May 22, 2020, to school secretaries by the New York City Department of Education. 

Upcoming School Secretaries Chapter Membership Meetings in March and April, 2019

Click here to see a list of dates, times, and locations for upcoming School Secretaries Chapter membership meetings in March and April of 2019.

Welcome to the new school year

Read about training for school secretaries, UFT events, our upcoming seminar and our new online inquiry form.

School Secretaries Chapter Newsletter - Spring 2017

Read about our Functional Chapter Weekend on March 4–5, our annual School Secretaries Luncheon on May 6, the UFT #PublicSchoolProud campaign, the Spring Education Conference on May 13, how to claim your tax deductions before April 18, contractual rules about our workweek, grief and loss counseling through the MAP, bereavement, peak load relief under our contract, timekeeping procedures for LODI, an update on Self-Service Leave Application System and new members of the Executive Board.

School Secretaries Chapter Newsletter - December 2015

Read about the Friedrichs case threatening public unions, the new hiring process for secretaries, our seminar on Jan. 9, our annual luncheon on May 14, UFT text messages, contributing to politcal education and the UFT's Member Assistance Program.

Nominate a colleague to be the 2015 School Secretary of the Year

Our annual School Secretaries Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 16. I invite you to nominate an outstanding school secretary to be the 2015 School Secretary of the Year.

School Secretaries Chapter Newsletter - December 2014

Find out more about the new process for nominating school secretaries, the new DOE website for secretaries, paperwork reduction and workload dispute, professional development, DOE courses to help you reach your 30 credits, peak load relief, DOE investigations, our chapter's liasions, teacher's choice and upcoming chapter meetings.

Election Day PD for Secretaries

Citywide professional development for school secretaries will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at sites throughout the city. Secretaries must register by Friday, Oct. 31 at noon. To register, visit the DOE website.

Save the dates of Jan. 10 and May 16 in 2015 for important chapter events

Please save these dates in the 2014-15 school year!

School Secretaries Newsletter - Spring 2014

Another school year gone, and what a year! We have a new mayor and chancellor who respect us and are working with us to strengthen our school system and develop our profession. We have a new contract that gives us a greater voice in the schools, in our own professional development and in reducing unnecessary paperwork.