Parents and educators are natural allies in the effort to provide the best education to our children. The UFT works closely with thousands of parents across the city to help ensure that their children and all New York City students receive a great education.
News and resources during coronavirus-related school closure
The city Department of Education made the right decision in closing down the NYC public schools system until April 20 to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and to help preserve the health of our school community. During this crisis, we will experience uncertainty and hardship. We want parents and the community at large to know that the UFT stands with you in these trying times. We are committed to being one of the places you can count on for real-time information and valuable resources. We'll update this page as new information and help becomes available.
Our parent support team
The UFT offers support to parents in every borough. Our parent and community outreach work is led by Nicholas Cruz, who works out of the union’s main office, and carried out at the borough level by five full-time parent liaisons. Parent liaisons can schedule workshops, informational meetings and networking opportunities for groups and individuals.
To find out what’s available and to ask other questions, contact the UFT parent and community liaison in the borough where you live or where your child attends school.
Bronx UFT Office
2500 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY 10461
Delci M. Rodriguez
Queens UFT Office
118-35 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
Brooklyn UFT Office
335 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subscribe to parent newsletters
The UFT publishes monthly newsletters for each borough filled with valuable information for parents of public school students. You’ll find news you can use about summer camps, school enrollment deadlines, community resources for students with disabilities, ways you can support public schools, and much more.
Parents and educators are the experts on what New York City's children need to get a great education. That's why the UFT has worked hard over the years to ensure that parents have a voice at their child's school and in the school system.
This section explains the key people and organizations at your child's school that can help you to resolve issues and become involved in school-level decision-making.
Parents should have a voice throughout the school system. This section gives you tips for understanding and influencing the system beyond your child's school.