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District 75

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our UFT District 75 (citywide special education) webpage. Here you will find the latest information about our union and our district. The purpose of this webpage is to provide our members access to information that is relevant to their work with students with special needs. In addition, anyone with an interest in our district or special education may find it useful.

In our district our members believe that “all children can learn.” Our work is challenging, but purposeful.  With safe and supported classrooms, our members can help all of our students realize their potential. We are here to make this happen by ensuring that your contractual rights are protected.

If there is anything that we can do for you, feel free to reach our office by calling 212-598-7708 or contact me at DDoorga@uft.org. We have staff on hand ready to answer your questions on almost everything related to District 75!

At Your Service,

David Doorga
District 75 Representative


District 75 chapter leaders wear pink to honor breast cancer survivors

A collection of screenshots of chapter leaders' zoom screens, in which all chapter leaders are wearing pink, set against a graphic backdrop with a pink ribbon and text reading "District 75 Pinktober: Wearing pink in acknowledgement of breast cancer awareness."

District 75 Representative David Doorga (top) and District 75's chapter leaders don pink at their Oct. 28 chapter leader meeting to acknowledge those affected by breast cancer. 

What's New

Speaking up for students with disabilities

The city’s superintendents gathered at UFT headquarters in early October. We made it clear to them at this introductory meeting that when special education compliance issues are brought to their attention, we’ll be checking in to make sure they’re...

Testimony regarding meeting the needs of all students with disabilities

UFT President Michael Mulgrew testified before the New York City Council Committee on Education regarding meeting the needs of all students with disabilities in our public schools.

Blooming with pride

Fourth-year teacher and sustainability coordinator Amanda Cleary launched a garden club at P 37, a District 75 school on Staten Island, and along with vegetables and flowers, pride and a sense of responsibility are nurtured there.

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