Skip to main content
Full Menu Close Menu

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 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

District 75: Information about parental leave during the Chapter 683 Summer Program

If you have worked the Chapter 683 program for the past two years, you may now choose to take advantage of paid parental leave during the Chapter 683 program, or you may wait to take paid parental leave until the school year begins. Learn more about...

Fergie Cantos, bilingual speech therapist

A bilingual speech therapist who “loves to talk,” Fergie Cantos helps students at P 186, a District 75 school in the Bronx, make themselves understood.

Turning a page at Queens school

The library at Bard Early College in Long Island City, Queens, is getting a makeover to make it more accessible for students with disabilities, thanks to a partnership between Jessica deCourcy Hinds, the school’s library director, and students in the...