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Switching schools

The Department of Education’s Open Market Transfer Plan, which gives UFT members the opportunity to transfer to a different school, opens on April 11 and closes on Aug. 6 this year.

UFT functional chapters

The city DOE employs many types of educators and professionals who work with New York City public school students in a variety of ways, from counseling high school seniors about college to offering physical and occupational therapy to special needs...

COVID protocols for this school year

The Department of Education’s COVID-19 protocols for the 2023-24 school year align with current CDC guidelines. They are similar to the policies that were in place for the 2022-23 school year.

Catastrophic major medical insurance

The Catastrophe Major Medical Plan, sponsored by NYSUT Member Benefits, offers additional coverage for expenses that a basic health plan might not. In-service members may enroll between Sept. 8 and Oct. 13, 2023.

UFT offices are open this summer

The UFT will be open to serve members on a modified schedule throughout the summer.

Tax deduction for educators now $300

Eligible educators can deduct from their federal income taxes up to $300 of unreimbursed expenses from 2023 for books, supplies, computer equipment and other materials they use in the classroom. The agency raised the deduction from $250 to $300 for...

Pre-tax transit limits increase for 2023

The city Office of Payroll Administration has informed the UFT that the monthly pre-tax limit for commuter benefits has increased from $280 to $300, the new IRS limit.

Jan. 13 is the deadline to use your Teacher’s Choice funds

You should submit your receipts for Teacher's Choice purchases made between Aug. 1, 2022, and Jan. 13, 2023, along with the Teacher’s Choice Accountability Form detailing your purchases, by Jan. 17, 2023, to your payroll secretary.

Use the union’s advocacy tool to help English language learners

UFT members can use the union’s English language learners complaint form to advocate for English language learners.

Teacher’s Choice for 2022-23 school year

Thanks to the union’s advocacy, UFT-represented educators will be reimbursed for some out-of-pocket expenses through Teacher’s Choice at the same levels as the previous school year. Teachers will once again receive about $250.