• ESM United  is a group of Unions composed of more than five hundred highly qualified professionals that have chosen to dedicate their careers to educating the children of the East Syracuse and Minoa, New
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  • ESM SRP is The Union of the 'School Related Professionals', who work in health service, transportation, clerical and technical fields, as well as the classroom - make vital contributions to education.   The Role
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  • ESMUT, East Syracuse Minoa United Teachers, is a Union of the K-12 classroom teachers at East Syracuse - Minoa Schools. The First Amendment of the BILL OF RIGHTS provides: "Congress shall make no law
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March Madness is in full swing. Are you checking your brackets to see how many of your picks made the Sweet Sixteen? While you're at it, take a minute to also check out NYSUT's fun spin on March Madness. This year we are allowing people the chance to vote on their favorite benefit of being in a strong union.


This year, the real madness is that anti-union forces are fighting to undercut our voice, our values and our union. They have funded a case before the Supreme Court that threatens our ability to fight for working families.

Our NYSUT Sweet Sixteen bracket highlights all of the things that we have fought for over the years. If you're having trouble choosing whether to vote for collective bargaining, retirement security, health coverage, or legal representation, imagine a future where we lose them all.

This is a fun time of year, and a great way to highlight the things we value. But make no mistake – the real champions are the hard working men and women who are fighting to defend our voice, our values and our union. That is why I am sticking with our union, and I hope you are too.



Are Teachers' Unions on the Brink of Demise?  Check out this article from EdWeek...
NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is looking for feedback from educators as the Board of Regents and the Commissioner look to explore changes to the current evaluation system. As you are aware, we would like to see control returned to local school districts as we move forward and have student performance measures disconnected from teacher and principal evaluations. Please take the time to take this survey, and indicate where appropriate that you would like decisions to be determined locally,  it does take about 25 minutes. 
It is important that we weigh in on this, combined with NYSUT lobbying efforts we hope to have the current APPR model repealed for good! Please take this survey by March 7
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ESM SRP is The Union of the 'School Related Professionals', who work in health service, transportation, clerical and technical fields, as well as the classroom - make vital contributions to education.


The Role of Today's School-Related Professional. School-Related Professionals serve the education community in many capacities. The following composite descriptions are drawn from definitions found in Civil Service Law, local contract language and from the practical experience of NYSUT's SRP members.

Teacher Aide/Monitor (Civil Service Law) The teacher aide is a non-instructional school employee. Teacher aides (sometimes referred to as paraprofessionals) provide non-teaching services such as assisting students with behavior or physical needs, grading papers and proctoring exams under the supervision of the building principal.
Teaching Assistant (State Education Law)
The teaching assistant provides direct instructional support to students under the general supervision of a certified teacher. The teaching assistant works as a member of a team in the classroom where the teacher has ultimate responsibility for developing and planning the education program. Teaching assistants (also referred to as paraprofessionals) work with individual or groups of students.

School Nurse (Civil Service Law) Registered professional school nurses provide care to the students and staff and act as a community resource. They maintain records documenting the children's health. They assess for medical, emotional, social and family problems; screen for vision, hearing and scoliosis, medicate as ordered; coordinate services in emergencies; address the needs of the medically fragile child; assess students for substance ingestion; arrange school physical exams and prepare referrals and reports to other agencies.

Secretary/Clerk (Civil Service Law) The secretary/clerk provides direct or indirect services to students, school personnel and parents. Secretary and clerk duties vary depending upon their civil service job classification.

Custodian/Cleaner (Civil Service Law) The school custodian/cleaner maintains the facility. He or she takes care of and oversees the maintenance and cleanliness of the building and grounds and frequently deals directly with the staff and students. The custodian's and cleaner's duties vary depending upon civil service job classification.

Bus Driver/Bus Monitor (Civil Service Law) Bus driver/bus monitors are in charge of the safety and well-being of the children, as well as the vehicle itself as they transport students to and from school. Their duties vary depending upon their civil service job classification.

Food Service (Civil Service Law) Food service personnel work directly and indirectly with the staff and students. They maintain the kitchen and food supplies and inventory and order supplies and food that they also prepare, serve and sell. The food service supervisor and helper duties vary depending upon their civil service job classification.
Security (Civil Service Law)
Security personnel help provide a safe environment for students and staff at our schools. They work in and outside the buildings during the school day, after school and at evening functions, as directed.


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