The Schenectady Federation of Teachers, Local 803, is a union of professionals representing more than 800 teachers, 300 paraprofessionals and numerous retired members of the Schenectady City School District. Our goal is to provide practical means for protecting and advancing the best interests of our members; to promote the welfare of the children of Schenectady and to raise the standards of the teaching profession in Schenectady. The SFT is affiliated with NYSUT, AFT, NEA and the AFL-CIO. President of the Schenectady Federation of Teachers is Juliet Benaquisto serving from the 2006-2007 school year to present.
Session options: There will be an SFT General Membership meeting on Monday, Oct. 22nd in the SHS Auditorium from 4:00-4:30. Following the meeting, members will have the opportunity to attend one of the following sessions:
NYSUT Member Benefits 4:30-5:30 Derek Clement Presentation focusing on financial planning as you head into retirement (within 3-5 years of retirement). This session will touch on 403B's, social security, and your sick day buyouts. Please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/wX7Q5VKbnJdMVoCY2
ELT 4:30-5:00 John Strom An overview of ELT's wide array of quality professional development offerings are highly rated, offer educators the chance to “learn from the best”, and can count toward CTLE hours.
NYSTRS 4:30-5:30 This presentation will provide an overview of the important benefits NYSTRS provides, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to members approaching retirement. However, newer members are also encouraged to attend this workshop. It's extremely helpful to understand your pension benefits early on in your career. Minimum of 20 attendees for this session to run. Please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/SlplvzYbXwzRzvwh1
Para Negotiation Feedback Session 4:30-5:00 Update on negotiations to date and an opportunity to provide feedback and help direct ongoing negotiations.
New York State Union of Professionals
NYSUT Member Benefits
Share My Lesson Provided by AFT
NYSUT Action Center
American Federation of Teachers
SFT Office 740 Union Street Schenectady, NY 12305 518-370-2808