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The OCTA Advocate is a monthly newsletter available to all OCTA members and contains updates and information relavant and pertinent to the union side of public education. Click on the boxed image to view a recent issue of The Advocate.
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In this Edition of the SEPTEMBER 2021 Advocate: 

President's Message 
OCTA SECRETARY IN THE spotlight!
Know your building leaders
TRS NEWS
NYSUT deals for teachers!
Join the OCTA Scholarship Committee
VOTE-COPE news
Contract Updates (revisited) 
VIEW this helpful OCSD webpage 

In this Edition of the OCTOBER 2021 Advocate: 

President's Message 
KPS AND OMS TEACHERS in the OCTA spotlight!
Know your building leaders
AFT Settles Student Debt Lawsuit 
TRS NEWS
NYSUT DISCOUNTS FOR TEACHERS
BUC STRONG Clothing sale 
VOTING SEASON IS HERE
MARY KAY SALE
VIEW this helpful OCSD webpage 

In this Edition of the November 2021 Advocate: 

President's Message 
OMS Counselor in the OCTA Spotlight
Know your building leaders
SRPs ROCK!
Newest NYSTRS profile now available 
Certification Webinars 
Thank you from VOTE COPE coordinator 
Mary Kay Flash Sale! 

In this Edition of the Dec/Jan 2021-22 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA BOD 
OCSD School Phychologists in the OCTA Spotlight
Covid 19 Booster Shots
Save for Retirement with a 457 Account
NYSUT Future Forward Campaign 
December OCTA Donations
Vote Cope SUCCESS! 
2021 Tax Info 
December OCTA Newsblast 


In this Edition of the February 2022 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA President
OCTA SPOTLIGHT
EVERY School Building NEEDS A NURSE
It's True: PARENTS SUPPORT TEACHERS
Q: Where Can I Find the New OCTA Contract?
Look Through (and study!) the NYSTRS Active Handbook
NYSUT Member Benefits
OCTA Newsblast - January 2022
Visit the OCTA Website for more union news



In this Edition of the March 2022 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA President: Carrie Patane
OCTA SPOTLIGHT! March 2022
2022 OCTA Scholarship now available 
NYSUT Celebrates Black History Month
Sign up for this month's Retirement Seminar (virtual)
Q: Where Can I Find the New OCTA Contract?
OCTA Newsblast - February 2022
2 Years Into the Pandemic: Educators need respect
Visit the OCTA Website for more union news



In this Edition of the April 2022 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA President: Carrie Patane
OCTA SPOTLIGHT! April 2022
Become an OCTA Retirement Delegate
OCTA Officer Elections in May: GET INVOLVED! 
April OCTA Newsblast
OCTA Leadership attends RA Convention
​Save the Date: Budget BOE VOTE! 
Student Webinar INFO
Summer PD Offerings


In this Edition of the May/June 2022 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA President: Carrie Patane
OCTA SPOTLIGHT! May 2022
SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 17 - END-OF-YEAR Social @ Cheap Seats!!
OPEN ENROLLMENT INFO
OCTA Dental Enrollment Info
2022 OCTA Scholarship Winners
May OCTA Newsblast
School Budget Vote PASSES! 
NYSUT Statement on School Violence
Summer PD Offerings