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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 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


In this Edition of the September 2022 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA President: Carrie Patane
OCTA SPOTLIGHT! New Hires
VOTE COPE Info
Retirement News
OCTA Scholarship News
September OCTA Newsblast
Benefit Rates: 2022 - 23
OCTA Welcomes New Dental Administrator 


In this Edition of the October 2022 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA President: Carrie Patane
OCTA SPOTLIGHT! New Hires (OHS)
VOTE COPE Campaign Concludes! Thanks to all!! 
Retirement Seminar Coming Soon! Sign Up NOW! 
OCTA Scholarship News
October OCTA Newsblast
Dental Benefits Reminder



In this Edition of the November 2022 Advocate: 

Message from your OCTA President, Carrie Patane
Fitzhugh star in November OCTA Spotlight
SRP recognition day success! 
OCTA Scholarship Committee 
November Newsblast 
2021-2022 NYSTRS Benefit Profile now available
OCTA Dental Reminders 
OCTA Bowling - SAVE THE DATE
STUDENT debt Webinar