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Educating Everyone Takes Everyone 
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Officer Updates 
Here is the latest, most up-to-date information provided for you from each of your OCTA officers:
Carrie Patane
OCTA Vice President: Grievance Chair
Mike Patane
OCTA Treasurer
Jenn Cahill
OCTA Vice President: Political Action
Dan Rose
OCTA Vice President: Internal Website/ Newsletter Editor
Kim LeRoy 
OCTA Vice President: Negotiations
Michelle McManus took over as OCTA secretary in 2016. She is in her 17th year teaching at Leighton elementary. She has been a building rep for many years and is excited to take on a larger role within the union.
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Click below for most recent Board of Education agenda/ notes (June 2017).

BOE June Notes 
Athletic Field Proposal

2017-18 OCTA Meetings 
Why we must say NO to a state constitutional convention

Imagine, if you will, a day when the state of New York has no obligation to educate its young people; a day when it is relieved of its pension obligations to retirees; a day when you have no rights to collective bargaining or even to join a union. Imagine a day when the Adirondacks are no longer "Forever Wild." Or a day when the governor of New York dictates the state's annual budget with no requirement for input or approval from the Legislature.

A signpost is up ahead, but it's not "The Twilight Zone." It's the potential disaster known as a constitutional convention. Read more - Click here. 

Members of the OCTA recently attended the 2017 NYSUT Representative Assembly in New York City. Pictured (from left) Carrie Patane (OCTA VP), Roger Sprague (OCTA President), Amy Armet (Building President), Mike Patane (OCTA Treasurer)
Negotiations Report 
​Submitted by OCTA Negotiations Chair Kim LeRoy

Discussions continue with the district regarding contract negotiations. We have met several times. We continue to make progress and have additional meeting dates scheduled.