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You Should Know - School Counselors

Use your personal email for all union business: DO NOT use your DOE email address to conduct union business. To do so is a violation of the DOE's internet policy. All email correspondence about grievances and other union activities should be conducted using a non-DOE personal email address.

Teachers' tenure framework is not for functional chapter members: Functional chapter members, including school counselors, should be aware that principals may not use the teacher tenure framework as a rubric to assess functional chapter members' performance or make tenure decisions. The tenure framework only applies to tenure decisions for classroom teachers. If you have questions, please contact Rosemarie Thompson at

SESIS — Check here for the latest information on SESIS arbitration.

Important information and DOE memos

Important arbitration wins

Important news

  • Student goal-setting must be done during workday
    Following a stipulation brokered by the state labor board, the Department of Education has reminded principals that teachers do not have to work on student goal-setting outside the school day.
  • Student Goal-Setting
    Following a matter before the Public Employment Relations Board, the UFT has asked that the DOE remind you about the guidelines for student goal-setting.
  • Student Support Team
    Pupil Personnel Services from the New York State Education Department the the Pupil Personnel Services Advisory Committee