SRP Recognition
ALBANY, N.Y. November 16, 2010 - Teachers aren't the only ones who keep the wheels of New York state's schools turning. Thousands of bus drivers, teaching assistants, school secretaries and other professionals are vital components of local schools. In recognition of their work, New York State United Teachers is proud to celebrate Tuesday, Nov. 16, as School-Related Professionals Recognition Day throughout New York state.

"SRPs are the very backbone of our schools, helping to educate, feed, transport and keep our children safe and healthy," said Richard C. Iannuzzi, NYSUT president. "We are proud to represent thousands of SRPs statewide."

"I hope everyone will take a moment to let SRPs know how much their efforts are appreciated," said Kathleen M. Donahue, NYSUT vice president. "NYSUT is stronger because of the commitment and involvement of these dedicated men and women."

First celebrated in 2003, following vigorous NYSUT lobbying, SRP Recognition Day was permanently established by the state as the third Tuesday in November, five years later.

NYSUT, the state's largest union, represents some 600,000 classroom teachers and other school employees; faculty and other professionals at the state's community colleges, State University of New York and City University of New York, and other education and health professionals. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.
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