FFT Benefit Fund
The FFT Benefit Fund provides its members with Dental and Vision benefits. Click here to download Dental and Vision Benefit forms.
NEA Member Benefits
NEA - Since 1967, when the NEA Teachers Service Corporation (now called NEA Member Benefits) was founded to administer member benefits programs, we’ve supported NEA members by providing them with solutions that improve their lives, allowing them to focus on supporting their students. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals.
AFT - The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) pioneered the organization of professionals, and as a result of its drive for collective bargaining for teachers in the 1960s, it paved the way for the unionization of other public sector and professional employees. These groups have joined the AFT because of its democratic spirit and structure, its competence in serving their interests through collective bargaining, and its participation in the labor movement. Each AFT constituency shares common goals of professional development, empowerment at work, and building more effective institutions for the people it serves.
In addition to its teacher members, the AFT represents paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, higher education faculty and staff, public employees, and nurses and other healthcare professionals.
NYSUT - New York State United Teachers is 500,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York's schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. Classroom teachers, college and university faculty and professional staff, school bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, cafeteria workers, teacher assistants and aides, nurses and healthcare technicians are the groups that NYSUT represents.
NYSUT is a federation of more than 900 local unions, each representing its own members. It is part of the American Federation of Teachers, the fastest growing union in the United States. It is also part of organized labor - the AFL-CIO - and of Education International, with more than 20 million members worldwide.
NYSUT APPR/Teacher Evaluation
Teachers have led the way in supporting objective, comprehensive teacher evaluations - a process designed to help all teachers do the best job possible of helping students learn. Click here to visit.
My Learning Plan
My Learning Plan is a website where FFT members register for in-service courses, apply for prior approval for courses and workshops, and log and track professional development.
The FFT provides workshops and continuing support for new teachers. New teachers are urged to contact their Building Representatives or the FFT Office with any questions or concerns.
Farmingdale Teacher Center
The Farmingdale Teacher Center offers a variety of services for FFT members including collegial circles and in-service courses. It is located at the Woodward Parkway Elementary School.
The FFT sponsors a variety of workshops throughout the year. Information regarding up-coming workshops are distributed to members and published in the Bi-Weekly Focus.
NYSUT and AFT Member Benefits
NYSUT and AFT offer a great number of benefits to its members. Check out what they offer by visiting their websites:
The N.Y. State Dept. of Education and EngageNY
NYSEDU - This is the official website of the New York State Department of Education.
EngageNY - EngageNY is a new website created by the New York State Department of Education. It is their go-to site for teaching and learning resources.
NYSUT Education and Learning Trust (NYSUT Courses)
NYSUT offers graduate-level courses for members. The FFT arranges several NYSUT courses to be presented in Farmingdale in the fall/winter and spring/summer semesters. Contact the FFT Office with questions regarding NYSUT courses.
NYSUT ELT is the official website of the NYSUT Education and Learning Trust.
Farmingdale Public Schools Website
This is the official website of the Farmingdale Public Schools.
Publications for Teachers
There are a variety of publications that focus on issues and concerns of teachers and educators. Check out what's available on our website.
NYS Mandated Reporters - Download
This material provides mandated reporters with an overview of their obligations and some basic information about the New York State Child Protective Services (CPS) system.
Who Are Mandated Reporters?
New York State recognizes that certain professionals are specially equipped to perform the important role of mandated reporter of
child abuse or maltreatment.
NYSTRS - The official website of the New York State Teachers Retirement System provides members with retirement information.
The Empire Plan
For enrolle services, precertification, and provider relations call 1-877-769-7447
For information regarding the Tax Sheltered Annuity (403b) Program administered by The Omni Group call 1-877-544-6664
Long Island Federation of Labor and AFL-CIO
AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program
As part of the Robert G. Porter Scholars Program, the AFT offers four $8,000 scholarships to high-achieving high school seniors who are the dependents of AFT members. And, 10 grants of $1,000 each are available to AFT members from all divisions who are seeking continuing education in their field of work. Applications are now available. Download yours today.
Union Plus AT&T Wireless Discount
With the Union Plus AT&T Discount, all union members and their families are eligible for AT&T’s 15% monthly discount on select monthly wireless plans.
Visit engageny.org for the latest news, information, and Common Core Modules and Updates. Created and maintained by NYSED.
Share My Lesson.com
Share My Lesson.com is a free resource for teachers. Created by teachers for teachers, the site offers lesson plans and resources that teachers can use in their classrooms...and it's FREE.
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. Since our founding in 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families.
First Book supports the largest and fastest growing network of educators and program leaders serving children in need. In partnership with these heroic educators and other organizations, First Book transforms lives by improving access to equal, quality education for all kids.
From the classroom to the central office, education is full of talented people — the front line of education — who are determined to strategically work through these challenges to prepare the next generation of learners. To effectively meet their strategic goals, the front line needs technology that helps propel their vision forward.
Take Action Long Island
Take Action Long Island is an ad hoc group of Nassau and Suffolk county teacher union locals, drawn together to work on critical and unique issues facing educators on Long Island today. Our mission is to educate our members, build coalitions within our communities, and press efforts to impact legislation affecting our students and our schools.