In February 2012, the Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Teachers Association wrote two strongly worded letters to NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi. The BHBL TA expressed their concerns over the APPR and NYSUT communication concerning matters of this imporance. In response, President Iannuzzi agreed to spend an afternoon in Burnt Hills addressing the membership. The BHBL TA was the only local in the Capital District that President Iannuzzi addressed. Over 150 members attended.