Please see the attached press release sent to the media on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
November 21, 2017 has been chosen as SRP (School Related Professionals) Recognition Day in New York State. This is a day to remind our paraprofessionals that we know how deserving they are of this recognition. They share in our successes as well as in the frustrations that we all face. While their contract is different from that of our teachers, the paraprofessionals are and will continue to be, an important part of BMUST and an integral part of the Bellmore-Merrick community.
I want to take this opportunity to personally thank our paraprofessionals for all that they do and to thank their President, Cynthia Leung and Vice-President, Catherine Sheehan for their hard work. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.
Please take some time to let the paras that you work with know how much you appreciate their efforts.
THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL RESOURCES AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES FAIR FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS
Please see attached a SAVE THE DATE for an opportunity to explore the vast world of adult supports and service for individuals with special learning needs and their families. Notable is that this year’s event will include recreational, leisure and socialization opportunities.
Finally, please note the separate “Student Invitation” attached. What a wonderful way to make the key players in this process feel welcome! Please feel free to share as appropriate with your families . Note the event is open to students, families and professionals from Long Island. Please join us to hear your students success stories .Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope to see you there.
Peter John Vicari
Please remember to bring in your unwrapped toys and place them in the "wrapped " boxes in your building.
Thank you for your generous participation.
Solidarity forever! Working locally and with our national affiliates (AFT and NEA) and state affiliate (NYSUT), the vote on having a Constitutional Convention was soundly defeated with 83% of New Yorkers voting "NO" to the proposition. 83%!! Feel free to save your lawn signs and magnets for the next vote in 2037.
In challenging times, we are stronger when we remain united. All of our affiliates worked together to defeat this proposition. The financial support from the AFT and NEA helped produce ads. NYSUT held phone banks, mailed information to our homes, provided us with the lawn signs and magnets that adorned thousands of cars, lawns, and ramps to highways. It was an outstanding effort. Given the editorial and articles that appeared in Newsday, my satisfaction with the results is enormous!
Locally, BMUST has many people to thank for helping us achieve this successful result:
In Solidarity and with much appreciation,
Since the number of bona fide candidates who were nominated was less than or equal to the number of delegate vacancies, this election has been dispensed with, and all the candidates are declared elected to the position of delegate.
The delegates are:
Pete Brideson – Grand Avenue M.S.
Brian Moeller – Calhoun H.S.
Bill Morris – Mepham H. S.
Mark Steinberg – Grand Avenue M.S.
Rob Walsh – Mepham H.S
If there are any questions please feel free to ask. Attached please find the biographies for the above delegates.
REMINDER: The vote for the Constitutional Convention is less than a month away, and our time to act is NOW! We have already been getting the message out with our magnets, lawn signs, and sharing of information with friends and family. BMUST has secured the following dates to make phone calls to our union brothers and sisters about this important issue. Please sign up with your head building rep
or use the sign up sheet in the faculty room
and make a difference!
Monday November 6th 3:30-6:30 pm
NYSUT Regional Office
1000 Woodbury Road Suite 214
Thank you in advance for all of your endeavors regarding this crucial issue.
If you can't make the phone bank, please make an effort to stop by the Rockville Centre Rally as per the attached flyer.
David Goodman, Financial Service Representative from MetLife will be at your school if you wish to speak with him. Please see the attached flyer.
VOTE NO - Constitutional Convention
November 7, 2017
Important Healthcare Information everyone should read.
Attached is the:
2017 Open Enrollment Memo
2018 Health Insurance Opt-Out Election Form
2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Waiver Form
Open enrollment is from November 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.
** Even if you are already enrolled in the 2017 buyout, in order to opt out of the health insurance and enroll in the District buyout for the 2018 plan year you MUST complete the following STEPS:
The forms needed for the buyout can be found on the District website, public folders, Main Office of all schools, and the Personnel Office. The aforementioned items should be submitted by email to: Renee Jones at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to submit these forms during every open enrollment for the following plan year will result in a forfeit of your buyout for that plan year.
Acknowledgment of receipt of your Opt-Out Election Form, ACA Waiver Form and a copy of your health card for you and ALL of your dependents for the 2018 Plan year
will be confirmed by email response.
If you have any questions please feel free to call 992-1013 or email: email@example.com Renee in Personnel.