Gardner Auditorium in the State House was packed on October 31 with public employees, state and municipal leaders, retirees and legislators testifying for and against House 59, the governor’s bill to reduce the unfunded liability for retiree health insurance by changing certain eligibility requirements and increasing the health insurance premium share paid by some future retirees.
Plymouth/Carver Insurance Update:
The current agreements do not in any way affect contribution level changes, and in fact protects them for three years.
- Non-Medicare eligible retirees' status was not changed. Those hired before 1986 may fall into this category - please call the Benefits office to see if you are in this group. These retirees may be eligible for Medicare through a spouse, or will have access to Blue Choice or Blue Care Elect in retirement.
EAPC/MTA/NEA DUES INFO
The link below will take you to a breakdown of dues information for 2013-2014 years. Please contact the EAPC office at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Also, a couple quick reminders:
- Please make sure to check your first pay stub of the school year to ensure that your pay is correct and that the proper dues amount is being deducted.
- Please make sure to save your final December pay stub, as this will have information relevant for yearly tax purposes.
After the words "students", is now included, "or by a member of a school staff including, but not limited to, an educator, administrator, school nurse, cafeteria worker, custodian, bus driver, athletic coach, advisor to an extracurricular activity, or paraprofessional."
Bullying is: repeated use of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture in combination thereof, directed at a victim that:
(i) causes physical or emotional harm to the victim or damage to the victim's property
(ii) places the victim in reasonable fear of harm to himself or of damage to his property
(iii) creates a hostile environment at school for the victim
(iv) infringes on the rights of the victim at school;
(v) materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.
For the purposes of this section, bullying shall include cyber-bullying.
One caring adult can make all the difference. NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts With Me campaign asks you to fill out this pledge form so that you can be that one caring adult.
I agree to be identified as a caring adult who pledges to help bullied students. I will listen carefully to all students who seek my help and act on their behalf to put an immediate stop to the bullying. I will work with other caring adults to create a safe learning environment for all the students in my school.