Retirement Reminder

Just a reminder:  According to your NTL contract, if you are planning to retire this year, the following sick time payout applies.

Percentage and Per Diem of Retirement Benefits

Effective upon the retirement of a teacher who is eligible for immediate retirement benefits under Chapter 167 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the teacher shall be paid seventy-five percent (75%) of his/her accumulated sick leave.  Teachers must provide written notice of intent to retire to the Superintendent prior to February 1st in the fiscal year the retirement is effective.  If notice of retirement is given prior to February 1st, the teacher shall receive such payment at the beginning of the next fiscal year.  In the event notice of retirement is given on or after February 1st, the teacher shall receive such payment at the beginning of the second fiscal year following such notice of retirement.  Such payment shall be made at the rate of fifty dollars ($50.00) per day.

Important Message Regarding Insurance Waivers

If you are an employee who annually waives insurance, and are eligible for an insurance waiver payment, kindly complete the 2018 insurance waiver form.
All forms must be completed and returned to my attention with copies of your current insurance cards by January 31, 2018.  
 
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you,
Melissa Massicotte

Holiday Wishes from Superintendent of Schools

Dear Colleagues,
This is the time of year that reminds me how fortunate we are to work in this amazing field of education!  We get to engage with children who provide us gifts every day.  Seeing our children get excited about discovering, thinking, and creating is the best gift ever!  Thank you for sharing the best of yourselves with Naugatuck’s children and our wonderful school community.  I know it is both rewarding and exhausting so I hope you are able to relax and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones.  I sincerely wish you the happiest of times during this winter break.
Looking forward to another great year together in 2018,
Sharon

Constitution and By-Laws of the Naugatuck Teacher’s League

CONSTITUTION  

and                              

BY-LAWS  

of the

NAUGATUCK TEACHERS’ LEAGUE 

Revised : February, 1998


CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 1 – NAME……………………………………………………………………….1

ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVES …………………………………………………………….1

ARTICLE III – OFFICERS ……………………………………………………………….1

ARTICLE IV – GOVERNING BODY ………………………………………………….2

ARTICLE V – MEMBERSHIP ………………………………………………………….3

ARTICLE VI – DUE PROCESS …………………………………………………………3

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS ………………………………………………………3

 

BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I – RULES OF ORDER.……………………………………………………..4

ARTICLE II – DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT ……………………………………4

ARTICLE III – DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.…………………………..4

ARTICLE IV – DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.…………………………………..5

ARTICLE V – DUTIES OF THE TREASURER ……………………………………5

ARTICLE VI – DUTIES OF THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON.………..6

ARTICLE VII – DUTIES OF THE REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL …………7

ARTICLE VIII – ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND GOVERNING BODY ….8

ARTICLE IX – STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES:  TYPES, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS ………………………………………………………8

            Standing Committees ………………………………………………………….8

Special Committees …………………………………………………………….8

Organization of Committees.………………………………………………..9

Standing Committees, Duties of ……………………………………………9

Legislative………………………………………………………………..9

Personnel Policies……………………………………………………9

Public Relations……………………………………………………….9

Social.………………………………………………………………………9

Professional Rights and Responsibilities……………………9

Membership ……………………………………………………………10

Constitution Interpretation………………………………………10

Negotiations……………………………………………………………10

Elementary Concerns……………………………………………….11

ARTICLE X – MEETINGS………………………………………………………………………………..11

            General Meetings…………………………………………………………………11

Special Meetings………………………………………………………………….11

Representative Council Meetings………………………………………….11

ARTICLE XI – QUORUM…………………………………………………………………………………11

ARTICLE XII – ORDER OF BUSINESS………………………………………………………………12

ARTICLE XIII – DUES……………………………………………………………………………………..12

ARTICLE XIV – EXPULSION AND REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERS………………….12

ARTICLE XV – STANDARDS OF THE LEAGUE………………………………………………….13

ARTICLE XVI – AMENDMENTS……………………………………………………………………….13

 


CONSTITUTION

 

ARTICLE 1 – NAME

 

The name of this organization shall be the Naugatuck Teachers’ League.

 

 

ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of this organization shall be:

 

  1. To promote the general welfare of its members through improved working

conditions and salaries.

  1. To promote the best interests of education and to help secure the highest type

of professional practices through unified efforts.

  1. To improve the professional status of each member and to help effectuate his

professional growth.

  1. To take an active interest in and cooperate with the Connecticut Education

Association and the National Education Association for the purpose of mutual professional advancement and to cooperate with any civic organization concerned with the betterment of education.

 

ARTICLE III – OFFICERS

 

Section 1.      The officers of this organization shall be a president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer.

 

Section 2.      The president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer shall be

elected for a term of two years.

 

Section 3.      The election of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer shall be conducted by secret ballot via the building representatives.  This election will take place in the month of May.

 

Section 4.      Newly elected officers will assume their duties on June 1.

 

Section 5.       Qualifications for the positions of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer shall be active and continuous membership for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

 

 

 

 

 

Section 6.      Vacancies occurring by reason of death, resignation, incapacity, or by other disqualification shall be filled as follows:

                       

  1. A vacancy in the office of president shall be filled by the vice-president.
  2. A vacancy in position of vice-president, secretary or treasurer shall be temporarily filled by a member of the association appointed by the Representative Council. A special League meeting shall be called by the president to elect the new officer, providing two weeks notice of such election shall have been given.

 

Section 7.      Impeachment – If any officer is accused of dereliction of duty, the Representative Council shall investigate all charges and make recommendations to the general membership.  A quorum must be present when a vote is taken and two-thirds of the quorum must vote in favor of the recommendation for the vote of the impeachment to carry.

 

 

ARTICLE IV – GOVERNING BODY

 

Section 1.      The Governing Body shall be the Representative Council.

 

Section 2.      Representative Council:

 

  1. The Representative Council shall be a legislative group, and the standing advisory committee representative of the entire membership of the Association.
  2. The Representative Council, in addition to the officers specified

in Article III, and the past president shall include one representative from each school, and one representative from every special group of teachers such as Special Education Teachers, Circulating Teachers, etc.  Any school or group with more than 15 teachers shall be entitled to an additional representative.  Likewise at each level of 30, 45, etc., an additional representative shall be added.

  1. The representative must be a member of the League and shall be

elected for a term of one year by the members of the Association in each school.

  1. The election of each representative and alternates shall take place

during the month of May.

  1. Each representative shall have an alternate to ensure that each

school or group shall be represented on the Representative Council.

 

ARTICLE V – MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1.      All certified professional employees actively engaged in the teaching profession within the Naugatuck School system shall be eligible for membership in the Naugatuck Teachers’ League, providing they are also enrolled as active members in the Connecticut Education Association and the National Education Association.

 

Section 2.      The Superintendent of Schools, assistant superintendents, certified professional employees who act for the Board of Education in negotiations, or are directly responsible to the Board of Education for personnel relations or budget preparations, temporary substitutes, and all non-certified employees of the Board of Education are  excluded from membership.

 

Section 3.      The League shall not deny membership to individuals on the basis of race, creed, national origin, or sex nor shall any affiliate organization who so denies membership be affiliated with the League.

 

Section 4.      An eligible person may become an active member by payment of stipulated membership fee.

 

Section 5.      All right, title, and interest, both legal and equitable of a member in and to the property of the League shall end upon the termination of such membership.

 

Section 6.      An active member is entitled to vote in League elections, be eligible for appointment, or hold elective office as provided in the Constitution and Bylaws.

 

Section 7.      Honorary members shall include all former members of the League no longer engaged in active service in Naugatuck.  Such members shall enjoy all the privileges of active members of the League, but shall not have the right to vote or hold office.

 

ARTICLE VI – DUE PROCESS

 

Due process for members shall be provided in accordance with Connecticut

Education Board Policy or Appeals Procedure.

 

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS

The Constitution may be amended by a 2/3rds vote of the members present at any

regular or special meeting, provided the amendment has been previously approved

by the Representative Council and a copy, in writing, of the proposed amendment

has been made available to each League member at least 10 days prior to the

meeting at which action on the proposed amendment will be taken.

 

BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE I – RULES OF ORDER

 

Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised shall be the authority on all questions of procedure

not specifically stated in this Constitution or By-Laws.

 

ARTICLE II – DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT

 

Section 1.      The President shall be the chief executive officer of the League and it’s policy leader.

 

Section 2.      The President shall represent the League as spokesperson on matters of policy or assign, at the President’s discretion, responsibility for such representation.

 

Section 3.      The President shall prepare, the agenda for the Governing Body of the League and prepare the program for the League’s Annual Meetings.

 

Section 4.      The President shall preside over all meetings of the League and the Representative Council, and may call special meetings of these if needed.

 

Section 5.      The President shall serve as member ex-officio without vote on all committees authorized by the governing body.

 

Section 6.      The President shall prepare with the assistance of the Treasurer, a budget for submission to the Representative Council and the League.

 

Section 7.      The President shall perform the duties as stipulated in the Charter, in the Constitution, and in these By-Laws.

 

Section 8.      The President shall receive as honorarium in appreciation for the many hours spent by him/her in the pursuit of the League’s welfare.  The amount of this honorarium shall be determined by the budgeted amount and must be voted upon at a General League meeting.

 

ARTICLE III – DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT

 

Section 1.      The Vice-President, in the absence of the President, shall preside at all meetings of the League, Executive Committee, and the Representative Council.

Section 2.      The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President in the absence of said officer.

 

Section 3.      In the event that the office of President becomes vacant before the end of the prescribed period, the Vice-President shall become President for the unexpired term.

 

Section 4.      The Vice-President shall assist the President by presiding at any designated committee meetings, when needed.

 

Section 5.      The Vice-President shall receive an honorarium in appreciation for the many hours spent by him/her in the pursuit of the League’s welfare.  The amount of this honorarium shall be determined by the budgeted amount and must be voted upon at a General League meeting.

 

ARTICLE IV – DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY

 

Section 1.      The Secretary shall keep an accurate account of the minutes of each meeting of the League and Representative Council, in special books provided for this purpose.

 

Section 2.      The Secretary shall carry on all correspondence, send notices of meetings, notify members of their election, and perform the customary duties of such office.

 

Section 3.      The Secretary shall have on hand for ready reference at every meeting a copy of the Constitution and these By-Laws and a copy of Robert’s Rules of Order.

 

Section 4.      The Secretary shall receive an honorarium in appreciation for the many hours of work devoted to League business.  The amount of this honorarium shall be determined by the budgeted amount and must be voted upon at a General League meeting.

 

Section 5.      Letters of sympathy shall be written by the Secretary to the bereaved family of deceased teacher.

 

ARTICLE V – DUTIES OF TREASURER

Section 1.      The Treasurer shall receive all monies and given receipts for the same.

 

Section 2.      The Treasurer shall pay all bills upon the written order of the President and keep on file all receipts, vouchers, etc., for monies paid out of the Treasury of the League.

Section 3.      The Treasurer shall keep a careful and accurate account of all such transactions in a special book provided for this purpose.

 

Section 4.      The Treasurer shall furnish an oral or written report at each regularly scheduled Representative Council Meeting, and at the annual League meeting shall furnish a written financial statement for the year.

 

Section 5.      The Treasurer, with the aid of the President and the Representative Council shall formulate a yearly budget.  Said budget is to be distributed to the General Membership at least two weeks prior to the General League Meeting.

 

Section 6.      The Treasurer shall receive an honorarium for the many hours of work devoted to League business.  The amount of this honorarium shall be determined by the budgeted amount and must be voted upon at a General League meeting.

 

ARTICLE VI – DUTIES OF THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON

 

Section 1.      The Membership Chairperson shall be appointed annually by the President.

 

Section 2.      The Membership Chairperson shall maintain an accurate roll of all members of the Association.

 

Section 3.      The Membership Chairperson shall keep a list of current names and addresses of members.

 

Section 4.      The Membership Chairperson shall make available to the Election Committee a complete list of members in good standing eligible to vote.

 

Section 5.      The Membership Chairperson shall assist whenever necessary in determining the eligibility of candidates for office, building representatives, and committee members.

 

Section 6.      The Membership Chairperson shall serve as Chairperson of the Membership Committee.

 

Section 7.      The Membership Chairperson shall maintain records and correspondence with CEA/NEA.

 

Section 8.      The Membership Chairperson shall be responsible for the distribution of membership materials.

 

ARTICLE VII – DUTIES OF THE REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

 

Section 1.      It shall be the duty of each Representative Council member to inform the teachers in their respective schools or special group of teachers all the business transacted by said Board and to inform them of the agenda for the coming meeting.

 

Section 2.      It shall be the responsibility of every Representative Council member to distribute and process membership application forms and other materials as decided upon and provided for by the Representative Council, the President, or any committee of the League.

 

Section 3.      It shall be the responsibility of every Representative Council member and alternate to contact within his/her school or group every potential member of the Naugatuck Teachers’ League, the Connecticut Education Association, and the National Education Association and attempt to achieve 100 percent membership in these organizations.

 

Section 4.      It shall be the responsibility of each Representative Council member to conduct any voting that is to be held in his/her school or group.  This balloting shall be secret.

 

Section 5.      It shall be the responsibility of every Representative Council member during the designated election period, to circulate within his/her building a form requesting nominations for Officers and Representatives.  All nominations must be returned to the League Secretary at the April Representative Council Meeting.  These names will be posted at least 10 days prior to the May General Election. The Representative Council shall select from within their ranks three members to serve as an Election Committee in order to tabulate ballots.  Members of this Committee shall not be running for any office.

 

Section 6.      Delegates to the NEA and CEA Conventions shall be decided by ballot no later than March 31.

 

Section 7.      The Representative Council shall provide budgeted funds required by the CEA Representative Assembly and NEA Representative Assembly delegates.

 

Section 8.      Any member of the Representative Council unable to attend a meeting shall send his/her alternate.

 

Section 9.      For any reason, a vacancy in the post of Representative Council member shall be filled by the alternate, and as soon as possible another alternate will be chosen by a vote of the members in that particular school or special group.

 

Section 10.    The Representative Council shall be authorized to expend sums of money from the Treasury for routine purpose.

 

 

ARTICLE VIII – ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND GOVERNING BODY

 

Section 1.      All officers and representatives shall be elected annually by ballot according to Article III, Sections 3 and 4 of this Constitution.  This election will take place on the 4th Thursday in May unless otherwise deemed by a 2/3 vote of the Representative Council.  In the event that there is an uncontested slate of candidates for Officers, then the Secretary shall cast one ballot for the membership and elect the unchallenged slate.  Elected Officers shall hold office until their successors are elected in May.  At the June Representative Council Meeting, they shall turn over all books, money and other League property in their possession.  If for any reason, negotiations, or a grievance, for the next school year are not complete, they shall continue in negotiations to their completion.

 

Section 2.      Members of the Governing Body shall be elected as stipulated in Article IV, Sections 2 and 3 of this Constitution.

 

 

ARTICLE IX – STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES:

TYPES, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS

 

Section 1.      Standing CommitteesThere shall be the following standing committees of the League, reporting to the League at each regular meeting.

 

  1. Legislative
  2. Personnel Policies
  3. Public Relations
  4. Social
  5. Professional Rights and Responsibilities
  6. Membership
  7. Constitution Interpretation
  8. Negotiations
  9. Elementary Concerns

 

Section 2.      Special Committees.  There shall be special committees formed by the President and approved by the Representative Council.

Section 3.      Organization of Committees

 

  1. Standing Committees – Opportunity to serve on any committees

shall be made available to all members of the League.  The Chairperson of all standing committees shall be elected from its committee members.

  1. Special Committees – Other committees as required shall be

formed by the President with the consent of the Representative Council.

 

Section 4.      Standing Committees, Duties of:

 

  1. Legislative – The duties of this committee shall be (1) to keep

members informed of legislative matters relating to education;

(2) to encourage members to support desirable education bills and to oppose those harmful to education; (3) to represent the League at hearings in Hartford whenever necessary.

  1.   Personnel Policies – The duties of the Personnel Policies

Committee shall be (1) provide for a set of personnel policies for

the League and recommend such policies for the League to the

Representative Council for adaptation and (2) resolve problems of

interpretation of policies received through the Representative

Council and (3) to promote a good working relationship between

the League and the Board of Education and (4) to develop contract

proposals.

  1. Public Relations – The duties of the Public Relations Committee

shall be (1) to secure and retain an effective public understanding of the problems, programs, and purposes of the Naugatuck School System and the Teachers’ League, (2) to provide and encourage the use of materials which present a fair picture of education;

(3) to work closely with the Administration in matters of common interest.

  1. Social -The duties of the Social Committee shall be (1) to plan

activities for increased fellowship; (2) to assume responsibility for

the annual Representative Council gathering.

  1. Professional Rights and Responsibilities – The duties of the

Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee shall be (1) to promote understanding of the adherence to the Code of Ethics recommended by the Connecticut Education Association; (2) to serve in an advisory capacity for local complaints of alleged code violations; (3) to process individual professional problems in the areas of both grievance and ethics.

 

 

 

 

  1. Membership – it shall be the responsibility of the Membership

Chairperson (1) to maintain an accurate roll of all current members of the association including names and addresses: (2) to keep a complete list of members eligible to vote; (3) to determine eligibility of candidates for office, building representatives, and committee members; (4) to distribute membership materials;

(5) to maintain records and correspondence with CEA/NEA.

  1. Constitution Interpretation – It shall be the responsibility of

the Constitution Interpretation Committee to make

recommendations every other year to the League for constitution

revision and to interpret, upon request of any standing committee

of the League the intent of the Constitution and By-Laws.

  1. Negotiations – It shall be elected by the general membership at

the same time and following the same procedure as the regular May elections.  Members of the committee shall be elected from the following categories:  High School (2); Middle School (2); Elementary (4); and Special Services (2).  The middle schools and high school will elect one (1) additional delegate from their combined rolls.  The committee will be elected for the duration of the contract.  In the event the full committee is unable to be elected, the Representative Council shall have the authority to appoint members of the committee.  The President shall be an ex-officio member of the committee.

 

The Committee shall:

 

  1. Elect a Chairperson/Negotiations spokesperson from within

their ranks.  This chairperson shall be the main spokesperson during negotiation sessions with the Board of Education.

  1. Elect a secretary from within their ranks.
  2. Attend all negotiation meetings, so that they are well informed and able to represent their constituents. Failure to attend

two (2) successive or three (3) total meetings will result in removal from committee and replacement shall be made at the recommendation of the President and the approval of the Representative Council.

  1. Return to the membership before the beginning of the

Mediation process and/or Arbitration process.  At these meetings the committee shall present to the membership all proposals agreed upon by the Board and the League and inform the membership of the committee’s position on unresolved issues.

  1. Keep the Representative Council informed about the progress

of negotiations.

 

 

  1. Participation in Negotiations Workshop and/or Summer Leadership is to be encouraged.
  2. On-going surveys of all teachers’ opinions shall be part of the process.

 

  1. Elementary Concerns – It shall be the duty of the Elementary

Concerns Committee to meet as necessary to discuss the concerns particular to the elementary level.

 

 

ARTICLE X – MEETINGS

 

Section 1.      General Meetings – A minimum of two General Meetings of the League shall be held biannually.  The days of these meetings shall be decided by the President and the Representative Council.

 

Section 2.       Special Meetings – The President and/or the Representative Council shall call a special meeting of the League (1) whenever in their judgment it may seem expedient, or when one is required under this Constitution (2) upon written request by 25% of the membership, specifying the reason for the meeting.  A notice of such meeting, to be held within five (5) school days of such request, shall be sent to all schools, stating the purpose thereof.  At this special meeting, no business shall be considered except that assigned as the purpose of the meeting.  A quorum for such special meetings shall be 10% of the membership.

 

Section 3.      Meetings are open to members of the League only, except by permission of the President.

 

Section 4.       Representative Council Meetings – The Representative Council shall hold its meetings every month except July and August on a day to be decided by its members.

 

 

ARTICLE XI – QUORUM

 

Section 1.      A quorum for all meetings of the League shall consist of 10% of its members.  However, if a meeting is held, and there is no quorum and sufficient notice had been given that a vote on an important issue or policy was needed, then the members present may formulate a policy  to be voted upon by all members by written ballot.

 

Section 2.      A quorum for Representative Council and all committees shall consist of a majority of the members of such bodies.

ARTICLE XII – ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

Section 1.      The order of business at a regular meeting shall be:

 

  1. Reading and approval of minutes of previous meeting.

 

  1. Reading and approval of Treasurer’s Report.

 

  1. Reports of Committees.

 

  1. Unfinished Business.

 

  1. New Business.

 

Section 2.      The Election of Officers shall precede #5, New Business, of the agenda at the May Election.

 

 

ARTICLE XIII – DUES

 

Section 1.      The amount of the annual membership dues of the League shall be determined by the Representative Council and must be approved by a majority vote of the membership present at a League meeting.

 

Section 2.      Membership shall be considered as continuous from year to year, with annual dues payable at the beginning of the current school year.  Any person whose dues are not paid by October 1, unless he/she is on payroll deduction, of the current school year, shall be considered dropped from membership.

 

 

ARTICLE XIV – EXPULSION AND REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERS

 

Section 1.      The Representative Council shall recommend censure, suspension, or recommend for expulsion of any member for cause, after due notice and hearing, and shall recommend for reinstatement any suspended or expelled member.  Disciplinary action against a member for violation of the League’s code of ethics shall be taken only on the basis of a recommendation duly submitted in writing by the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee.  Final decision for action will rest with the general membership.

 

Section 2.      Members shall have the right to utilize established appeal procedures regarding disciplinary action related to state and national association membership.

ARTICLE XV – STANDARDS OF THE LEAGUE

 

Section 1.      The League shall apply the one-person-one-vote principle for representation on its governing body.

 

Section 2.      The League shall conduct all elections with open nominations and a secret ballot.

 

Section 3.      The League shall require membership in the National Education Association and the Connecticut Education Association.

 

 

ARTICLE XVI – AMENDMENTS

 

These By-Laws may be amended by a 2/3rds vote of the members present at any

regular or special meeting, provided the amendment has been previously approved by the Representative Council and a copy, in writing, of the proposed amendment has been made available to each League member at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting at which action on the proposed amendment will be taken.

 

Benefits Fair/Flu Shot Clinic Raffle Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our annual Benefits Fair/Flu Shot Clinic.
The winners of this year’s raffle drawings were:
Car Wash Gift Pack – Mary Clarke
Candle Gift Pack – Michelle Curtiss
Carbon Monoxide Detector – Mike Yablonski
Magic Bullet – Linda Salvatore
Crock Pot– Denise Swan
Connecticare Basket – Kate Singley
IKeurig – Brian Mariano
YMCA Memebership – Melissa Verrilli
Congratulations!
Please come by the Central Office to claim your prize or contact me at the BOE.
Thanks again for participating,
Melissa

Naugatuck BOE Benefits Fair Announced

Flu season is just around the corner. The single best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Your flu shot not only protects you – it helps protect your whole family.

This year, we are again pleased to offer an on site flu vaccination program. The program is sponsored by ConnectiCare with services delivered by VNA Health at Home, Inc.

Vaccinations will be provided at:

2017 Benefits Fair

Naugatuck Board of Education

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Injections will be available for adults, 18 years old or older, who are not pregnant or nursing.

If you would like to receive a flu shot this year, you can register with your school nurse starting on Monday, October 2, 2017. This is required to ensure that enough vaccinations are provided on the day of the clinic. Required registration forms are attached for your convenience.  Please complete the form and bring with you the day of the clinic.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at Melissa.Massicotte@Naugatuck.k12.ct.us or by phone at (475) 212-3211.

Have a great day!

Melissa Massicotte

Benefits Coordinator

Here we go again… A message for NEA

It’s déjà vu all over again. After failing in previous attempts, Senate Republican leaders are rushing one final vote by next Wednesday on a terrible bill that will gut Medicaid and take healthcare away from millions of Americans, including children! The Graham-Cassidy bill is bad news and will hurt a lot of people – especially children most in need – if it becomes law. It will make health care more costly and could end hard won protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

We cannot allow Republican leaders to pass this dangerous bill. That’s why we need you to take action today!

Call your Senator now. Tell them to vote no on Graham-Cassidy, and to stand up for affordable healthcare for every American!

Marc Egan
NEA Government Relations

From CEA: Contact Your Legislators

Legislators are expected to vote on a budget this Thursday or Friday. School budgets across the state are at risk.

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

Take action immediately to tell legislators:

1. Do not cut ECS dollars that are critical to our schools and students.

2. Do not shift state responsibility for teacher retirement to the towns, which will result in increases in property taxes, cuts to school budgets, or both.

3. Do not increase teacher contributions to the retirement system.

4. Do not undermine collective bargaining rights.

Tell legislators to pass a budget that:

a) Protects local school budgets.

b) Maintains critical services for families and communities.

c) Provides for a reliable revenue stream to support critical services.

This is our last chance to have our voices heard before the budget vote.

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS