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Memorandum of Agreement. The tax cap, tax levy and GEA, oh my! Tax cap – this limits the amount local governments and school districts can increase property.

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1 Memorandum of Agreement

2 The tax cap, tax levy and GEA, oh my! Tax cap – this limits the amount local governments and school districts can increase property taxes. Tax Levy – this is the amount of property taxes a district collects from property owners to balance the budget.

3 GEA (Gap Elimination Adjustment): the portion of funding shortfall that is divided among all school districts throughout the state; allowing for each district to get the same amount of funding despite their budget, levy and tax cap. These are the times we are negotiating in.

4 What we asked for: 10 Proposals What they asked for: 57 Proposals

5 Our Proposals: - Provide a stipend to teaching assistants working in ABA classes equivalent to computer stipend - Sixth grade teacher maximum daily load of Limit performing groups to 35 a period - increase salary schedule by a percentage to be determined - Asked that secondary art, music, remedial reading, speech, homemaking and industrial arts teachers be assigned five teaching periods

6 Our Proposals: - Move speech to special education section - Pay for unused sick days upon retirement - Provide elementary teachers with half days the last week of instruction for clerical tasks - Bereavement days (separate from business days) – in connection with the death of immediate family members - Permit for X amount of personal days for unspecified reasons - Salary schedule

7 Their Proposals: - change the masters\in-service credits from 50/50 to75/25 -all courses must be reviewed for their correlation to the teaching assignment and approved by supt. - Change 5 business days to 3 - If two employees are receiving family health insurance, only one will be permitted to continue to receive family level coverage - Leave replacements will be paid as a substitute teacher regardless of time in assignment

8 Their Proposals: - Add two hours per month for professional development - Require two periods per week for extra help - change student max from 110 to 150 on secondary level for special subjects - increase secondary teacher load to 6 periods per day - reduce district’s contribution to the supplemental benefits fund by 25% (impact your LUT benefits)

9 Their Proposals: - Change district health plan contribution from 80% for family to 75% (increase from 20% to 25% employee contribution) - change secondary TA’s day from 7 periods to 8 periods - change elementary day from 6 hours 18 minutes to 6 hours 58 minutes - HS and MS teachers will submit a log created by the district describing what is done during the extra period; 10 times per quarter

10 Their Proposals: - delete the stipend for cafeteria duty - The Superintendent (not the board) can require a medical/psych exam to see if leave is warranted - Maternity leave return: replace “mutually agreed upon date” to “or the start of the 2 nd semester.” - Delete driver’s education pay - Finally, 25 random “housekeeping” requests; basically a clean up of terms within the contract

11 Most Recent Settlements in Nassau County Districts: District Misc. BaldwinStep onlyStep frozen % increase Step frozen % increase based on tax cap Health insurance increase East MeadowStep increase +.95% Health insurance increase ElmontStep onlyStep increase + 1.5% Increase in current and retiree health insurance

12 Most Recent Settlements in Nassau County Districts: District Misc. Glen CoveStep increase until 4/30; then 0% ½ step 1% ½ step 1% HerricksFrozen steps 1-15 Delayed step increase to Feb. at 1% New salary schedule $2000 less Island Park Step OnlyStep Frozen 1.5% Increase in health insurance and new salary schedule for new hires

13 Most Recent Settlements in Nassau County Districts: District Misc. ManhassetDelayed step to Feb. 0% Delayed step to Jan. 1% SyossetStep Only½ step 1% Increase in health insurance West Hempstead Step Only Step Frozen 0% Increase in health insurance and new salary schedule for new hires

14 Voting Directions These directions come from the Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959 which dictates voting procedures that all unions must follow to insure votes are validated and are not tampered with. Ballots will be put in your mailbox the morning of the vote. See your building reps as to location of ballot box in your building.

15 Voting Directions Complete your official ballot which will include your vote on the Memorandum of Agreement and on the referendum to amend our constitution. CIRCLE YES OR NO FOR EACH. Do not write ANYTHING ELSE on your ballot, this will invalidate your vote. Place your ballot in the WHITE envelope marked SECRET BALLOT and seal the envelope. NO STAPLES or TAPE! This invalidates the vote.

16 Voting Directions Place the WHITE envelope in the BLUE envelope marked LEVITTOWN UNITED TEACHERS. Seal the envelope, again NO TAPE OR STAPLES. PRINT your name, the last four digits of your social security number (this validates your membership in the LUT) on the outside of the BLUE ENVELOPE. Place your envelope in the ballot box by the end of the school day on Tues, March 31 st.


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