Opening Day PINK SHEET 2006
Federation, Retired Teachers, ESP Personnel, and Substitute Teachers.
Phone# (845) 338-5422, Facsimile# (845) 338-0391
E-mail: FEDERATION- KTF12401@aol.com / TRUST-KTF781@aol.com
WebSite: www.nysut.org, select- “Locals on Line”
‘Where The Common Good Is The Bottom Line’
“COUNT ME IN!”
Vote/Cope, Kids’ Classic, Relay for Life, Budget Vote,
Board of Ed. Elections, and UNITY!
President: Hugh M. Spoljaric KHS
1st Vice Pres (Secondary Ed): Lauri Naccarato KHS
2nd Vice Pres (Elementary): Kathy Werner ZENA
Grievance: Suzanne Jordan JWB
Secretary: Nancy Chando JFK
Treasurer: Eric Koch KHS
Membership: Beth Prockup MCM
Professional Practices: Pat Neher MCM
Sick Day Bank: Glenn Gallagher GWS
Communications: Dianne Fried EDS
KESP (Tchr.Asst., Sec., Mon.) Joan White Retired
KSTF (Subs): Mae Stark Retired
KRTF (Retired Teachers): Don Sweeney Retired
Teacher Rep. ESP Rep.
Anna Devine: Vicki Sellers Doris Brink
Edson: Claire VanValkenburgh Kim Williams
Finn: Karen Clegg Laura Finnegan
JFKennedy: MaryEllen Fuoco Jeri Dernison
KHS: Nick Avossa, Jean McGarry , Gloria Davis
MJ Reiss, Larry Terwilliger Kathy Fleck
Ann Bauch, Myer; Diane Nowicki, Chambers; Naomi Stevens, KHS;
Vince Voerg, KHS; Debi Wilcox, Myer
Educational Action Committee: Debi Wilcox MYER
ED13: Laurie Naccarato, Kathy Werner KHS-ZENA
Health & Safety: Nick Avossa KHS
Mentoring: Pat Neher MCM
New Teacher Facilitator: Ann Bauch MYER
Board of Directors Meetings: 1st Monday of every month
(except September 11, January 8, and April 16)
General KTF Membership Meeting: October 19, 2006
January 16, and May 22
All members are asked to update the KTF Membership Chair
of name and address changes. Obtain a form from your building rep.
Forward the form to Beth Prockup at MCM.
In addition to the Opening Day PINK SHEET, the award winning
KTF newsletter,THE TORCH, is published each month. All inquiries
and information should be forwarded by the 6th of each month to the
Editor, Dianne Fried, at the Edson. School.
Members may use
the PONY, or E-Mail Dianne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
***For more efficient communication between the KTF and our members,
the KTF is compiling an internal directory of member’s e-mail addresses.
If you wish to be on the KTF messaging list, please provide your e-mail
address to your KTF Rep.
Chairman: Hugh M. Spoljaric Trustee:Bob Cunningham
Treasurer: Laura Sexton Trustee: Gail Diamond
Secretary: Bill Tubby Trustee: Glenn Gallagher
Trustee: Linda Armston Office Manager: Miriam White
DENTAL and HEALTH INSURANCE
TEACHERS/ESP: If you are a new hire OR returning to the district after
being a permanent substitute OR returning from a leave of absence you
must contact the Trust Office and complete new enrollment forms before
Full-time Student Coverage (Medical, Rx and Dental)
Documentation is required for both semesters.
Fall semester documentation is now due.
ALL MEMBERS MUST IMMEDIATELY REPORT ANY CHANGES IN
STATUS, INCLUDING DIVORCE, LEGAL SEPARATION, DEATH,
DEPENDANT CHANGES, ETC. Contact Miriam at the Trust Office.
Now Available in your school’s Main Office
Each school’s main office was sent a packet that included:
a NHA Participating Provider List, local physicians only
a Mail Order Prescription forms
a NHA Medical Claim forms (use these for eye exam, eyeglass
and health club membership charges)
a NHA Dental Claim Forms
a NHA Dependent Student Questionnaire Forms
(use same form for medical & dental)
Additional Trust Insurance Information
Including the plan booklet, Physician and Participating Provider lists,
and medical forms are available at:
KTF Web Site. Select: National Health Administrators, Inc.
or go directly to: www.NHAI.net
*NEW FEATURE: Trust insurance members can now contact
NHAI at 1-888-679-2400 and Press ‘9’. Put in the KTF Plan Number,
‘153’, and a quick reference of the Schedule of Benefits will be presented.
ALWAYS, KNOW YOUR PLAN BOOK and
YOUR SCHEDULE of BENEFITS
Need assistance from the Trust regarding your specific medical
information? Request and sign a Privacy release form from Miriam before
providing any specific information.
The process for resolution of contractual concerns is as follows:
1. Identify the contractual concern
2. Try to solve the concern with those immediately involved
3. Consult the building representative with the contractual concern
4. The building representative will try to settle the issue within the building
5. The building representative will consult with the appropriate KTF V.P.
Always contact and consult with your KTF representative before writing
up and submitting any incident report or proposal to an administrator!
Always prepare any report while emotionally calm.
Teacher and Teaching Assistant certification is an individual
Responsibility. Certification is a State Education law mandate.
Regardless of your local performance, the state requires every
professional to meet the certification requirements or face dismissal.
Members are urged to be vigilant regarding certification.
Throughout the school year, there may be times when you are
staying in your school after hours or coming in early. Remember to
let others know that you are in the building and keep your door locked
when you are working alone in your classroom.
Alternately, when you are alone with a student in your classroom,
always keep your door open.
Please avoid an inappropriate contact with students. This includes
providing students with your personal email address or phone number.
There is a line that must be drawn between the professional
responsibilities of an educator and the personal connection or contact
that is made with students.
If there are student issues that you feel are too sensitive to address,
contact your Building Principal.
COMPUTERS / CELL PHONES
Every Kingston Schools employee signs off on the district policy
regarding the use of school computers. School computer use is
recorded and preserved. School computers are for school business use.
Members should never use a cell phone for personal communication
within eyesight or earshot of students. Any personal communication
should be discrete and reflect your professional responsibilities.