IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT APPLYING FOR A 2019-2020 BASIS APPOINTMENT
To: SWBOCES Teachers, Clinicians, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants and Teacher Aides
From: Suzanne Doherty, Director of Human Resources
Date: September 9, 2019
Re: Application Procedures for BASIS in 2019 – 2020
IF YOU DID NOT APPLY IN JUNE FOR A BASIS APPOINTMENT, HERE’S HOW TO APPLY FOR A 2019-2020 BASIS appointment (note: you must apply electronically):
1.Scroll down to the Employee Links box on the SWBOCES website home page www.swboces.org or click on the link below:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxMr-szHAJjqX1f67g_SpkOKC3ZuwuOkPaWPs9gH9rNH0Asw/viewform?usp=sf_link
2.Click on the BASIS 2019-2020 link and follow the directions for completing and electronically submitting a STAFF DATA CARD
3.STAFF DATA CARDS will be accepted (electronically) from Monday, September 9, 2019 until Friday, September 13, 2019.
4.The closing date to submit the STAFF DATA CARD is Friday, September 13, 2019. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
5.Please do not apply again if you applied in June and received a Board Appointment letter.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU APPLY:
September 19, 2019: Official notification will be sent, through the US Postal Service, to employees who were approved for a 2019-2020 BASIS appointment at the September 18, 2019 Board of Education meeting. This notification will also state that the appointment is not a guarantee of a BASIS assignment, all positions are dependent upon student enrollment.
Note: Board of Education approval for a 2019-2020 BASIS appointment is not a guarantee of a BASIS assignment.
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Since the Aides contract was ratified in January, myself and your Vice President, Phil Rucci, have been negotiating the stipend for crisis team members and trainers as stipulated in the Aides MOA.
We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement, and in the course of these meetings, were able to negotiate additional benefits for both the Aides and the Certified Staff!
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We will be holding a ratification meeting and 2 separate votes (one for Aides and one for certified staff) on Wednesday, May 22nd at 3:30 in the Rye Lake Campus Gym, the same day as the General Meeting. A copy of the proposals will be mailed to your home address.
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