Are You or a Family Member Struggling With Student Loan Debt?
Student loans are intimidating and confusing. With dozens of loan types and more than 100 repayment solutions, just knowing if you're doing the right thing is difficult.
NYSUT is here to help you explore your options.
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NYSUT has partnered with Cambridge Credit Counseling to offer members like you the opportunity to improve your financial life. Most financial services companies are in business to make profits for themselves, often at your expense. But, our union has your back with solutions that may help you reduce or eliminate student loan debt.
NYSUT chose Cambridge Credit Counseling because they are a non-profit debt relief agency with a mission to help you get out of debt fast while giving you the tools and support you need to stay debt free forever.
Student Loan Debt Workshops
We know how stressful and complicated it can be to navigate your student loans. It's difficult to get straight answers. That's why we've created a series of statewide, in-person workshops for NYSUT members. Get the straight answers you deserve. Workshops are led by Cambridge Credit Counseling and offer NYSUT members the following:
For your convenience, we have scheduled several workshops in the region. Please go to the link below and register for the session that fits your schedule.
December 17, 2019 4:00 - 5:30 pm
NYSUT Tarrytown Regional Office
520 White Plains Road, Tarrytown (1st floor conference room)
January 14, 2020 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Somers High School Auditorium
120 Primrose Street, Lincolndale
February 26, 2020 4:00 - 5:30 pm
NYSUT Tarrytown Regional Office
520 White Plains Road, Tarrytown (4th floor conference room)
April 1, 2020 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Clarkstown South High School Auditorium
31 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
If you have any questions about the Cambridge Counseling Program, go to: https://studentloans.nysut.org/
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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Or check them out under BTA Benefits!
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!
Bereavement days and a sizable increase in chaperone pay included!
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.
We look forward to seeing you and don't forget to cast your vote for your BTA officers on May 14th (CTE & Tappan) and May 15th (RLC).
Phil Rucci, Vice President
Melissa Barreto, President
If anyone is interested in this opportunity, a new school opening up at the International School campus in Thailand, please contact Sheryl Lopez at email@example.com
Our voluntary MAP Alert email service provides reminders about the dozens of endorsed insurance, financial, legal, shopping, travel and personal programs that NYSUT Member Benefits makes available to the NYSUT membership. This service is a great way to learn about these programs and become acquainted with all of your union-endorsed benefits.
New York's flawed and unfair testing system is failing students and must be fixed.
Take action at @NYSUTActionCtr to email the Commissioner of Education and Regents to tell them to #CorrectTheTests!