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December 2017
Read more about SLP requirements, Medicaid differential payments, SLP licensing and more.

September 2017

Read more about summer payroll and Medicaid differential updates, Medicaid agreement updates, District 75 and mandated sessions, SESIS and the constitutional convention.

June 2017
Read more about our chapter meetings, the closing of Western Kentucky University Speech-Language Pathology's program, paperwork reduction, observations and ratings, differentials, Medical differential issues, speech-language pathologists who have not entered information into NYCAPS, per session and Medicaid, the Open Market Transfer Plan System and retention and excessing rights.

March 2017

Good news on CTLE and CEU requirements, per session hours for speech teachers, differentials for teachers with speech-language pathology licenses, IEP-mandated services: protections for speech therapy, appropriate uses of your new Chromebooks, shortage-area payments are on their way and make-up sessions and location of services.

February 2017
Read about nominations for Better Speech and Hearing Month awards, the Labor Management Committee, per session hours, issues with NYCAPS, space, supplies and Chrome Book updates, Medicaid, shortage area issues and IEP-mandated services.

December 2017
It has been great to see so many of you at meetings about the new Medicaid agreement and SESIS settlement. It's my hope that you will continue to attend meetings and invite me to your local meetings so I can speak to you throughout the year.

November 2016
Your go-to person is your chapter leader, contract protects you from excessive paperwork, putting pressure on the DOE over SESIS, a shout out to our colleagues, Election Day SESIS catch-up time, reminders about Special Education Providers, Encounter Attendance rules stay the same, UFT win clarifies pre- and post-observation procedures, shortage area process, workshops for new teachers and sign up as a UFT member.

June 2016
Find out about UFT borough office summer hours, CAR time for per-session work, the Open Market Transfer System, a SESIS update and the new online registration requirement.

May 2016
As the end of the year approaches, make sure you read the articles below on ratings and probation, end-of-year procedures, leaves of absences and other timely information.

January 2016
Learn about volunteering as a speech liasion, our speech hotline number, good news about mandated services, signing in and out of classrooms, new teacher networking events, grievance win for District 75 on Staten Island, the Supreme Court case threatening public sector unions, clarification on lesson plans, SESIS arbitration and new guidlines in PERB case.

October 2015
Find out about upcoming speech classes and workshops, Teacher Union Day, SESIS, mandated services, our new executive board, speech goals aligned to Common Core curriculum, shortage area procedures and processes, and knowing your rights regarding summonses, observations, lesson plans, ratings and tenure.

June 2015
Learn about future staff development workshops, new resources on our chapter's webpage, our top issues for the Chancellor, ramifications for not providing services, the DOE's literacy initiative committee and our chapter election report.

February 2015
Information on Teacher's Choice, Chancellor's Literacy Program, Gov. Cuomo, knowing your rights on summonses, verbal abuse, corporal punishment and false accusations, SESIS, tenure and ratings.

November/December 2014
Information on new DOE initiatives, observations, paperwork reduction, SESIS time, compliance, IEPs and improving communication with the executive board.
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September 2014
Staying involved with our chapter, paperwork and electronic work and caseload management tools in SESIS.

October 2013
Information on physicians visiting schools to observe speech therapy

September 2013
Information on signing up for UFT emails, the new evaluation system, SESIS and scheduling

June 2013
Information on leaves of absence, ratings, excessing, job security, speech teachers in closing schools, the Open Market and the hiring process

Summer 2012
Information on SESIS arbitration, end-of-year ratings, Open Market Transfer and resigning

Spring 2012
Information on SESIS arbitration, IEP mandates and resources for stuttering

November 2011
Information on Medicaid compliance training online, SESIS and evaluations

October 2011
Information on SESIS

Fall 2009 [PDF]
Information on midyear budget cuts, shortage areas, coverages, retention and excessing rights, 37.5-minute grievance arbitration and "No Excuses" campaign

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