Lawrence Teachers' Association
260 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, NY 11096 (516) 239-7810

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The Lawrence Teachers' Association represents 310 teachers, librarians, speech therapists and social workers employed by the Lawrence Public Schools. Located in Southwestern Nassau County, Long Island, New York, the Lawrence Public Schools include the communities of Lawrence, Inwood, Cedarurst, North Woodmere, Meadowmere Park, and Atlantic Beach.

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What's New?
THE TRUTH ABOUT TENURE
- Campbell Brown spearheads drive to eliminate due process rights (tenure) for NYS teachers. Watch her appearance on the Colbert Report.


Watch this important video: "Facts, Not Fear: Ten Tenure Truths"



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LTA Supports the Teachers of Carle Place!
Just a few of the many LTA members that rallied in support of the Carle Place Teachers' Association, along with NYSUT President Dick Ianuzzi, on September 26, 2013.

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Healthcare Updates

* On June 17, 2013, the NYS Assembly and Senate unanimously adopted legislation  (Senate Bill S.3926a) requiring NY hospitals to provide notice to patients placed in observation services and to explain the implications. Contact your member of the State Legislature immediately!  Ask them to forward the bill to Governor Cuomo for his signature. Also, contact Governor Cuomo's office and ask him to sign the Bill as he receives it from Legislature. The next time you are in the hospital and receive care, make sure to ask one important question: "What is my status? Am I admitted to the hospital or am I under observation?" The answer to this question can mean a difference of thousands of dollars and who pays for future care- you or your insurance company.

 

* Your Medicare benefits are not changing under the Affordable Health Care Act. Medicare beneficiaries don't have to do anything  differently and will continue to go to Medicare.gov to sign up for plans. Open enrollment starts Oct 15 and closes Dec.7, while enrollment for the new state exchanges for people 65 and under launches Oct.1 and runs through March.

Those who carry insurance through their employer, and are under 65...do not be fooled! Even though you may receive solicitation calls to sign up with an exchange, you are insured through the district and don't have to do anything!

 

* Learn more about Obamacare! "The YouToons Get Ready For Obamacare" is a seven-minute cartoon video that explains the changes in the way people will get health coverage starting in 2014, whether it is through their employer, Medicaid, Medicare or buying insurance on their own with the help of federal tax credits. The video helps viewers understand what their coverage options are and what they can do to prepare for the open enrollment period that runs from October 1 through March 31. A Spanish-language version of the video is available.

 

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Excess Major Medical

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Dental Plan - JJ Stanis

Group # 0337

* The website for JJ Stanis is not currently fully operational. Therefore, your dentist must call them directly at 516-465-3900 in order to establish your eligibility.

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School Happenings
Lawrence High School - DECA International Career Conference
 
Three Lawrence High School students, Sam Sussman, Derek Jacobs, and Lauren Abecassis, participated in the DECA International Career Conference that was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from April 28 - May 1, 2012. Led by business teacher Mark Albin, Sam finished in the top 10 of his test portion in the category of Restaurant & Food Services Management while Derek and Lauren competed in the category Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling. This was the 7th year in a row that Lawrence DECA was represented on the International level. Lawrence DECA will strive for 8 in a row as the Road to Anaheim begins immediately. Congratulations on a job well done!

Lawrence High School - School Store Prepares Students for the Working World

 

Lawrence High School recently unveiled their new school store which will be run by students in the school's Life Skills class. Read more about this wonderful program in the recent article published in the Nassau Herald.


Lawrence Middle School - 5th Grade Class Honors a Local Hero


As a part of 5th grade teacher Geri Miranda's black history month project, her class studied the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen. Ms. Miranda was then able to arrange for a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Mr. Julius Freeman, to spend a day at Lawrence Middle School to speak with the fifth grade in small groups. It was a wonderful culminating activity that no one will soon forget!

Number Two School Honors the 101st Birthday of Dr. Seuss

 

Second grade teacher, Ms. Michele Cohen, welcomed fifth and sixth grade students into her class as guest readers. The readers read various Dr. Seuss books, including Green Eggs and Ham, as shown in the above photo. It was a fantastic event loved by all!