The Lawrence Teachers' Associationrepresents 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.
* 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.
* 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.
Lawrence High School - DECA International Career Conference
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
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
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!