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Important Dates and Information

The following information serves as a reminder, ultimately it is each individual's responsibility to check

the UTIT contract for any and all information.


Important Dates:

January 31: Retirement notice is due to the District in order to qualify

for June 30 terminal pay. The resignation letter must state, "I resign for the

purpose of retirement" effective close of business June 30____. Your letter to the

retirement system should state that the effective retirement date is July 1 of the

same year.

March 1: Written request is due to the building principal to request

intra-school assignment change. Written request is due to the

superintendent to request a transfer to another building.

April 15: Resignation notice due to the District for teachers on

leave, in order to qualify for terminal pay.

May 15: Notice of medical insurance opt out, due to the District.

June 15: Notice of building assignments for the following

school year, due to teachers.

July 15: Notice due of probable teaching assignments, for

the following school year, due to teachers.

August 1: Resignation notice due to the District to qualify for termination pay

(except for verifiable sudden serious illness or injury).


Longevity Pay:

This is paid on the first payroll of December, each year. Employees must

have 10, or more years of service in the Island Trees District.

Step 16 or higher: $1,550

Step 21 or higher: $1,900


Bereavement Days:

5 days for the death of a mother, father, spouse, or child, or brother, or sister.

3 Days for a grandparent, grandchild, or sister-in-law, brother-in-law, or

father-in-law, or mother-in-law.

1 Day for a sibling of the teacher's mother, or father, or a niece, or nephew

(child of the sibling of the teacher).


Extended Sick Leave:

In the case of an incapacitating illness or injury, please see please see Article 20

(B1-3) to determine the number of sick days to which you are entitled.

The ideal number of sick days to maintain, in the event something serious should

occur, is 26 sick days, so that you may qualify for extended sick leave.

Article 20-Sick Leave:
B. Extended Sick Leave. A regularly appointed teacher who has accumulated 26 or more sick days at the onset of an incapacitation illness or injury shall be entitled to absence without salary deduction as specified below. The acceptance of an illness or injury as “incapacitation” shall be made by the District medical board and may be terminated by it upon subsequent examination.
1. A teacher upon exhaustion of an accumulation which is 26 days or greater but less than 60, shall be entitled to be absent for an additional equivalent period without loss of salary.  For example, a teacher has accumulated 30 days of sick pay at the time an injury occurs which prevents him or her working for 90 days. For the first sixty days this teacher would continue to receive full salary; for the next 30 days, this teacher would receive no salary.


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Full Time Students who substitute teach during school breaks are eligible to join the teachers Retirement system.

Application forms may be downloaded from


The school district must fill out the form on the day you sub.

then the form should be mailed to:


10 Corporate Woods Drive

Albany, NY 12211-2395

(certified, return receipt requests are accepted)


See your building rep for a copy of the New Requirements for Mandated Reporters who suspect child abuse.





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