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Things still left to be decided in this budget cycle

Regents/Commissioner to decide what weight the tests have in teacher evaluations
How receivership of "failing schools" should work

Legislators to decide (with Cuomo's signature)
Tax credit/vouchers
Special Ed Mandate relief
Charter schools cap increase?
Regional High Schools?
Mayoral Control The tax cap is due to sunset...
Minimum Wage
Dream Act
Campaign finance reform
Credit for military service

 Bad things happen when good people don't vote.


A State Budget Primer for NYSUT Members

 When he unveiled his Executive Budget plan in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo essentially declared war on public education with a toxic test-and-punish agenda. For nearly three months, the public education community fought back heartily with rallies, education forums, social media campaigns and intense lobbying in the Legislature. Polls showed the public is overwhelmingly with us - nearly two thirds of New Yorkers say the governor is wrong and that the testing madness must stop.

To read the rest of this Primer, please click here.


The May - June 2015
 Newsletter Has Been Added

The May - June 2015 RC7 Newsletter has been added to the website. Please click here to read the latest news!


The Call Out Coumo's Rally at the Million Dollar Staircase Was Loud and Forceful
March 2, 2015
RC  7 was there at the Capital in ALBANY with about 2000 of our colleagues and friends from labor to tell the governor his anti Union anti Teacher budget proposals are wrong for student and  wrong for public education. President Karen Magee and the NYSUT officers were joined by Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL/CIO and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan,chair of the Education Committee who encouraged us all to keep up the pressure, exersize our voices and know we are not alone in the fight for fair funding for our schools, fair evaluations for our teachers and  a strong public education systems for the state's children.

The Million Dollar Staircase - New York State State Capitol


 F. Doyle a founding member of RC 7 has died

Robert F. Doyle, 95, of Camillus, beloved husband, father and grandfather went home to be with the Lord on Monday while surrounded by his loving family. Robert is the son of the late Dennis Morgan and Mae Doyle. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara Mathison Doyle and his two sisters, Rita Gebhardt and Genevieve Turner. Robert was a very proud World War II Army veteran, and in 2013, had the opportunity to be part of the Honor Flight Syracuse Mission Two. Bob was often seen wearing his WWII Veteran's cap, which was a gift from his niece, Sister Rita Shawn. Robert taught 5th grade at Lakeshore Road Elementary School until he retired. He was the founder of the Lakeshore School Flag Day. Always involved in education, Bob was the co-founder, past president, and newsletter editor for the NYSUT retirees of Central NY. He was a 50-year member of the Tom Dooley Choraliers and a member of Ancient Order of Hibernians. Robert was a parishioner of Holy Family Church and the Holy Name Society.

Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife, Audrey Doyle; his sons, Robert Doyle and Dennis Doyle (Deb), and three daughters, Sally Wilson (Ken), Sharon Cariglio (Michael) and Shannon Burdick (Marcus). He was a proud grandfather of Barbie, Candido, Katie, Courtney, Robbie, Emily, Brittney, Brandon, Mikey, Kelly and Jennie and five great-grandchildren. In addition, he had four stepsons, and seven stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, 10 Genesee St, Village of Camillus. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Family Church on Thursday, February 19 at 1 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to Honor Flight Syracuse, Inc., PO Box 591, Syracuse, NY 13209-0591.

Please sign the guestbook www.BLBUSH.com B.L. BUSH & SONS, INC. CAMILLUS 672-3400 Date of Death: February 16, 2015.


Dear Retirees,
We are in an unprecedented time when our response to Cuomo's attack on public education is critical. 1)  Go to this link www.nysut.org/allkidsneed to hear a video message from NYSUT President Karen Magee and review several tools to help you respond to the attacks. Sample letters to legislators and talking points on critical issues are just a couple of samples.

2)  See the SCHEDULE of events happening throughout our CNY Region.  As more information becomes available, the RC 7 Web site www.nysutretireecouncil7.org will update you as well as www.nysut.org/cny , Twitter NYSUTCNY @ccolabel, and other appropriate means.

3) Download and read NYSUT's "What You Need To Know - MYTH VS. REALITY: Gov. Cuomo's anti-public education propaganda."

The events are opportunities to tell legislators they need to represent our views - To protect “our kids”, our former districts, and respect our profession. If the Proposed Budget goes through as presented by the Governor, YOUR HEALTH COVERAGE AND PENSIONS MAY BE THE NEXT BITS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION TO BE TAKEN!


NYSUT Goes Live with Online War Room
The NYSUT officers are pleased to announce the launch of our “All Kids Need” website, located at www.nysut.org/allkidsneed. A de facto online war room, consider “All Kids Need” to be your one-stop shopping for every aspect of our fight to save public education in New York State. Read all about it by clicking here.

2015 RC7 and 8 Trip Information 
Information regarding the RC 7 and 8 tours / trips is now available on this website. Please click hereto read the latest news!

RC7 2014 - 2015 Luncheon Schedule Announced
RC7 has posted the 2014 - 2015 luncheon schedule. Please click here to see the schedule.

RC 7 has been notified that Kathleen Scutt has been selected by NYSUT as a Community Service Award winner. In addition, RC7 members Anne Marie Voutsinas and Lynn Davis have recently won several NYSUT Journalism Awards for our newsletter and website. Please click here to read all about it!


The 2015
 Scholarship Form Has Been Added
The 2015 RC7 Scholarship Form has been added to the website. Please click here to read the latest news.


Membership Renewal
It's time to renew your membership.  RC 7's fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.  Please support the work we do with your $10 membership fee.  You can find a form here on our website - www.nysutretireecouncil7.org.  Click on the Membership tab at the left of the screen.

Please note if you are retired from one of the five districts listed in the notice under the Membership tab, you will join through your former local's retiree chapter and should not send the fee directly to RC 7. 


Member Action Center
NYSUT has just launched Member Action Center (MAC.)  It has a lot of good information and you can also sign up to be an e-activist to be even more involved.  Please click here to view the website. Once there, please check out the section on defending our pensions.