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Draft report, Harold T. Wiley School Investigation for the Watertown City School District, prepared by Bernier, Carr & Associate, P.C., consulting engineers, August 1989, with cover handwritten list of questions; letter from engineer to president of Wiley Education Association re vibration phenomenon at school, November 3, 1989, with cover memo to Jim Conti, February 9, 1990; request for legal opinion re fringe benefit costs associated with Excellence in Teaching funds, dispute with Watertown school district, September; letter from NEA-NY to NYSUT local presidents in the Plattsburgh region re Clinton-Essex BOCES election, highly critical of NYSUT, concluding with an open pitch for defection to NEA, June 7; materials related to affiliation election for BOCES Clinton, Essex, Warren and Washington Counties (CEWW), including newspaper clippings, meeting agendas, memos from NYSUT and NEA, February-October; letter from PERB re CEWW, with cover memo, November 12; NYSUT complaint with NYS Department of Labor re alleged safety or health hazard at South Lewis Central School District (Glenfield Elementary School, Port Leyden Elementary School, Junior-Senior High School) caused by school buses idling for 20 minutes at direction of transportation supervisor, noting complaint also filed with state DEC, October 23; memo from president of the Beaver River Teachers Association re contract mediation, request for NYSUT officer to come to speak to local to keep spirits up, with cover memo from Jim Conti, November 29; requests for additional secretarial help to keep up with new work generated by Don (Mesibov)'s Shared Decision Making program, April 3 and October 15; letter to the editor by superintendent of Madrid-Waddington district re Excellence In Teaching agreement, with cover memo to Jim Conti, October 16; newspaper clippings re implementation of Shared Decision Making in St. Lawrence County, with cover memo to Jim Conti, August 30; flyer re seminar on Taylor Law at LeMoyne College, with cover memo from Jim Conti suggesting that interested locals should be advised, September 5; memos re Teachers' Retirement System and state aid, June; letter from president of Plattsburgh Teachers Association to NYSUT North Country regional staff director Robert Allen, suggesting that his district was a model of positive labor-management relations, with cover memo from Allen to NYSUT Executive Director Jim Wood, suggesting in turn that the district should be offered as a model of effective Shared Decision Making, March 12; memo from regional staff director requesting use of Teacher Defense Fund to reimburse the legal fees for a Potsdam teacher who had successfully defended himself against criminal and 3020a charges of inappropriate conduct with an underage student, February 26; memos and newspaper clippings re old bomb shelters from the 1950s and '60s, discovered in schools, stocked with medical kits containing canisters of ether that could explode, removal by State Emergency Management, March; constitutions of United Staff Association (Monroe County BOCES) and BOCES United Employees (Yorktown Heights), with cover memo from Jim Conti, February 21; report and recommendations of State Education Department panel in 3020a case, Saranac Lake Central School District v. George Tolhurst, for conduct unbecoming a teacher (use of public address system to denigrate females on International Women's Day), with cover memo from Jim Conti, February 12

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