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NYSUT MEETINGS RESTRICTED:
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NYSUT Board of Directors and Executive Committee . Antonia Cortese Meeting 6/9/04
Agendas; report of the first vice president, for Board of Directors meeting; 2004-05 Allocations for Title I, Parts A and D for New York State School Districts, Charter Schools and Special Act School Districts (No Child Left Behind), preliminary as of June 3, 2004, Sorted Alpha by County, prepared by NYSUT Research and Educational Services; State Education Department discussion item for Regents: summary of Strategy to Implement the Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education, June 16, 2004; memo from Cortese to NYSUT Board of Directors, requesting approval for new NYSUT policy recommendation on Adequate Yearly Progress and students with disabilities, students caught in the performance gap, to be sent to State Education Department, June 28

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NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting December 12-13, 2003
Agenda; minutes; reports of president (Hobart), first vice president (Cortese), second vice president (Dunn), secretary-treasurer (Tiger; including auditor's report), field and legal services (Kinsella; re bargaining, organizing activities); resolution by Board of Directors authorizing $1 million fund for legal self-insurance; State Education Department Draft Report to the Governor and the Legislature on the Educational Effectiveness of the Charter School Approach, November 7, 2003; report and recommendations of the NYSUT Ad Hoc Task Force on School Finance, November 2003; summary report to NYSUT Executive Committee and Board of Directors, apparently by political/legislative department, re changes to Medicare (prescription drug program), delegate elections to Democratic National Convention, by candidate; overview of impact of new Medicare law on New Yorkers; NYSUT Building Corporation Membership Meeting agenda and audit report

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NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting September 12-13, 2003
Agenda; summary minutes of June 30, 2003, meeting; report of first vice president Cortese (summary of activities); brochure, "Meeting NCLB's [No Child Left Behind] Highly Qualified Guidelines," by NEA-AFT ; summary notes of meeting with Regents; summary of health insurance (Professional Staff Association) changes

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NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting. Workshop on Student Assessment (Tests) 9/12/03
Summary of history of student performance standards in New York State since 1865; compilation of NYSUT policy statements, relevant excerpts from NYSUT Policy Manual; newspaper clipping re Regents physics exam

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NYSUT Board of Directors Meeting 6/30/03
Agenda; minutes; 2003-04 budget; constitution and bylaws; reports of president, first vice president, field & legal services; financial report; legislative report (Lubin); affiliation requests; "talking points" re NYSUT Middle-Level Education Policy, continuation of temporary license; press release and related materials re Court of Appeals ruling on Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE); spreadsheet re results in controversial Regents physics exam, by district; memo re No Child Left Behind consolidation application; recommendations for committee appointments

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NYSUT of Directors Board Meeting February 7-8, 2003
Reports by Cortese; State Education Department memo to Regents re emergency adoption of amendments to Commissioner's Regulations re individualized education programs; handwritten notes re No Child Left Behind

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Board Meeting 12/14/02
Agenda; minutes of Board of Directors' meeting of October 5, 2002; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of October 4 and November 14, 2002; NYSUT Information Bulletin re automated external defibrillators in schools; NYSUT Briefing Bulleting, "Teachers and Other Service Providers Must Receive a Copy of a Student's Individualized Education Program," September 2002; Report to the State Board of Regents by State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills, December 2002; Report of the NYSUT Task Force on Initiative and Referendum; 2003 Representative Assembly items for Board approval; report to the board on legislation and political activities; reports of first and second vice presidents; field and legal report; final report of NYSUT Task Force on retirees; financial statements; memos re dues proposal, Leadership Institute; directors' retreat evaluation summary; Implementation of Actions by the 2002 Representative Assembly

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Board Retreat October 4-6, 2002
Agenda; report of second vice president; notes from Board of Regents meeting of October 3 and 4; memos re local assessment of NYSUT services, technology and communications program

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Board Retreat Materials October 4-6, 2002
Agenda; session materials

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Board of Directors Meeting 6/28/02
Meeting materials; NYSUT budget 2003-04; NYSUT constitution and bylaws; memo from President Hobart re appointment of task force to study Civil Service reform; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of June 13, 2002; agenda of NYSUT Building Corporation meeting of December 14; minutes of June 28 meeting; reports of the first and second vice presidents; information packet

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Board of Directors Meeting 3/1-2/02
Agenda; minutes of December 14-15, 2001, meeting; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of January 28, 2002; officers' reports, including financial statements; draft Board of Directors' resolutions

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Board Meeting 12/14-15/01
Agendas for Executive Committee and Board of Directors; officers' reports; personnel report; constitution revisions; affiliation requests; information items

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Board of Directors' Meeting, Sept. 21, 2001
Agenda; officers' reports; personnel report; constitution revisions; policy handbook revisions; information items

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NYSUT Board Meeting June 25-26, 2001
Minutes of March 20 meeting; officers' reports; NYSUT 2001-02 budget; brochure re NYUT polling center

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Board of Directors Meeting 3/20/01
Agenda; minutes of Executive Committee meeting of March 1, 2001, meeting; officers' reports, including financial statements; draft Board of Directors' resolutions

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Executive Committee Meeting 11/6/03
Agenda; report of first vice president Cortese; State Education Department draft five-year report to the governor and state legislature on the charter school approach, September 3, 2003; memo from State Education Department re four policy decisions on assessment (tests), October 2

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Executive Committee Meeting 6/12/03
Agenda; explanations of changes in preliminary allocations under No Child Left Behind and related materials; "Supporting Young Adolescents: Proposed Regents Policy Statement on Middle-Level Education; local allocations for Title I, Parts A and D; report of first vice president Cortese; highlights of focus groups on standards and assessments; State Education Department Field Memo re NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Requirements for Teachers and Title I Paraprofessionals in NYS, June 2, 2003; committee recommendations; Communications Brainstorming Day agenda and questions; handwritten notes

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Executive Committee Meeting 10/16/03
Text of written and oral reports by first vice president Cortese; SED recommendations for middle-level education; NYSUT membership comparison; budget request from NYSUT Education and Learning Trust

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Executive Committee Meeting, June 12, 2003
Report of Executive Director, Field & Legal Services, to the NYSUT Executive Committee re organizing, contract settlements; No Child Left Behind requirements for paraprofessionals, consolidated application timelines, related materials

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Executive Committee Meeting, April 3, 2003
Agenda; minutes of March 11 meeting; NYSUT booklet, "Don't Fail Us Now: New York: A State at Risk," 2003; memo re NYSUT members on military leave; resolution mourning the death of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Board of Directors resolution establishing an AFT State Affiliate Solidarity Fund

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Executive Committee Meeting 5/22/03
Agenda; minutes of April 3 meeting; reports by Toni Cortese, including status of Roosevelt district high school, findings of poor indoor air quality (Washington Rose); legislative update; constitution and bylaws

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Executive Committee Meeting 3/11/03
Agenda; minutes of February 7 meeting; report of first vice president Cortese; financial statements; frank letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to Joseph Alvarez, Northeast AFL-CIO, re full membership per capita payments to affiliates, February 27; memo re March for Public Education; membership comparison

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Executive Committee Meeting 1/9/03
Agenda; reports by Cortese

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Executive Committee Meeting 12/13/02
Agenda; reports of president and first vice president; memo from Commissioner of Education Mills re CUNY Master Plan amendment authorizing new (marginally higher) undergraduate admission standards; letter from AFT president Sandra Feldman re No Child Left Behind, December 10, 2002; potential K-12 resolutions for submission by the NYSUT Board of Directors to 2003 Representative Assembly; proposed changes to NYSUT constitution and bylaws

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Executive Committee Meeting 11/14/02
Agenda; minutes of October 4 meeting; program and invitation for dedication of Albert Shanker Center; report of first vice president Cortese; report of NYSUT Task Force on Initiative and Referendum; final report of NYSUT Task Force on Retirees; dues proposal for 2003-04 and 2004-05

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Executive Committee Meeting 9/19/02
Final report, Local Assessment of NYSUT Services 2001-2002; report of first vice president Cortese

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Executive Committee Meeting 6/13/02
Agenda; minutes of May 23 meeting; president's report re V.O.T.E/C.O.P.E. political action committee, with attached constitution and bylaws; report of first vide president Cortese; legislative report

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Executive Committee Meeting 5/23/02
Agenda; minutes of April 25 meeting; report of first vice president Cortese; memo from Cortese re No Child Left Behind mandated Committee of Practitioners (COP) conference; Final Report of Ad Hoc Task Force on Alternative Education; financial update by secretary-treasurer; report by field and legal services department; NYSUT 2002 Representative Assembly Follow-Up Survey Analysis: Rebuilding through Unity; affiliation requests

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Executive Committee 3/1/02
Agenda; notes of meeting with Commissioner Mills re middle-level education; draft board resolution on NYS Standards-Based Assessments; report of first vice president Cortese

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Executive Committee Teleconference 2/14/02
Agenda; draft board resolutions re bioterrorism, funding for home care services, nurse-patient ratios, school psychological services, reading initiative for NYS, reduced class size, revision of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, accounting standards for retiree health insurance costs; report by first vice president Cortese

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Executive Committee 1/28/02
Agenda; reports of president, executive vice president, first vice president

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Executive Committee, Rochester 11/15/01
Agenda; reports of president, executive vice president, first vice president Cortese, and second vice president (noting 9/11 disaster relief collection of $330,000 for affected NYSUT members, schools near Ground Zero); financial statement; materials from Regents public policy conference, "Building Capacity to Implement the NYS K-12 Learning Standards," November 7, 2001; list of resolutions referred to the Board of Directors by the 2001 Representative Assembly; cover letter from president Tom Hobart, October 23, 2001, with revised draft of NYSUT resolution on Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, calling on NYSUT locals to avoid statements that "excuse, minimize or justify" the attacks, urging tolerance of Islam, urging U.S. government to "take all actions necessary" to defend U.S. against terrorism, including use of military force; and AFT Executive Council resolution on the Events of September 11, 2001 and the War Against Terror, striking different themes (adopted earlier)

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Executive Committee 2/1/01
Officers' Reports; Regents draft discussion papers on dropouts, graduation requirements, career and technical education, other policy issues; letter from Cortese to Regent Bennett opposing changes re coaching, testing

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Executive Committee Conference Call 1/11/01
Agenda; Officers' Reports; proposal to improve recruitment, selection, and independence of CUNY and SUNY boards of trustees; revised NYSUT policy on (political) endorsements

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NYSUT Exec. Committee Meeting 11/7/00
Agenda; statement by NYSUT for the Statewide Forum on Standards Implementation," October 23, 2000; UFT Statement on Standards Implementation, November 1, 2000; memo re career and technical education proposal from NYS district superintendents (BOCES), November 3

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Officers' Meeting 12/18/01
Agenda; correspondence and resolutions re joining NYS Teachers Retirement System; draft NYSUT alcohol policy, business ethics policy, travel and expense reimbursement policy, cell phone policy; memoranda of understanding between National Education Association of New York (NEA/NY) and Staff Organization of New York Educators, 1994-96;

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Officers' Meeting, NYSUT Education and Learning Trust (Board of Trustees) 12/11/01
Agenda for Board of Trustees meeting of the NYSUT Education and Learning Trust; minutes of September 25, 2001, meeting; status report on Effective Teaching Program; action items re policy on teachers who become administrators, creating a workshop presentation group, plan for summer training, guided reading course; description of substantive platform of the Harvard Living Wage Campaign; booklet of Representative Assembly resolutions due to expire in 2002; summary of meeting with NYSUT retirement consultants

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Offices' Meeting 11/20/01
Agendas for Officers' Meeting and Administrative Committee Meeting; guidelines for conducting organizing campaigns; list of new affiliates

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Officers' Meeting 11/7/01
Agenda; speaker's guide

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Officers' Meeting 10/19/01
Agenda; materials re Leadership Institute; update on Community Outreach Department; memo re mail security in light of anthrax "scare"; summary of actions of Board of Directors meeting of September 21; list of public charter schools applications; report on the 2001 NEA Representative Assembly

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Officers' Meeting, 10/3/01
Agenda; update on Community Outreach Department

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Officers' Meeting, 9/11/01
Agenda; memo re Moody's investors service rating; agenda for Board of Directors meeting, September 21-22; list of organizing issues; draft of NYSUT policy manual

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Administrative Committee 8/10/01
NYSUT Organization Objectives, September 1, 2001- August 21, 2002; description of annual goal-setting project; outline of officer goals

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Special Officers' Meeting 7/11/01
Agenda; materials re communications division (organizational chart, job descriptions); notes from officers' retreat

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Officers' Meeting 7/2/01
Agenda; memo re communication plan

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Officers' Meeting 6/6/01
NYSUT budget, 2001-02; staff salary requests; outline, "Vision of the New NYSUT for the 21st Century"; summary of Higher Education Council meeting, May 21; NYSUT budget projections: positive and negative factors; transcripts of "cracker barrel" (informal roundtable?) sessions with officers; charts showing spending on prescription drugs; follow-up survey of participants to Representative Assembly

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Officers' Meeting 5/8/01
Agenda; AFT/NEA "no-raid" agreement; list of members of Unity Caucus

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Officers' Retreat, Lenox, MA (folder 1 of 2) 4/5-6/01
Agenda, including discussion of risks and benefits of expanding membership, use of part-time employees

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Officers' Retreat, Lenox, MA (folder 2 of 2) April 5-6, 2001
Agenda; brochure, "Introduction to NYSUT"; materials re NYSUT polling center (phone banks for conducting opinion surveys), with case studies of political mobilization campaigns; description of annual goal-setting project; printout of local presidents since 1979

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Officers' Retreat May 11-12, 2000
"NYSUT Goal Setting Project," compilation of reports by NYSUT departments outlining mission statements and strategic plans for future, May 2000; draft results of teacher (new member) phone survey; letter of retirement from head of Public Relations Department, with outline for succession planning, reorganization; draft report of Representative Assembly feedback survey; semi-verbatim "cracker barrel" notes from 2000 pre-RA Local Presidents' Conference

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Officers' Retreat (folder 2) May 11-12, 2000
Full reports, "NYSUT Goal Setting Project"; preliminary version

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Officers' Meeting 2/19/02
Agenda; "Quality New Member Programs by Election District"; field services report re local bargaining progress; clipping re lax control by Red Cross in handing out disaster relief for 9/11 businesses

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Officers' Meeting 1/22/02
Agenda; list of applications by NYSUT members for 9/11 disaster relief funds, noting circumstances of each person, updated January 18, 2002; possible NYSUT Board of Directors resolutions for 2002 Representative Assembly; copy for radio ad by Shorr & Associates, "Especially Now," urging state government to put more resources into education; television ad scripts, bill board ad (?) for United University Professors

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Officers' Meeting 1/8/02
Agenda; memo re new member program; attendance sheet for Executive Committee meetings January- December 2000; letter to NYSUT member requesting more information re requested extension of sick leave, January 7, 2002

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Officers' Meeting 12/9/03
Officers' meeting agenda, December 9, 2003; NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Board of Trustees meeting agenda, December 9, 2003; minutes of November 25, 2003, trustees' meeting; Executive Committee meeting agenda, December 12, 2003; Board of Directors' meeting agenda, December 12-13, 2003; NYSUT 2003 Constitution and Bylaws, with proposed changes to text

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Officers' Meeting 11/25/03
Agenda; emerging leaders evaluation report; financial activity sheets; labor-religion delegation projects

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Officers' Meeting 11/3/03
Agenda; Executive Committee meeting agenda, November 6; NYSUT New Staff Orientation program agenda; NYS School Boards Association Annual Business Meeting bylaw amendments and resolutions, October 25, 2003; handwritten notes

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Officers' Meeting 10/21/03
Agenda; message re Leadership Institute for NYSUT members, noting number of graduates, characteristics, expenses, recommending continued participation

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Officers' Meeting 10/2/03
Agenda; draft expenditure policy

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Officers' Meeting 9/18/03
Description of Long Island Presidents Council Senior Citizen Video Project; letter from NYSUT president Tom Hobart to NEA/NY president Robin Rapaport re relationship between the two unions now that no-raid agreement had expired, September 17, 2003; comment by AFT re proposed change in Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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Officers' Meeting 6/19/03
Agenda; confidential Personnel Committee recommendations re staff promotions and salary increases, June 9, 2003; schedule for 2003-04 Officers' Meetings; ad copy for Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer position; memo proposing NYSUT media plan

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Officers' Meeting 5/20/03
Agenda; projected cash flow to 2012

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Officers' Meeting 9/4/03
Agendas for Officers' Meeting, Executive Committee meeting, Board of Directors' meeting; final evaluation summary of NYSUT Leadership Institute speakers and sessions; report of the Intranet/E-mail subcommittee re collecting and maintaining e-mail addresses; interim report of Math A Panel; confidential salary schedule for officers and other supervisory personnel, memo re rationale for proposed new conference services assistant manager position

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Officers' Meeting 5/16/03
Agenda; presidential candidate Dick Gephardt's health care plan; report of first vice president Cortese

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Officers' Meeting 6/3/03
Agenda; 2003-04 budget; memo re rationale for new clerical position; memo re Information Technology Department reorganization; notes from "cracker barrel" session

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Officers' Meeting 5/6/03
Agenda; financial data

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Officers' Retreat 3/20-21/03
Topics for PSA bargaining; emerging leaders nominations; draft resolution by Professional Staff Congress of CUNY for NYSUT opposing war in Iraq as pretext for curtailment of civil liberties at home, possibly costing $100 billion; handwritten notes

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Officers' Meeting 3/11/03
Report of first vice president Cortese; summary of regional office reports re contract negotiations

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Officers' Meeting 2/26/03
Agendas; chart re financial impact of charter schools; materials re NYS Alliance for Retired Americans

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Officers' Meeting 2/11/03
Agenda for Officers' Meeting; NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Board of Trustees meeting agenda; minutes of November 15, 2002, trustees' meeting

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Officers' Meeting 1/28/03
NYSUT Education and Learning Trust Board of Trustees meeting agenda; minutes of November 15, 2002, trustees' meeting; memo re adding staff to handle increased inquiries re teacher certification

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Officers' Meeting 1/7/03
Agenda; 2003 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey; memo re Albany Medical Center RN Campaign; update on NYSUT Active and Retiree Medical Costs; list of Leadership Institute graduates