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Member Message on the Devastation of Gun Violence

May 25, 2022

Dear Members,

Like all of you, I can't stop thinking about the 19 students and 2 teachers who went to school yesterday in Uvalde, Texas and never returned home. Because of an eighteen year old with guns, so many lives are forever shattered, and I know you join me in holding the parents, siblings, families, and entire Uvalde community in your hearts.

As I shared in a brief statement yesterday, this level of catastrophic gun violence that continues to tear families apart is simply too much to bear. 

Just eleven days ago, in Buffalo, New York, a white supremacist with access to guns targeted and terrorized a predominantly Black community, and in his racist massacre took ten innocent lives. I released this statement then, and am shocked and yet unfortunately not surprised that once again, our nation is responding to what should be an unthinkable tragedy.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and every May 18 is National Speech-Language Pathologist Day!

We are so very grateful for the remarkable work of our SLPs and hearing teachers. Each day, you work tirelessly to ensure accessible, quality education for your students. Outside of the classroom, you are tireless advocates for the resources and services our young people need and deserve.

PSLF Overhaul: What it means for you!

Does this settlement apply to you?
If you have worked in public service for 10 years or more and made 10 years of payments on your student loans, you are likely eligible to have your debt discharged under PSLF. Even if you were denied PSLF in the past OR your loan servicer said you do not qualify, under this settlement, your application will be reconsidered.

PFT Contract & Salary Schedule

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