Yonkers, NY, August 24, 2010 — The Yonkers Board of Education (YBoE) has not posted their agenda online for the meeting this Wednesday, August 25, 2010. The agenda will be contracts for certain YBoE retirees in violation of Retirement System guidelines specific to school districts (see below).
New York State and Local Government Retirement System
Employer Reporting Unit
Attn: Post Retirement Employment
110 State St
Albany NY 12244
August 10, 2010.
Dear Sirs, I am writing regarding an abuse of the pension system by the Yonkers Public Schools.
The pension laws enacted by the State of New York this year put a limitation on retirees for School Districts and BOCES employers. According to the law, retirees of School Districts and BOCES Employees must wait a year before returning to work in the same or similar position.
So how can the Yonkers Public Schools continue to employ individuals who retired at the end of July in the same positions they were in before at all levels of the district-from administrators to secretaries.
My wife has two friends who lost their jobs (one a teacher, the other one a clerical worker) and they are very upset that while they are out of work, some people continue to work and draw salaries and pensions from the Yonkers Public Schools.
I hope that you will look into this matter expeditiously. Are they going to get even bigger pensions because of this?
cc: Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli