NESHAMINY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
PHOTO SECURITY BADGES POR THE CERTIPIED STAPP
The Neshaminy Federation of Teachers and the Neshaminy School
District have met and agreed that members of the certified staff
will be issued photo security badges beginning in the 1995/96
school year. Additionally, administrative, support staff and day-
to-day sUbstitutes will also receive these badges, as well as all
future Neshaminy employees. The Federation and District agree that
this is a voluntary program and that no disciplinary action will be
taken against any certified staff member who fails to comply with
this procedure.
The Federation fully supports the photo security badge concept and
will urge all certified staff members to comply with the District's
request. The safety and security of the students and staff of
Neshaminy is essential for the delivery of our educational program.
The Federation will continue to support measures that are intended
to protect the well-being of our students.

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KeV1n Knowles, NFT Dat'e »
TO:
FROM:
DATE:
RE:
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT
NESHAMINY SCHOOL DISTRICT
LANGHORNE, PENNSYLVANIA
Mr. Kevin B. Knowles, NFT President
Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti, Assistant Superintendent d'/ I ;<f.
FebrUary 6, 2002
Agreement Concerning Performance Assessments
This document represents an agreement between the Administration and the Federation in
reference to performance assessments and my memo dated November 8, 2001. In order to
resolve the grievance, I present the following information:
1. District administrators will be notified not to demand or coerce performance assessment data
from members of the bargaining unit. However, it is clearly understood that the assistant
superintendent, director of secondary education, director of elementary education, building
administrators, lead teachers, and department chairs may be jointly involved in encouraging
the completion of performance assessment expectations and providing assistance to members
of the bargaining unit for completion of the process.
2. No disciplinary action will be taken against members of the bargaining unit in reference to
performance assessment expectations.
3. Future issues of the memo dated November 8, 2001 will include the following changes in
wording:
"It is important to remind you that our performance assessments are school district
expectations, not options. You are required to administer these performance assessments
and follow the procedures detailed below."
... will be changed to ...
"It is important to remind you that our performance assessments are school district
expectations. Therefore, performance assessments are important components of the
prescribed curricula that have been restructured to align with standards."
.:. The Federation is in full support of voluntary administration and reporting of performance
assessment data to the Curriculum and Instruction Department.
Cc: Dr. Bowman, Cabinet, Ms. Boyd, Mrs. Kirk
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(Final agreement concerning perfonnancc assessments)
NESHAMINY FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
"TEACHERS SPEAKING FOR TEACHERS"
To:
From:

Rob McGee and Anne SchmidW
Date:
October 2, 2003
Re:
Retiree Medical Opt Out Agreement
Due to the recent expansion of the Medical Opt Out agreement between the District and
the Federation, we have had a number of questions regarding retirees' use of the Opt Out
plan. After discussions with you, we understand that retirees who currently meet the
necessary criteria established in the contract agreement have "opted out" of the district's
medical benefits plan. We believe the following accurately reflects the District's present
practice regarding the Opt Out provisions for retirees:
I. A retiree may choose to continue to "opt out" after retirement.
2. A retiree may begin to "opt out" anytime after retirement (prior to medicare age),
regardless of their prior Opt Out status.
3. A retiree who selects the "opts out" option after retirement may "opt back" into
Neshaminy's retiree benefit plan, under the same circumstances, as an active
certified staff member.
Should our recollection of these understandings differ, please contact us.
WOODBOURNE OFFICE CAMPUS, SUITE 402-8, 1609 WOODBOURNE ROAD, LEVITTOWN, PA 19057
215-547-2001 FAX 215-547-4448
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FROM:
DATE:
SUBJECT:
NESHAMINY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Office of the Superintendent
Louise Boyd, President, NFT ~ 1 ~ \ J . b ~
Paul J. Kadri /"-
October 27,2006
401(a) and/or 403(b) Participation by Certified Staff
This will serve as the agreement between the Neshaminy School District and the
Federation in regard to the aforementioned participation by certified staff in plans
401(a) and/or 403(b) with Lincoln Investment Planning or a future designated
company.
• Any certified staff member who has not reached the age of 55 during the plan
year in which he/she retires or terminates employment and who receives a
withdrawal/distribution of his/her special pay form Neshaminy School District
401(a) and/or Neshaminy School District 403(b) Special Pay Plans within six
months of the deposit of funds to the Neshaminy School District 401(a) and/or
Neshaminy School District 403(b) Special Pay Plans will receive from Neshaminy
School District an amount equal to the 10% early withdraw penalty less his/her
FICA and Medicare savings on this special pay. Neshaminy School District has no
obligation to offset early early-withdrawal penalties on withdrawals or
distributions more than six months after the deposit of funds to the 401(a)
and/or 403(b) Special Pay Plans.
• At any time after July 1, 2006, Neshaminy School District will take immediate
action to remove all certified staff members from the Neshaminy School District
401(a) and/or 403(b) Special Pay Plans upon the written request of the President
of the Neshaminy Federation of Teachers.
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Folder: HFT/401(a) arrd/01403(b) Partldpallon
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401(a) and/or 403(b) Plan for Special Pays
Highlights
For employees retiring or terminating service from N eshaminy School District
who have not reached the age of 55 during the Plan Year (January 1 through
December 31)
Certified Staff Only
• There is a 10% penalty on any withdraws from either plan since the
participant has not reached the required age of 55 during the Plan Year.
This is in addition to Federal Tax that must be paid on any moneys
withdrawn from the Plans; however, FICA and Medicare taxes are
permanently forgiven.
• There is no penalty on funds rolled over into an IRA or employee
403(b). There are, of course, restrictions on both IRA's and employee
403(b)'s that should be considered before any rollover is requested.


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Since the District and the NFT have approved a "make whole"
amendment, any certified staff member who has not reached the age of
55 during the plan year in which he/she retires or terminates
employment and who receives a withdrawal/distribution of hislher
special pay from Neshaminy School District 401(a) and/or Neshaminy
School District 403(b) Special Pay Plans within six months of the
deposit of funds to the Plans by the District, will receive from
Neshaminy School District an amount equal to the 10% early withdraw
penalty less hislher FICA and Medicare savings on this special pay.
Neshaminy School District has no obligation to offset any early-
withdrawal penalties on withdrawals or distributions more than six
months after the deposit of funds to the 401 (a) and/or 403(b) Special
Pay Plans.
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401(a) and/or 403(b) Plan for Special Pays
Highlights
For employees retiring or terminating service from Neshaminy School District who have
reached the age of 55 during the Plan Year (January 1 through December 31)
• "Special Pays" are defined by the employer. For Neshaminy School District employees,
special pays include incentives, unused sick, and vacation balance.
• IRS requires 100% participation within specified groups; participation is mandatory.
• Special Pays are deposited directly into the Plan by the District.
• The Plan is administered with Lincoln Investment Planning or a future designated company.
• All Special Pays deposited in the Plan are exempt from Federal Income Tax, FICA, and
Medicare.
• There are no fees on deposits into, rollovers from, or withdraws from Guaranteed or Fixed
Accounts. Guaranteed and Fixed Accounts are administered by Lincoln Investment Planning
or a future designated company. If you choose to invest your funds with Lincoln Investment
r Planning or a future designated company, management fees may be charged.
• There is no penalty on withdraws since the participant has reached the required age of 55
during the Plan Year.
• You may leave your funds in the plan and self-direct your investments through Lincoln
Investment Planning or a future designated company, take a lump-sum distribution, periodic
distributions, or roll it over into an IRA andlor your employee 403(b).
• Federal Tax must be paid on any moneys withdrawn from the Plan; however, FICA and
Medicare Taxes are permanently forgiven.
• The maximum that is eligible each year is determined by the IRS.
• The maximum amount eligible is decreased by employee contributions to their existing
403(b) plan.
• Loan provision specifics are available through your 403(b) plan representative.
• At any time after July 1,2006, Neshaminy School District will take immediate action to
remove any specified group from the 401(a) andlor 403(b) Special Pay Plan upon the written
request of an authorized representative of that group.
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Dr. Joseph E. Ferderbar
Superintendent
Neshaminy School District
2001 Old Lincoln Highway
Langhorne, PA 19047
Dear Dr. Ferderbar:
February 11, 1986
The NFT and the District agree that EEl has been an
effective in-service experience for Neshaminy teachers.
However, teachers are concerned about the prospect of EEl's
prescribed terminology and practices becoming established as a
basis for observation and evaluation in our school district.
As a consequence of meet{ngs between this Federation and
the administration, the following understanding has been
achieved:
1. That
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no administrator will use EEl terminology or
in on EEl practices as part of the pre-observa-
or conferenc&,. either verbally
writing;
2. After the post-observation conference has been con-
cluded and the form has been signed, the principal may
ask the teacher if he/she wishes to discuss the ob-
served lesson in relationship to EEl practices and
terminology and may do so if the teacher freely agrees;
3. No references to EEl terminology and/or practice will
become part of any files;
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4. The NFT and the District will meet together the
next two months to establish a long-range plan by
which EEl may be encouraged and observed separate from
the observation and evaluation process.
We are pleased that this matter has been resolved in a
manner that satisfies the interests of all parties and advances
the cause of education in Neshaminy.
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Sincerely,
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President
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NESIIAMINY SCHOOL DISTRICT
LANGIIORNE, PENUSYLVANIA
NSD - NFT AGREEMENT
The District and the Bargaining Agent hereby agree to the
following conditions concerning the use of "Essential Ele-
ments of Instruction" (EEl):
1. That the Essential Elements of Instruction
(EEl) has not and hence forward wi 11 not be
used in the Observation/Evaluation process,
unless mutually agreed upon by the parties.
2. That the Essential Elements of Instruction
(EEl) wi 11 be a vol untary program for all
contract and long term per diem sUbstitute
teachers hired on or before June 3D, 1987.
The District has the option to require cert-
ified staff hired after June 30, 1987" to par-
ticipate in the EEl program.
Su erintendent, Da te '
Neshaminy School District
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Neshaminy Federation of Teachers
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