NEW YORK MEMBERS -Important *Power of Attorney Information* If you are unable to act due to a serious health condition, it is extremely important that your spouse, significant other or dependent has access to your completed Power of Attorney form to act on your behalf related to the retirement system.
You should advise the individual designated to contact UPSEU immediately if you become or they believe you may become incapacitated as it will potentially impact pension rights afforded to them.
This would in no way impact any decision if you become capable of acting on your own behalf and for you to reverse any decision made. Again, it is extremely important that your loved ones have access to your executed Power of Attorney. You do not submit to anyone. It is retained with your important papers.
UPSEU Member is Connecticut’s 2021 Paraeducator of the Year
Updated On: Dec 21, 2020
UPSEU congratulates member Maria Sau for being named Connecticut’s 2021 Paraeducator of the Year. Each year the the School Paraprofessional Advisory Council present the Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year Award to one exceptional paraeducator, narrowed down from about 14,000 public school paraeducators. Maria has been a member of the Windsor BOE Paraeducators unit since 1999 and in her over twenty-years of service to the Windsor Board of Education she has benefited each student she works with. Maria’s principal, Jay Mihalko says “Maria respects, cares for, supports, and empowers every student that she works with … she sees the best in every child and with encouragement and compassion she motivates her students to achieve. Maria driving objective in working with students is “to model and teach equality throughout the year in school and at home so our children can develop positive attitudes of each and every student's racial identity.”