Legislative Alert: Layoff Creditable Service for Teachers

S. 1081, filed by Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) and others, would permit teachers laid off due to budget cuts to purchase up to three years of layoff time as creditable service toward retirement, once they return to public school teaching.

This bill is scheduled to be heard at the State House in Room A-1 on Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. Please come to the hearing and present testimony -- limited to 3 minutes -- in support of this legislation.

Please call your own state representative and senator and ask that they lobby the House and Senate co-chairs of the Pubic Service Committee requesting that S. 1081 be reported favorably.

Your legislators can be reached by calling the State House switchboard, 617-722-2000, and asking for your representative's and senator's office.