To our members,

Last night the SCSD school board voted on, and unanimously approved, a plan to switch providers for SCSD retirees. The new provider will be AETNA. The District has assured us that coverage is not changing, only the provider. That being said, the decision to switch providers, part of Onondaga County's consolidation plan, was made without consulting or informing STA. President Megan Root contacted the Board and spoke to this last night at the Board meeting, asking that the matter be tabled until STA could meet with district representatives.

STA takes exception with the way this was handled and believes the District acted inappropriately by excluding STA from discussions.

STA remains committed to our retirees and will provide more information as it becomes available to us.

The change over is to occur January 1, 2017