Northport Middle School Update

On January 9 over one hundred residents, staff members and retirees attended a meeting of the Northport – East Northport UFSD Board of Education to listen and respond to the report by the Board Subcommittee on Northport Middle School Soil Testing. John Kobel, retired Middleville/Northport Middle School teacher, spoke at length at the meeting, and prepared an update for the R-UTN membership. His report is in PDF format and may be downloaded HERE.

A PowerPoint of the presentation made by the Subcommittee on Northport Middle School Soil Testing can be found by visiting the Board of Education Northport – East Northport UFSD website, selecting Meetings from the menu, and viewing item 7 of the Agenda for the January 9 meeting.

Make Sure You Get Reimbursed

Social Security Administration sends out a letter every year informing you of how much you will receive for your monthly Social Security payment.  Page 1 itemizes basic payment, the standard deduction for Medicare Part B and the deduction for IRMAA. IRMAA is the amount deducted based on your income as reported on last year’s income tax form.  Northport/East Northport School District is required to reimburse you for the standard Medicare Part B and the IRMAA deductions  from your Social Security benefit. 

Recently, the district sent you a letter, “Open Enrollment”, that discussed medical plan options.  Page 3 of that letter gives instructions on how to get reimbursement for the deductions from your Social Security benefit for Medicare Part B and IRMAA –  If you do not respond by March you will get reimbursed for the Medicare Part B deduction only – losing the reimbursement for IRMAA that you are entitled to. 

For additional information, Contact Dayna West, Empolyee Benefits for the district, at 631-262-6634, or email Fran LaDuca at Laduca@aol.com.