TRB: Election of Board Members



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AUGUST, 2014


The Teachers’ Retirement Board, charged under Connecticut law with the management of the retirement system for public school teachers, is comprised of an elected state official, two appointed state officials, five public members and six teachers.  The teachers, four active and two retired, are elected by their peers for overlapping four year terms.


The terms of incumbents Clare Barnett (retired teacher), Roz Schoonmaker (retired teacher), Maureen Honan (active teacher) and Michael Freeman (active teacher) will expire on June 30, 2015, although they are eligible to run for any open seat for which they are qualified. 


Teachers who are interested in serving on the Board, which meets in Hartford approximately six times per year during the school year can pick up a petition package in person (with a Government Issued I.D.) between August 15th and 1:00 pm on September 15th, 2014.  Instructions and forms for obtaining signatures on petitions that will establish a candidate’s support among his/her peers will be provided.  In order to be considered for election, active teachers must obtain four hundred (400) signatures of active teachers and retired teachers must obtain one hundred (100) signatures of retired teachers.  Completed petition packets must be received by this office no later than 1:00 p.m. October 24th, 2014. 


A report of the petitions will be presented to the Retirement Board for the Board to certify candidates who have qualified by meeting petition requirement.


Each candidate is to provide a biographical sketch of one hundred fifty (150) words or less.  Such sketch is to be printed by the Board and distributed with election ballots.  Non-biographical information, such as declarations of belief of platform-type statements will be edited from the candidate’s statement before printing.


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