Block Island Times

School employee benefits denied

The New Shoreham School Committee and Superintendent Michael Convery affirmed that Block Island School Administrative Assistant Marsha Gutierrez will retire on June 30 after 36 years and six months, without the health insurance benefit in retirement that she claims was included in her employment contract.
At the Committee’s June 17 meeting, Convery read the following prepared statement on “Administrative Assistant Retirement”:
“The position of Administrative Assistant has been posted. The at-will employment of Marsha Gutierrez will end on June 30, 2019. She will be eligible for severance as outlined in correspondence” from

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