Ultimately PERB affirmed the ALJ's conclusions regarding the school district's obligations under Civil Service Law §209-a(1)(d). The district filed an Article 78 challenging PERB's determination.
* A group of school district retirees also commenced a CPLR Article 78 proceeding to annul the district's decision to discontinue Medicare Part B premium reimbursements (Matter of Bryant v Board of Educ., Chenango Forks Cent. School Dist., 21 AD3d 1134 ). This action wast remitted to Supreme Court for further record development to determine whether there had been a "corresponding diminution of benefits or contributions" effected by petitioner from active employees (Chapter 48 of the Laws of 2003; see Matter of Bryant v Board of Educ., Chenango Forks Cent. School Dist., 21 AD3d at 1137-1138). The instant proceeding before the Appellate Division, in contrast, involved current, active employees of school district.