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Fight Back Friday
Friday,April 25, 2014
30 minutes before school or
30 minutes after school
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Regional NTU Membership Meetings

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Barringer HS
90 Parker St., Newark
West Ward Members
3:45pm
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NPS Advisory Bd Mtg
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NTU Executive Bd. Mtg.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4pm at NTU




Regional NTU Membership Meetings In The Works... 
The NTU Leadership is scheduling Regional Membership Meetings around the the district. Check back for official confirmation of school locations, times and agendas.
Tentative sites pending NPS permit approval are Ann St (East), Speedway (West), Barringer (North), University (South) & Central (Central)

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2013-2014
NTU Executive Board Meeting Dates*

Wednesdays
4-30-2014
5-28-2014
June, TBD

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Get yours today and enjoy the many benefits of being an NTU Member...

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Click here to download Job Announcements and Applications for Newark Public Schools Summer School Programs 2014.

 

Alert2AFT PRESIDENT RANDI WEINGARTEN SENDS AN OPEN LETTER TO NJ GOVERNOR CHRISTI. STOP BULLYING NEWARK TEACHERS & PARENTS.
CLICK HERE TO READ WEINGARTEN’S
E-ACTIVIST EMAIL IN FULL.

 

 

AFT_newark_feb25STATE CONTROL OF NEWARK SCHOOLS HAS GOTTEN OUT OF CONTROL! TAKE ACTION NOW...
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE AFT SITE TO TAKE BACK NEWARK SCHOOLS NOW. STOP BULLYING NEWARK TEACHERS & PARENTS!

CLICK HERE TO READ & SEE THE LATEST FULL PAGE STAR-LEDGER ADVERTISEMENT FROM AFT, NTU, AFT NJ & AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ADMINISTRATORS.

 


Albert Shanker2014 NTU Hall of Fame Dinner & Shanker Scholarships Complete Application Package...click to download.

 

NTU Winter Bulletin Board Contest is Here!!! Click here for more details...



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CAMI PETITION- Voice your opinion. Check out the Federal Petition into Superintendent Cami Anderson’s management of NPS. Click here now to find out more.

 





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With 20 years of state-control over their schools and a Christie-appointed superintendent that dictates without community input, Newark teachers, students and community members take to the streets to make their voices heard.

Click here to see, hear and feel the escalating movement & passion from all educational stakeholders including parents, teachers, community groups, teachers and students to take back and Reclaim the Promise of Public Education in Newark..


 

NJ-Resources-2013NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE...

 

Braun-1Robert Braun award-winning journalist and longtime respected columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger asks for Newark Public School's Superintendent Anderson to Resign!
Click here to read  Robert Braun's article “Should you work in the Newark schools if you think the children are potential criminals?”

 

Public Safety 4Public Employee Health Complaint Form that NTU Members can use to file concerns about health and safety issues in their schools. Form can be filed anonymously.
Click here to download official form.
Click here to visit the NJ Department of Health

 

TEACHERS ARE OUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

We need to do more to make teachers safe. We need to do more to make them know we recognize they are often the first line of defense against people who would do them harm to children. If nothing else, we need to say thank you. - To read the entire article please click here...

 

PREGNANCY, FMLA & NJFLA UPDATE...
Click here to download the latest update details regarding your rights under the law. John Abeigon, NTU Director of Organization.

 

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2013-2015 Retiree Officers and
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NTU Membership Sign-up Giveaways!
The NTU has three packages available for Prospective Members, New Members, and Agency Shop to Full Members. 
These packages are FREE and we only require that you complete, sign and return to the NTU office via mail or drop-off your (white) dues deduction and (blue) cope deduction forms. These two forms can be downloaded here.
Once we have verified receipt of your forms, we will notify you via email that your package is ready to be picked up.
Click here to enter the NTU General Store.
While supplies last and one package per member.

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NTU ENDORSES BARAKA
in his bid for
Mayor of Newark...

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TUESDAY,
MAY 13, 2014

Last week, the Newark Teachers Union Committee on Political Education and the NTU Executive Board unanimously agreed that the Newark Teachers Union would endorse Ras Baraka in the upcoming mayoral election. Ras Baraka was a long time NTU member and strong supporter of Public Schools in Newark.

NTU endorses Ras Baraka for Newark Mayor: YouTube

In Newark Mayorial race Baraka gains support of City Teachers Union: NJ.com

Ras Baraka picks up NTU Endorsement: WBGO

Newark Teachers Endorse Baraka
for Mayor: Labor Press

NTU holds Press Conference to announce support for Baraka

“ONE NEWARK” PLAN FACES LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATION

riceSenator Ronald Rice, co-chairman of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Schools said he would pursue an investigation into possible abuses tied to state control of the Newark Schools. To read the entire article (Bob Braun’s Ledger), click here...

Cami Anderson's GRAVITY Board

NEWARK OPPOSITION TO ONE NEWARK PLAN!

CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR ALL THE CAMI “GRAVITY” BOARD DETAILS...

-Revised ‘One Newark’ Plan – One Less Closure, Changes for Charters (DelGrosso, NTU Pres.)
-National teachers union leader joins protest of Newark school makeover (Weingarten, AFT Pres.)
-Take Action: Tell Cami Anderson to Stop the One Newark Plan
-Let Us In Newark Advisory Board meeting First Ave (Video)
-First Round of New Teacher Evaluations Released to Educators (Video Abeigon, Dir. NTU Org.)

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Click  either link below to find your local Legislator & share your ideas, concerns and opinions...

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1ST YEAR MENTORING AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PANEL

The tenure law signed by Gov. Christie last August made some very important changes to the teacher evaluation system in New Jersey. One of those hard fought for changes was the introduction of the teacher in the evaluation process, giving us participation in a process we have long been shut out of.

Now each school in the district has a School Improvement Panel consisting of the principal or designee, an assistant or vice principal, and a teacher (selected in consultation with your Building Rep & the NTU). We attach here the list of locations and the teacher members of your ScIP. The panel oversees mentoring for new teachers, and identifies professional development opportunities. Under TeachNJ all new teachers must have a mentor in place during their first year in order to acquire tenure.

Their first role is to find out if the new teacher has a mentor and if not why not. If not, document the amount of time the new teacher has gone without a mentor in writing to the Principal and the Superintendent. If you are a new teacher and have not received a mentor by now, please report this to the teacher member of your school's ScIP ASAP. Your ScIP should inform the NTU of this negligence ASAP. The teacher member in SIP must assist in locating a proper “fit” for a mentor.

Supervisors on the panel will also conduct evaluations, including mid-year evaluations for teachers rated partially effective or ineffective. Also, in the case of partially or ineffective the SIP has the responsibility to assist the teacher in identifying P.D. to aid in correcting the deficiency identified in the evaluation, or in writing a rebuttal if they feel the evaluation is incorrect. The law also requires a Corrective Action Plan for teachers rated as Partially Effective or Ineffective. The plan shall be developed by the teacher and the teacher's supervisor, and must include time-lines and list the responsibilities of the district in assisting the teachers improvement and development.

John Abeigon, NTU Dir.of Organization


FOR MORE INFO:
-Visit the Office of Professional Development website at http://www.nj.gov/education/profdev/
-Visit the AchieveNJ website at www.nj.gov/education/AchieveNJ
-E-mail educatorevaluation@doe.state.nj.us, or calling the AchieveNJ Help Line at 609-777-3788.
-E-mail TeachPD@doe.state.nj.us for information on PD and mentoring requirements.
 

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Step by step guidelines to prepare for retirement...  Click here for both.

Thinking About Retiring... click here to get Request for Retirement / Resignation Form


NTU PEER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
NTU members can now pass along any concerns, issues and suggestions regarding Peer Oversight.

The NTU has created an email address for members  to address Peer Oversight in a confidential, secure format. Please send your emails to the NTU Peer Oversight Committee at peeroversight@ntuaft.com.

Updated Salary Inquiry Form - Click Here...Alert2

STILL HAVING CLASS SIZE & AIDE ISSUES...
Email completed survey to Michael Maillaro, NTU Director of Research & Communication at mmaillaro@ntuaft.com or call 973-643-8430 ext 20. To download survey as well as class size and staffing regulations per New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 6A click here.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Newark Teachers Union and while we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations of any kind about the completeness, accuracy and reliability, with respect to the website or the information.

Last updated: April 14, 2014

President’s Column

Joseph DelGrosso, NTU Presidentntu_logo_j

 

 

February 27, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last several weeks, we have been working tirelessly to avert what would have been a disaster for our members and public education in New Jersey. The members of our union are to be congratulated for their display of courage and solidarity.  Without your effort, we could not have succeeded.

I contacted legislators from both sides of the issue, armed with the law and the intent of the waiver & the true reasons for the budget shortfall. Late yesterday evening, I received word that the waiver would be withdrawn.

Our next effort will be to secure the removal of State-Appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson and her ethically challenged team. There are enormous conflicts of interest existing at 2 Cedar Street as well as the employment of Tiffany Hardrick and Vaughn Thompson which is an educational disgrace. The fiscal disaster at the Newark Board of Education exists because of her ineptness in budgetary matters.  When her budgets are analyzed, it will be proven that unaccountable funds will exist as great as when Beverly Hall was Superintendent. We shall be victorious in this matter with your continued support and solidarity.  We, as a Union, are in this together. The power of the many shall always prevail.
I remain yours:

In Solidarity,

Joseph Del Grosso
President
ntupres@ntuaft.com

John M. Abeigon
Director of Organization
jabeigon@ntuaft.com

Michael F. Dixon
Secretary-Treasurer
mdixon@ntuaft.com

Michael Maillaro
Editor
mmaillaro@ntuaft.com

NTU 973-643-8430

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AFT New Jersey consists of four New Jersey American Federation of Teachers representative units. They are: Council of New Jersey State College Locals (CNJSCL), Health Professional and Allied Professions (HPAE), and the New Jersey State Federation of Teachers(NJSFT). AFT-NJ represents the interests of its constituent organizations and the American Federation of Teachers in New Jersey and at the National level.

Prevent child abuse.  For additional information on Child Abuse or to receive more leaflets to distribute to students call 1-800-CHILDREN.

"My Promise for Prevention" leaflet - PDF version

"My Promise for Prevention" leaflet - Graphic version

NTU ACTS

What is
NTU ACTS?

NTU ACTS is the Newark Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff

“EMPLOYEES WITHOUT PLACEMENTS” ALERT...
It appears that many of our EWPs continue to be placed in inappropriate assignments that are outside of their area of certification and/or highly qualified status.

Protect your professional rights and yourself by completing the linked document and email it to Homere Breton at Human Resources ( hbreton@nps.k12.nj.us) with a copy to Michael Maillaro (mmaillaro@ntuaft.com). Remember to request a read receipt for your email.

Click here to download the Out of Certification document...or go to our Info Center/Forms, Reports & Information page to download the Out of Certification form.

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 FMLA COMPLAINTS...
If you or any member have been adversely effected by NPS’s failure to notify, we strongly urge you to contact
Northern New Jersey District Office
US Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Division, Joseph Petrecca, District Director,
Phone: (908) 317-8611 

Click this link to read all the details, updates, guidelines
and what to do if you have a problem with FMLS.
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LEAVE OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY AND PURCHASING MBOS SERVICE CREDIT...

Members of the PERS & TPAF are eligible to purchase all or any portion of service credit for official leaves of absence, including FMLA & NJFLA, without pay. The amount of time eligible for purchase also depends on what "type" of leave was taken. CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS

All purchase requests must be submitted to the Division of Pensions and Benefits using the Purchase Application program of the Member Benefits On-line System (MBOS). Information about MBOS and the on-line Purchase Application can be found in the MBOS Users’ Guide.
CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS