Many NTU members have expressed an interest in attending the 2014 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City.
First, you must complete a single page notification of attendance which has been reviewed by PERC. The completed single page would suffice as an application for permission to attend the convention which according to PERC can not be denied by the Superintendent.
Second, the admission price has changed for the 2014 Convention. Paid admission is for both days of the Convention (November 6 & 7). Access to the exhibit floor is now $50 and admission for full access is $150. Both credentials will also provide a Certificate of Attendance for the two day Convention.
Click here to purchase tickets, view detailed information and frequently asked questions about the upcoming Conference. Phone contact number also provided.
Click here to download, complete and return the single page 2014 NJEA Convention application for permission to attend...
NTU 2014-15 Calendar Books
will be in the next NTU mailing home to membership. Check your mailboxes soon...
NTU CLASS SIZE & SUPPLY SURVEY
The NTU continues to receive violations about class sizes and class supplies. Click this link to fill out the official NTU Class size & Supply Survey. We will be using the collected information to report out to the Newark Public Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education.
CST MEETING AT NTU BUILDING
Princess Hogue, Special Ed Building Rep will host an important meeting for all Child Study Team members. The meeting is scheduled at the NTU building, 1019 Broad Street from 4PM until 5:30PM. Parking is available behing NTU.
The Agenda will include CST Responsibilities (Past/Present), CST’s IPDP’s, Evaluation Rubic, Service Delivery Timelines and 2014/2015 Professional Development.
Once again the NTU will be actively involved with the First Book program for our students and teachers during the 2014-2015 school year. Remember to receive books for your students, you must REGISTER. Click here to Register now!
PREP PERIOD UPDATES & FORM
To read more, click here to download the latest update and guidelines for Prep Periods.
2014 NTU ERC COUPON
All NTU Members: Come to NTU ‘s Educational Resource Center (ERC) located on the 4th floor at 1019 Broad Street, Newark, NJ. directly across from Symphony Hall. Secure and easy access NTU parking is available behind our offices.
Come to our professionally staffed center and network with your coworkers. You can use your free $6 coupon starting Monday, August 18, 2014. The coupon expires Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Summer hours are from 9am until 2pm Monday through Friday.
Regular school hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Extended hours are available on Wednesday from 3:30pm until 7:30pm.
Click here to download your free Educational Resource Center Coupon...
Johanna S. Rios, Coordinator
NTU RETIRED EMPLOYEES ALERT!!!Dear Members: “...There is no denying the fact that New Jersey retired public employees and currently employed are being attacked by forces hell bent on destroying a pension system that has served New Jersey residents and public employees since 1922 and for teachers since 1919. Mr. Christie is spending the summer kicking sand in the face of all NJ retirees and those still employed by trying to sell yet another pension reform package...” To read the entire story click here.
Now is the time to stand up to the Governor, his handlers and financial backers. You can do this by joining NJRPEO. Help us continue to build an organization that can stop the attacks on public employees and save your pension. To join is free and easy! All are welcome whether you currently live in or out of New Jersey.
Email and leave the message “add me to the list” Within days, NJRPEO will share with you the full details of the draft bill entitled, “Independent Pension Systems Actuarial Assumptions Act.”
NTU Organization Update
Union Brothers and Sisters: It has been a very busy summer and the NTU Organization has been effective and persistent in providing representative services to our members. Eugene Liss the NTU legal Counsel has been instrumental in successfully litigating tenure cases. We have also been involved and working very closely with the Education Law Center and Newark Community Groups in fighting the OneNewark Plan. The list goes on and includes filing PERC charges, Peer Oversight Committee appeals, tenure rights, state evaluation process and pay owed members.
Please read and share this NJSPOTLIGHT article for which we modestly take credit...”the last thing we want is a teacher’s status affected by a district that doesn’t want to carry this out appropriately....”
John Abeigon, Director NTU Organization
NTU MEMBERS WHO ARE EWP!
Download this link to help you locate currently available district positions by School and Title. Call the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.
John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
RETIREES SCHEDULE FALL TRIP TO FINGER LAKES NEW YORK STATE...
Click here for all the details.
TO DOWNLOAD THE 2014-2015 NPS SCHOOL CALENDAR CLICK HERE...
ALL MEMBERS WHO ARE ON EWP
The next to last paragraph in the letter sent to you by Vanessa Rodriguez is incorrect. It states that unless you find a placement, you may be assigned to a role or multiple roles throughout the school year in order to best serve the needs of students. That is completely wrong.
You are not required to work in any role that IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR AREA OF CERTIFICATION. You are especially NOT to cover for laid off aides, clerks or counselors. Nor are you to emergency-sub for substitutes longer then for a day or two. By taking on these roles, you are aiding and abetting the NPS and opening yourself up to liability issues.
Feel free to call the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.
John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE...