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MARCH FOR LOCAL CONTROL...
PRESENTED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
4-6 PM,
Newark City Hall
920 Broad St. Newark
Call Mark Biedron Now!
609-984-6024

NTU Retiree Trip
Oct. 12 - Oct. 15, 2015
New York State, Buffalo NY, Niagara Falls and More...

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CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE ONLINE 2015 CONTRACT SURVEY...

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Click to download 4 page comprehensive  HCAMS information & services available to members...

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Alert3NTU MEMBERS, ARE YOU READY FOR ACTION!

NTU VP Danielle Mastrogiovanni is our representative on the The Newark Alliance and she will coordinate NTU’s first action since the election of officers and reorganization. This alliance, headed by Deborah Smith Gregory (NAACP President, Newark Branch) is comprised of many organizations who are working for the common goal of saving public education in Newark.

In preparation for the
March For Local Control you can begin the get the word out using social media and use the hashtags #March4LocalControl and #No2Cerf.

All March participants can pick up pins and signs at the Newark Teachers Union, 1019 Broad Street at 3:15PM on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Make plans to attend. Bring your spouse, the kids, a teacher, a parent, a friend. Wear
RED and spread the word.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MARCH FOR CONTROL FLYER...

 


NTU CONCERNS OVER ACHIEVE NJ
NTU met with NJDOE Commissioner Hespe and State Senator Theresa Ruiz earlier this week over concerns surrounding the AchieveNJ Evaluation Framework and the districts inconsistent application of the regulations.

Some schools got it right and others got it completely wrong. Commissioner Hespe & Senator Ruiz expressed varied degrees of concern over the member survey results NTU provided to them. We were also greatly concerned with the DOE statement in the press that they had not yet disaggregated the data for urban teachers of SpED and ELL.

For now, it is vital that NTU members:
Step 1: Document, document, document, any/all deficiency or misapplication of AcheiveNJ or Evaluation Framework.

Step 2: Contact the Peer Oversight Committee regarding inconsistencies at peeroversight@ntuaft.com.

Step 3: Contact the State NJDOE at: educatorevaluation@doe.state.nj.us or call directly 609-777-3788 if you still have questions or wish to file a report.

John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
For the NTU




 

Pension & Benefit ReformPENSION / BENEFIT REFORM:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

Click this link to find out!

 


Medical Certification...
If you are going to be absent five (5) or more consecutive days for an issue NOT COVERED by FMLA, you must fill out a Medical Certification form as per our contract.

The Medical Certification form can be obtained at the NTU Office or in your school Main Office. Unfortunately, the Medical Certification form not be downloaded digitally from our web site.

 

Health Benefits Waiver...
The NPS District has informed the NTU that eleigible employees, who waived their health insurance coverage as set forth in Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), will be paid on Friday, December 12, 2014.

 

Alert2RETIREMENT ALERT!
According to the NJ Division of Pensions & Benefits, there is a Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6) which outlines the necessary information, forms and time lines that are required from the individual retiring and the employer. Fact Sheet #6 covers 6-8 months before retirement through shortly after retirement. Fact sheet #6 also includes references to other fact sheets pertaining to retirement and related issues such as Purchasing Service Credit, Retirement Planning, Types of Retirement, Taxation of Benefit Distributions, Employment after Retirement, Health Benefits & Cobra Coverage and Life Insurance / Death Benefits.

Click here to download NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6).




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.

First BookOnce 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!


 

Alert2NTU MEMBERS WHO ARE EWP!
Download this link to help you locate currently available district positions by School and Title. C
all the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.


John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization

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ELC

FEDS FIND NEW JERSEY VIOLATED ESEA WAIVER BY NOT HELPING NEWARK SCHOOLS
Education Law Center
Newark, NJ 6-24-2015

Responding to a complaint filed by Education Law Center (ELC), the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has found the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) failed to comply with requirements of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver by not intervening to improve 28 low performing schools in Newark.

Read more. Click Here.

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2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE

We are happy to see the district has chosen to accommodate time for staff to attend the NJEA convention in Atlantic City.

As per many members’ requests, the NTU attempted to work with the district on changing Spring Break back to the week after Good Friday, but the district stands firm on their position, claiming they do not want to lose an instructional day in the middle of the school year.

It is important to remember that school calendars are not negotiable in New Jersey, but the NTU made every effort to try and make this change.

Click this link to download the 2015-2016 School Calendar.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE NTU PARCC SURVEY

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The NTU will continue to monitor how PARCC is being implemented in your school and across the district.

Please answer the brief 5 items PARCC survey above and click send. It will automatically email to Michael Maillaro at the NTU. This data will be important moving forward! Thank you!

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NJ AFL-CIO

Pension Web Campaign Is Live

Dear PEC Members:

The website to solicit members to write their pension system board secretaries is now live. This is a joint project of PEC unions and other allied unions.  Working together as a coalition, we will have the most success in moving forward.

You can visit www.njaflcio.org to participate in the pension campaign and to urge pension plan members to demand that the board of their fund sue on their behalf as well. The campaign is the first story on our website. 

The NJEA is a coalition partner in this campaign and has volunteered to host this web campaign through their website.

Please take a few minutes to forward this link to your membership and ask them to send a letter to their appropriate pension board. The legal language is provided for you. You simply provide the requested information.

Thank you for your participation and please contact us if you have questions.

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Charles Wowkanech President
Laurel Brennan Secretary-Treasurer

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.

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NTU ACTS?

NTU ACTS is the Newark Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff

NTU ACTS
NJ-Resources-2013

NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. 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: July 02, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO
JOHN ABEIGON AND MICHAEL IOVINO. BOTH CANDIDATES RAN AND WON ON THE “UNITED FOR CHANGE” SLATE. ABEIGON WAS ELECTED NTU PRESIDENT WHILE IOVINO WON THE SPOT FOR NTU SECRETARY-TREASURER.

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John Abeigon, NTU Pres.

Michael Iovino, NTU Sec-Treas

The following individuals mostly from the UFC slate were chosen by membership to fill the 29 Executive Board positions. They are in order of most votes received starting with the highest.

Justin Petino
Carlos M Rodriguez
Princess Hogue
Gina Maillaro
Jennifer Ramos
John Cunha
Juan Alvarez
Neil Thomas
Marisa Rodriguez
Kathleen Murphy Butler
Danielle Mastrogiovanni
Carmen Lopez Wolf
Kelly Scibilia
Alex R Jurgelevicius
Clarence L Jones, lll
Noor Alam
Jason Hopkins
Jerry Moore
Shaunice Adams Rowlette
Denard R Williams
Josephine Donnellan
Ronnie D Carney
Tennille Wasek
Bettie Williams
Fernando Serrado
Yvette Jordon
Nancy J Gianni
Kevin Arroyo
Vic Afonso

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

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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

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