What's at stake for members and their families? Working families deserve effective representation in government. The first step is to elect people who will stand up for what's right. NTU COPE works to support candidates for local, state and national office who will fight for such important issues as:
We are pleased to announced that the Newark Public Schools has decided to respect your legal rights and will be closed on Election Day. NPS sent out the below letter this afternoon. I will note there is quite a bit of mislead information in the below email.
1) At that time, NTU leadership raised no concerns regarding Election Day not being observed as a holiday this year.
We received the following notice from Joe Amabile, a Newark Teacher and Treasurer of AFT-NJ, and felt it was important to share:
IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn of Fake Tax Bill Emails
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.
1) DYFS Update – Recently, an arbitrator put out a pretty shocking decision regarding a teacher allegedly bullying students. Definitely something you should read and take to heart when dealing with students.
2) NPS Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM
Elliott Street School
To All Newark Teachers, Aides and Clerks:
Please insure that you keep a copy of every observation and annual evaluation that you receive. There is no guarantee that copies of your observations and evaluations will make it into your personnel file at 2 Cedar Street or not be deleted from Bloomboard. Please always check Bloomboard to insure that the district’s records conform to observations and annual evaluations you have in your possession.
On Monday, the state Assembly Education Committee approved a bill to reduce the impact of standardized testing on teacher evaluations.
You must call and write your assemblymen to support Assembly Bill A4122! Tell you friends and family throughout the state to add their voices to ours.
On Monday, September 26, 2016, we will be having a membership meeting at the Newark Teachers Union from 4 PM to 5:30 PM to discuss our upcoming “Respect the Contract” Job Actions. All are welcome (especially staff at schools without Building Reps) to come talk to the Negotiations Team about the current state of contract negotiations and why the upcoming job action will be so important.
Monday, September 26, 2016
4 pm to 5:30 PM