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.

Fake Tax Bill Scam warning

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.

NTU Update - September 22, 2016


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

Important evaluation reminder

 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.

Membership Meeting, Monday September 26, 2016


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.

Membership Meeting

Monday, September 26, 2016

4 pm to 5:30 PM