1) School Start Date - The school year for staff at non-Turnaround schools starts Monday, August 28. This was an unilateral decision made by the district, and unfortunately, the law is pretty clear that is their right. Start dates are NON-NEGOTIABLE under NJ state law. We have spoken to the district numerous times about the hardship this creates for many of our members, especially with the district’s late notice, but it has fallen on deaf ears.
Also remember that August 31 and September 5 are the day before and after a holiday, respectively. If a member is absent those days, he/she would not be paid for the holiday unless he/she takes a personal day, as per our contract. Sick days can only be used on those days if they are part of an extended or short-term medical leave.
2) FMLA for new year – Important, because of the district’s change to the school calendar, make sure that any renewed or NEW Family Medical Leave forms for your own illness or to take care of a family members’ illness have the correct start date of August 28, 2017.
3) NTU Education Resource Center - NTU's Education Resource Center will be re-opening on August 14!
August 14-25th - 9 AM – 2 PM Monday to Thursdays
Regular Hours (September to June)
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
3:30 PM – 7:39 PM (Wednesdays)
4) Seton Hall Informational Meetings - Seton Hall University will be holding Open House/Information Sessions for their next Executive M.A. & Ed.S Degree Program in Education Leadership, Management, and Policy on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM and Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the NTU Offices at 1019 Broad Street, Newark.