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NTU Update - December 15, 2017


1) NPS Central Office Relocation - NPS sent out this information, and we wanted you to be aware of it:

As you know, the Central Office of the Newark Public Schools is moving. 

The overall move will be complete by the time the district returns from winter recess on 01/02/18. Until that time we are providing information to assist you in finding the right department during this transition period. A few key things to note: 

·  The Talent Office (servicing all HR needs) and the Contact Center will be closed this coming Monday on 12/18 while they move into the new space at 765 Broad Street. (These offices will also close at 2pm on 12/15 to accommodate the move. Payroll will remain open on 12/15 until  5pm as usual).

·  To determine where any department is located between now and 1/02 – please reference our move web page at:

·  In addition, if you will be visiting the new building at 765 Broad Street for the first time, please note that the entrance is actually on Bank Street, around the corner from the listed address. Please report to the lobby of the building that the department is listed in and speak with a security guard who will direct you to the appropriate office. Discounted parking will remain available at the Military Park garage.

2) AFT Member on State Board of Education - Our election efforts have begun to pay off by virtue of an AFT member being confirmed to the State Board of Education. Elaine Bobgrove has been our friend and fellow union activist for decades. She will be a board member who well understands what the state takeover has truly been about and will listen and act on our concerns. Congratulations to Elaine!

3) December Pay Checks: Payroll Reminder! December is a three pay-check month. For full time ten month employees, you will be paid on December 1 (covering 11/20 to 12/01), December 15 (covering 12/04 to 12/15), and December 21 (covering 12/18 to 12/29).  The first paycheck in January will be January 12, 2018.

In order to get paid for the full Winter Break, if you are going to be absent on December 21 or January 2, you must take a personal day. The only way you can use a sick day for those days is if it is part of an approved medical leave.

4) Coverage Survey: As with everything involving the Newark Public Schools, we need data!

During the flu season and in the middle of holiday preparation, there are a lot of staff who may not be in school. If this is happening at your school, please answer these questions.

This survey is anonymous. We will not share identifying information with the district or your administrators.

5) NTU Ed Resource Center will be closed from December 18 until January 2, 2018.

6) NTUniversity: NTUniversity's first two workshops were a great success, and we have received a lot of requests to do additional sessions. We will have that information out to you in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in presenting a future workshop to your fellow NTU members, please review the following requirements and draft a submission. All presenters will be given a stipend of $50.00/session.

In Solidarity,

John M. Abeigon
President & Director of Organization

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

Mike Maillaro
Director of Research & Communication

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

Michael R. Iovino

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO