1) NJEA Convention - Newark's schools are closed for ten month school staff on November 7 and 8. You do not need to go the convention. You do not need to bring back proof. SCHOOL IS CLOSED! Central office is open these days.
2) Health Benefits Open Enrollment - Several members have reached out to us asking how to get more information on the different benefit plans available during Open Enrollment. While we do have a lot of resources available on our website, the district is still preparing a contribution calculator with the changes reflecting the 10/15 plan. NBOE's Benefits Portal will be
On October 2, NBOE announced a huge posiitve change about our benefits!
We recently have conducted follow-up negotiations with Aetna and have secured the following on your behalf:
$10 copay for Primary Care Physician (PCP) visit
$15 copay for Specialist Visit
Both copays were $20 and this will no longer be the case beginning on January 1, 2020. Employees currently enrolled in Aetna PPO 20/20 will automatically be cross-walked to the new Aetna PPO 10/15 copay plan.
1) Credit where credit is due: Before we start, we do think it is important to thank Superintendent Roger León and the NBOE staff. This is by far the fastest we have ever seen staff get their salary increases, increments, cost of
1) Contract Update: We are proud to be starting this school year off with a newly ratified contract! 94% of the NTU members who came out to vote and the full Newark Board of Education approved this contract. Our voting process is based on the percentage of members who vote, not on a majority of the membership. Take a look at your town, state, and national elections. Winning is determined by a majority of the actual voters, not the number of eligible residents.
Now the focus is on implementing this contract. We are currently working with NBOE to find out