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What is the difference between a IPDP and a CAP?

Under NJ code, teachers must complete 20 hours of Professional Development each year.  Your IPDP (Individual Professional Development Plan) describes how you will reach those 20 hours, and what goals you are working towards meeting through your professional development.

Under TeachNJ, any teacher that has received an ineffective or partially effective on their end of the year evaluation would be required to create a CAP (Corrective Action Plan).  In additional to the requirements of a traditional IPDP, a CAP should lay out what improvements the


By May 15, you should receive either a non-reoffering letter or a contract in the mail for the 2018-2019 school year from the Newark Public Schools.


If you are a non-tenured teacher who received a letter of non-reoffering, you need to reach out to the Newark Teachers Union immediately!  Email and he will discuss your case with you.



  • Click this link:CAUSE/HEARING REQUEST to Request the Causes for non-reoffering and your Donaldson Hearing 
  • Print the letter and send it in certified

Attached is information on NTU’s Child Abuse Neglect Prevention and Protection Program.  Please review this document!  It could save your career!  We have been seeing a large number of DYFS cases every week.



I’ve gotten some questions about Mid-Year Evaluations, so I am resending this info we’ve sent out in the past

1) Mid-Year Evaluations - As per state law and district policy, only teachers on Corrective Action Plans are required to have Mid-Year Evaluations done.   These Mid-Year Evaluations should be done:

·       Before February 15 (if CAP in place before September 15), or

·       Before summative conference (if CAP in place after September 15).”

Even though Mid-Years are ONLY required for CAP teachers, they may be done on all teachers.  The district recommends, “The mid-year review


- What time does it run until?

Parent Conferences runs no later than 7 PM.

- Who has to attend?  

All instructional staff  - administrators, teachers, tutors, guidance counselors, Social Workers, nurses, parent liasions and child study team members

- Who does not have to attend?

Teacher aides, one-on-one aides, and clerks,

- What do we do about dinner?

Principals are to make provision for light refreshments, spending no more than $5.00 per staff member from the school's SLC allocation

-When is the food supposed to arrive?

Between 4:15 and 5:00 PM  Schedules should be organized so that each staff member


Get ready for back to school with this hand-picked collection of free lesson plans and classroom activities perfect for the first days back.

Here is just a sampling of fresh ideas from Share My Lesson that are sure to help you prepare with ease:

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We are hoping to make your life a bit easier with our updated, ever-popular Teacher Toolkits. In each toolkit, you'll find direct links to the Common Core State Standards for both math and ELA by grade, and you'll find our favorite resources for each subject. 

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Important Phone Numbers and Addresses


Newark Teachers Union
1019 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102



Fax: 973-643-8435

Newark Board of Education Employee Credit Union
195 Norman Rd

Newark, NJ 07106


Fax: 973-375-1238

Healthcare Support Associates (Employee Assistance Program)  

Fax: 215-659-9026


AESOP (formerly Subfiner)
Phone: 1-800-942-3767

Reset Password: 973-733-7333

Newark Board of Education
765 Broad Street

Newark, NJ


Starting in January 2022, the district announced two changes to our benefits.

Self-Insured: As you may have noticed on your benefits cards, while the district will still be using Aetna to administer our health benefits, they have moved from a “Fully Insured” to a “Self-Insured” program. What does this mean exactly? With a fully-insured health plan, the employer pays a premium to a health insurance company. In return, the insurance company covers the costs of the employees’ healthcare. With a fully-insured plan, there is no additional risk to the employer. In a self-insured plan, the employer