Are you being inundated with "unmandated" mandates that make it impossible to do your job? We will be working closely with NPS over the next few weeks to lighten the load and enable you to get back to focusing on your students' needs, not just data management.
Please review the attached documentation and notify your rep immediately.
Each day, numerous violations occur in our schools negatively impacting staff and students. These include fire code violations, violations in Special Education requirements and Early Childhood regulations, violations of the Teach NJ Act, and health and safety issues.
The thrust of Phase II will be to hold the district accountable for every single one of these violations.
You can use the links below to file complaints related to these specific areas. All of these complaints can be done anonymously. Please fill out the requested information on the forms, and we will ensure that the
ARE YOU LOSING YOUR PREPS??? Are they having a “lack of sub emergency” every day? Are you NOT getting paid for your coverage? Start Respecting the Contract.
CLASS COVERAGE COMPENSATION (p.25)
“In case of emergency, which shall include an unavailability of sufficient per diem substitutes on a particular day, teachers in school, elementary, secondary, or special, shall be permitted during their preparation periods, if they so elect to volunteer, to substitute for an absent teacher. Any teacher performing such duties shall be compensated on the basis of one-fifth (1/5th) of the per diem substitute
Prep Periods are NOT free periods...they are periods where you, as a teacher, prepare your lessons, or for your lessons, meet with principal or his/her designee, meet with parents, or students, or other teachers (PLCs).
You need this VALUABLE time to review and prepare so you can continue to be an effective teacher.
ARE YOU LOSING YOUR PREPS??? If you have been compelled to COVER CLASSES, or LOSE PREPS for ANY reason, please complete this IMPORTANT form so the NTU can assist you in recovering your CONTRACTUALLY PROTECTED TIME
Teachers will continue to provide instruction and other supports to students. However, teachers, aides, clerks and other education workers will:
NOT perform the duties of a report card administrator [eg: merging, printing reports etc] (with the exception of clerks assigned this duty);
NOT perform the duties of a “computer repairman.” The district got rid of Technology Coordinators; if they need those services, they need to bring them back. They were trained; you were not and will be held responsible for damage. Let them call a technician!
NOT being used as “Coverage” outside of the confines