WHY HAVEN'T YOU SAID NO!
Is it important that we stand united against Cami’s failed Renew / Turnaround School Program. Last year, 25% of the staff at Renew Schools did not sign EWA’s, and suffered no consequences. This year, about 50% of the staff at Renew Schools said they would not sign. The NTU believes in staff-driven reform. Cami’s Turnaround Schools has been an absolute failure and supporting a failed program is in
no one's best interest.
- Miller Street said “NO! We will not sign!”
-Shabazz HS said “NO! We will not sign!”
- East Side said “NO! We will not sign!”
- Elliott said “NO! We will not sign!”
- Speedway said “NO! We will not sign!”
- West Side, Early College, and Newark CTE said, “NO! We will not sign!”
- Central HS said “NO! We will not sign!”
- Ivy Hill said “NO! We will not sign!”
- Weequahic HS said “NO! We will not sign!”
Why haven’t you said NO?
SHE CAN’T TURN EVERYONE INTO EMPLOYEES WITHOUT PLACEMENT!
NTU WEEKLY UPDATE
We put together a one page sheet that you can download and print out. It is a more workable, informative format which can be easily posted on your Bulletin Boards. It will answer some of the issues we have been dealing with the last few weeks.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOW.
RENEW / TURNAROUND / NEW SCHOOL SURVEY
If you worked in a Renew/Turnaround/New School during the 2014-2015 school year, we ask that you complete the survey which will take only a minute of your time. This is vital data as we look towards future contract negotiations with NPS in regards to Renew schools. Click this link to complete the survey.
PENSION / BENEFIT REFORM:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
Click this link to find out!
If you are going to be absent five (5) or more consecutive days for an issue NOT COVERED by FMLA, you must fill out a Medical Certification form as per our contract.
The Medical Certification form can be obtained at the NTU Office or in your school Main Office. Unfortunately, the Medical Certification form not be downloaded digitally from our web site.
Health Benefits Waiver...
The NPS District has informed the NTU that eleigible employees, who waived their health insurance coverage as set forth in Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), will be paid on Friday, December 12, 2014.
According to the NJ Division of Pensions & Benefits, there is a Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6) which outlines the necessary information, forms and time lines that are required from the individual retiring and the employer. Fact Sheet #6 covers 6-8 months before retirement through shortly after retirement. Fact sheet #6 also includes references to other fact sheets pertaining to retirement and related issues such as Purchasing Service Credit, Retirement Planning, Types of Retirement, Taxation of Benefit Distributions, Employment after Retirement, Health Benefits & Cobra Coverage and Life Insurance / Death Benefits.
Click here to download NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Retirement Checklist (Fact Sheet #6).
NTU CLASS SIZE & SUPPLY SURVEY
The NTU continues to receive violations about class sizes and class supplies. Click this link to fill out the official NTU Class size & Supply Survey. We will be using the collected information to report out to the Newark Public Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education.
Once again the NTU will be actively involved with the First Book program for our students and teachers during the 2014-2015 school year. Remember to receive books for your students, you must REGISTER. Click here to Register now!
PREP PERIOD UPDATES & FORM
To read more, click here to download the latest update and guidelines for Prep Periods.
NTU MEMBERS WHO ARE EWP!
Download this link to help you locate currently available district positions by School and Title. Call the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.
John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization
ALL MEMBERS WHO ARE ON EWP
The next to last paragraph in the letter sent to you by Vanessa Rodriguez is incorrect. It states that unless you find a placement, you may be assigned to a role or multiple roles throughout the school year in order to best serve the needs of students. That is completely wrong.
You are not required to work in any role that IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR AREA OF CERTIFICATION. You are especially NOT to cover for laid off aides, clerks or counselors. Nor are you to emergency-sub for substitutes longer then for a day or two. By taking on these roles, you are aiding and abetting the NPS and opening yourself up to liability issues.
Feel free to call the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.
John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization