Free Books for Kids This Summer! School is nearly out, and kids need books now more than ever. Many children from low-income communities have no books at home to keep them from falling behind over the summer. But you can change that, by applying for free books from the “Basking in Books” distribution!
First Book is distributing over 400,000 brand new books with over 200 titles for ages 0-18 through the Basking in Books distribution, and you can get in on the action today! Help make sure no child is left without books this summer...
First Book always has tons of great new books to give away, so we encourage you to apply for any and all the distributions you want. We also encourage you to apply as soon as you can, because demand is high. And don't be discouraged if you don't get books this time around, we make sure to get books to every program as often as we can!
Email -email@example.com or Call - (866) READ-NOW
THE 2013 SUMMER SCHOOL PAYROLL TIME REPORT SCHEDULE IS NOW AVAILABLE.
Click here to download Pay Dates and Kronos and Supplemental Time Reporting Schedules...
If you or any member have been adversely effected by NPS’s failure to notify, we strongly urge you to contact Northern New Jersey District Office
US Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Division, Joseph Petrecca, District Director, Phone: (908) 317-8611
Click this link to read all the details, updates, guidelines and what to do if you have a problem with FMLS.
Thinking About Retiring...click here to download the updated Request for Retirement / Resignation Form
EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY!
Be on the lookout for Principals who are trying to extend your school day! As per our contract, only the Superintendent can designate a school as Turnaround and also by our contract can only do this ten times a year.
For complete details about this development and how to handle it, click here...
CONGRATULATIONS TO CAROL GRAVES 2013 NTU HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE!
We want to thank all our members, NTU staff, Building Reps and Executive Board members who attended and/or supported our 15th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner. Congratulations again to Carol Graves NTU president from 1968 to 1995 and the 18 scholarship winners.
Joseph DelGrosso, President & John Abeigon, Dir. of Org.
PIED PIPER SAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY...We are beginning
to read more about some of the higher salary folks brought in by Newark's Superintendent Cami Anderson. For example, Tiffany Hardrick brings in $175k as an NPS Asst Superintendent. Did Ms. Hardrick disclose that only a few months ago she was being investigated for ethics violations from her previous job in New Orleans?
Click here to read the entire breaking news report investigation click here.
THINKING OF RETIRING? WANT TO GET A JUMP START! CREATE YOUR “MY NEW JERSEY ACCOUNT” QUICKLY AND VIEW “RETIREMENT MADE EASY”.
Step by step guidelines to prepare for retirement... Click here for both.
NEWARK BOARD VOTES ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ IN SCHOOLS’ CHIEF CAMI ANDERSON-NJ Spotlight, John Mooney
“Action adds to strife in district already in turmoil over state control, sweeping layoffs and severe spending cuts”
President Del Grosso cheered the Board's action last night and that his members may consider a “no confidence” vote as well.
Last night the Newark Advisory Board declared itself
the “Newark Board of Education”. They unanimously declared as well an unprecedented “Vote of No Confidence in Cami Anderson and declared her leadership to be AWOL.
Click here to read entire NJ Spotlight article...
Click here to read related PolitickerNJ article...
Congratulations to Kaileema Sanders
from Ivy Hill School (West Ward winner) and Maria Louvado from First Avenue School (North Ward winner) for 2013 Bulletin Board Contest. Click here for photos.
State testing of Newark’s elementary students will commence shortly. During the past year, schools in Newark, as well as certain staff, have been interviewed and investigated by the State Department of Education in respect to alleged testing irregularities and alleged test breaches. To read President Del Grosso’s entire letter, click here.
NTU PEER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
NTU members can now pass along any concerns, issues and suggestions regarding Peer Oversight.
The NTU has created an email address for members to address Peer Oversight in a confidential, secure format. Please send your emails to the NTU Peer Oversight Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPS SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES Summer Programs 2013 General click here... Instructional click here...
Non-Instructional click here...
LEAVE OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY AND PURCHASING MBOS SERVICE CREDIT...
Members of the PERS & TPAF are eligible to purchase all or any portion of service credit for official leaves of absence, including FMLA & NJFLA, without pay. The amount of time eligible for purchase also depends on what "type" of leave was taken. CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS
All purchase requests must be submitted to the Division of Pensions and Benefits using the Purchase Application program of the Member Benefits On-line System (MBOS). Information about MBOS and the on-line Purchase Application can be found in the MBOS Users’ Guide.
CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS
Working Families United:
WHAT: Daily; Paid door-to-door canvassing opportunity for the Working Families United for New Jersey
RATE OF PAY: DAILY rate of $50.00 per shift. Each shift is one day from 2pm until approximately 7pm.
WHEN: 12PM Monday, March 11th FIRST CANVASS TRAINING
WHERE: Newark Teachers Union, 1019 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
NOTE: If you are interested but can't make the first training for canvasses, we will take and train people daily until all our shifts are filled.
For more information or if you have any questions please contact Lamar Dandy at 717-978-0466.
PROPOSED SPECIAL ED CODE CHANGES
-To Download the Power Point Presentation for Proposed Special Education changes, click here...
-To Download the Proposed Special Education Code changes in its entirety, click here...
-To Download related article regarding Tensions Between Parents & Administration & proposed code changes, click here...
Updated Salary Inquiry Form - Click Here...
ELECTION TO WORK AGREEMENTS UPDATE...
It has been brought to NTU’s attention that at some of the renew schools designated for 2012-2013, a Draft Election to Work Agreement is being circulated among staff. It is important to know these EWA’s are ONLY DRAFTS! As per our contract, Election to Work Agreements can only be disseminated by NPS after consultation with NTU. We were not consulted on any of these Election to Work Agreements.
The NTU intends to grieve any violation of the new contract. This includes any Newark school's attempt to create an illegitimate Election to Work Agreement and any attempt to immediately and unilaterally change the conditions of these schools. In Solidarity, John Abeigon, NTU Dir. of Organizatio
TO SCHEDULE A SCHOOL BUILDING MEETING,
REACH OUT TO...
Vinnie Gaglione at 914-462-3712 or email
PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT FUND UPDATES...
The NTU PIF committee submitted a proposal to NPS allowing NTU members to enroll in on-line professional development courses. The proposal was supported by NPS. In addition, one (1) professional improvement fund reimbursement of $400 is allowed per year. For current PIF forms, guidelines & approved on-line vendors click this link to download. For any additional questions, please email Justin Petino NTU VP & PIF Chairperson at email@example.com.