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NTU Retiree Trip
October 13-16, 2014
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NTU Retiree Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
NTU Building, 1019 Broad St.
From 9:30am until 11:30am
Parking available behind NTU
Topic: Identity Theft and Fraud
retirees@ntuaft.com

Child Study Team Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
NTU Building, 1019 Broad St.
From 4PM until 5:30PM
Parking available behind NTU
Contact: Princess Hogue
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New Teacher Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
NTU Building, 1019 Broad St.
1st floor conference Room
Contact Venetta Smith at vsmith@ntuaft.com or by phone 973-643-8430
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NJEA 2014 ConventionMany NTU members have expressed an interest in attending the 2014 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City.

First, you must complete a single page notification of attendance which has been reviewed by PERC. The completed single page would suffice as an application for permission to attend the convention which according to PERC can not be denied by the Superintendent.

Second, the admission price has changed for the 2014 Convention. Paid admission is for both days of the Convention (November 6 & 7). Access to the exhibit floor is now $50 and admission for full access is $150.  Both credentials will also provide a Certificate of Attendance for the two day Convention.

Click here to purchase tickets, view detailed information and frequently asked questions about the upcoming Conference. Phone contact number also provided.

Click here to download, complete and return the single page 2014 NJEA Convention application for permission to attend...
 

NTU 2014-15 Calendar Books
will be in the next NTU mailing home to membership. Check your mailboxes soon...
 

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.
 

CST MEETING AT NTU BUILDING
Princess Hogue, Special Ed Building Rep will host an important meeting for all Child Study Team members. The meeting is scheduled at the NTU building, 1019 Broad Street from 4PM until 5:30PM. Parking is available behing NTU.

The Agenda will include CST Responsibilities (Past/Present), CST’s IPDP’s, Evaluation Rubic, Service Delivery Timelines and 2014/2015 Professional Development.
 

First BookOnce 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.
 

2014 NTU ERC COUPON
All NTU Members: Come to NTU ‘s Educational Resource Center (ERC) located on the 4th floor at 1019 Broad Street, Newark, NJ. directly across from Symphony Hall. Secure and easy access NTU parking is available behind our offices.

Come to our professionally staffed center and network with your coworkers. You can use your free $6 coupon starting Monday, August 18, 2014. The coupon expires Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Summer hours are from 9am until 2pm Monday through Friday.

Regular school hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Extended hours are available on Wednesday from 3:30pm until 7:30pm.

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Johanna S. Rios, Coordinator
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Alert2NTU RETIRED EMPLOYEES ALERT!!!Dear Members: “...There is no denying the fact that New Jersey retired public employees and currently employed are being attacked by forces hell bent on destroying a pension system that has served New Jersey residents and public employees since 1922 and for teachers since 1919. Mr. Christie is spending the summer kicking sand in the face of all NJ retirees and those still employed by trying to sell yet another pension reform package...” To read the entire story click here.

Now is the time to stand up to the Governor, his handlers and financial backers. You can do this by joining NJRPEO. Help us continue to build an organization that can stop the attacks on public employees and save your pension. To join is free and easy! All are welcome whether you currently live in or out of New Jersey.

Email and leave the message “add me to the list” Within days, NJRPEO will share with you the full details of the draft bill entitled, “Independent Pension Systems Actuarial Assumptions Act.”

NTU Organization Update
Union Brothers and Sisters: It has been a very busy summer and the NTU Organization has been effective and persistent in providing representative services to our members. Eugene Liss the NTU legal Counsel has been instrumental in successfully litigating tenure cases. We have also been involved and working very closely with the Education Law Center and Newark Community Groups in fighting the OneNewark Plan. The list goes on and includes filing PERC charges, Peer Oversight Committee appeals, tenure rights, state evaluation process and pay owed members.

Please read and share this NJSPOTLIGHT article for which we modestly take credit...”the last thing we want is a teacher’s status affected by a district that doesn’t want to carry this out appropriately....”

John Abeigon, Director NTU Organization


Alert2NTU MEMBERS WHO ARE EWP!
Download this link to help you locate currently available district positions by School and Title. C
all the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.


John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization

 

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TO DOWNLOAD THE 2014-2015 NPS SCHOOL CALENDAR CLICK HERE...
 

Alert2ALL 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


NJ-Resources-2013NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE...

 

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SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 AT LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER-NORTH, 7 GLENWOOD AVE., EAST ORANGE, NJ FROM 5 TO 7PM

Princess Hogue
NTU Sp Ed Specialist & Task Force appointee

Dear Colleagues,

The New Jersey Task Force on Improving Special Education for Public School Students was established by the Legislature to study issues associated with improving the funding, delivery and effectiveness of special education programs and services for public school students. The Task Force will be conducting meetings throughout the state to hear public testimony on October 16, 23, 27 and 29, 2014, to gather information for its report to the Governor and Legislature.

Upcoming regional meetings will be held at:
Learning Resource Center-North 7 Glenwood Ave.,
East Orange, New Jersey, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the building.
Bleshman Regional Day School, 333 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, New Jersey, on Monday, October 27, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Learning Resource Ctr-Central, 200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, New Jersey, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference room on the first floor of the building.

Free parking is available at all locations. Directions and parking information are available online for the Learning Resource Centers and for the Bergen County session in Paramus.

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NJ AFL-CIO

Pension Web Campaign Is Live

Dear PEC Members:

The website to solicit members to write their pension system board secretaries is now live. This is a joint project of PEC unions and other allied unions.  Working together as a coalition, we will have the most success in moving forward.

You can visit www.njaflcio.org to participate in the pension campaign and to urge pension plan members to demand that the board of their fund sue on their behalf as well. The campaign is the first story on our website. 

The NJEA is a coalition partner in this campaign and has volunteered to host this web campaign through their website.

Please take a few minutes to forward this link to your membership and ask them to send a letter to their appropriate pension board. The legal language is provided for you. You simply provide the requested information.

Thank you for your participation and please contact us if you have questions.

NJ AFL-CIO iconIn Solidarity,

Charles Wowkanech President
Laurel Brennan Secretary-Treasurer

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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 peeroversight@ntuaft.com.

NTU ACTS

What is
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NTU ACTS is the Newark Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff

Guidelines for Performing Observations on Teachers Returning From Extended Leave... Click here to Download NJDOE AcheiveNJ Guidelines for performing observations on teachers returning from extended leaves (FMLA, Maternity, etc). Please feel free to reach out to NJDOE Office of Evaluation for implementation guidance on evaluations and AcheiveNJ.

John Abeigon, NTU Director of Organiztion

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Newark Teachers Union and while we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations of any kind about the completeness, accuracy and reliability, with respect to the website or the information.

Last updated: October 17, 2014

President’s Column

Joseph DelGrosso, NTU Presidentntu_logo_j

 


Joseph Del Grosso


September 8, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
 
During the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, public education continues to be under attack from many directions.  At times, it is hard to be optimistic about the future of the Newark Public Schools, but over the last few years, I have seen many things that make me hopeful for the future and proud to be the President of the Newark Teachers Union.
 
Last year, hundreds of members participated in our “Fight Back Friday” campaign to help inform the community of Newark about the problems we face & potential solutions. The community has become stronger than ever in advocating for themselves and public education, and we are glad for the part we played in this. We will continue to work with the community and the membership to educate and inform all stakeholders, including administrators, parents, students, the media, and legislators.

The NTU Organization has been effective and persistent in providing representative services to our members. Eugene Liss the NTU legal Counsel has been instrumental in successfully litigating tenure cases. We have also been involved and working very closely with the Education Law Center and Newark Community Groups in fighting the OneNewark Plan. The list goes on and includes filing PERC charges, Peer Oversight appeals, tenure rights, state evaluation process and pay owed members.
 
We will continue to face many personal & professional challenges in the foreseeable future, but as long as we stand in solidarity, those challenges will create the motivation and capacity to solve them.

In Solidarity,

Joseph Del Grosso
President
ntupres@ntuaft.com

John M. Abeigon
Director of Organization
jabeigon@ntuaft.com

Michael F. Dixon
Secretary-Treasurer
mdixon@ntuaft.com

Michael Maillaro
Editor
mmaillaro@ntuaft.com

NTU 973-643-8430

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AFT New Jersey consists of four New Jersey American Federation of Teachers representative units. They are: Council of New Jersey State College Locals (CNJSCL), Health Professional and Allied Professions (HPAE), and the New Jersey State Federation of Teachers(NJSFT). AFT-NJ represents the interests of its constituent organizations and the American Federation of Teachers in New Jersey and at the National level.

Prevent child abuse.  For additional information on Child Abuse or to receive more leaflets to distribute to students call 1-800-CHILDREN.

"My Promise for Prevention" leaflet - PDF version

"My Promise for Prevention" leaflet - Graphic version

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.
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