Welcome Back Letter
Click below for a welcome back message and an important negotiations update.
Letter from the President
Please read the letter from Robin regarding the 2018-2019 school year.
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2018 NEA-RA Minneapolis, MN
June 30 – July 5
EAP members were busy discussing and debating issues throughout the NEA-RA. The recurring themes of this year’s RA were social justice platforms, honoring outstanding educators, and the #RedforEd movement. To read a recap of the week’s events visit NEA Today RA Recap.
EAP members came out in force to donate blood on June 20. Members gave a pint in honor of one of our own, Preschool Teacher Natalie Rodriguez. Thanks to all who donated!
The EAP wishes Natalie a quick recovery and hopes sends our love and support her way.
Passaic African American Heritage Parade & Festival
June 16, 2018
EAP Members and the EAP Pride Committee show their support at the African American Heritage Parade and Festival. The EAP Pride committee gave out books to the children attending, snacks and goodies, interacted with members of the community, and supported our student musicians!
National Gun Violence Awareness Day Rally
June 2, 2018
EAP members along with legislators rally to end gun violence!
Passaic Educator of the Year Award Recipients
Congratulations to our members!
(1st row) Laurie Lin-Jenkins, Diane Ceccacci, Tasha Abbey, Noreen Zak
(2nd row) Marigina Sadek, Michael Harmon, Ileana Gioffre, Bridget McEwan, Kevin Place, Natasha Davis, Zuleica T. Rosario, Yolanda Ortiz, Louis Stamat
Mackenzie Miller (not pictured)
The EAP thanks you for your hard work and dedication on behalf of our students!
EAP Election Results
Click here to see the results from the 2018 EAP election.
Paterson EA Contract Rally – March 28
EAP Working through the Weekend
NJEA Winter Leadership Conference North – March 2-3, 2018
Negotiations Committee Meeting – February 12
Members Honored for Preschool Videos
EAP Unity T-shirt Day – January 29
NJEA comes to MLK School #6 for World Cafe!!
Educators Will Not Be Silenced
Deyshia Hargrave is a middle school teacher and a tremendous advocate for her students and for educators. She was taken from a school board meeting in handcuffs last week after questioning a raise given to the Vermilion Parish Schools Superintendent, despite years of stagnant wages for educators that have made it difficult to retain the educators Vermilion students deserve.
Here is the link to action that the Louisiana Association of Educators has up.
Please share https://actionnetwork.org/forms/educators-will-not-be-silenced . The video statement by Deyshia is a powerful message.
To see the full 12 minute video of the discussion leading up to, and including, the arrest of Deyshia Hargrove: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sg8lY-leE8
New York Times report: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/teacher-arrested-louisiana.html
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UPDATE-Urban Hope Act on hold…for now! It is expected to be reintroduced when Governor-elect Phil Murphy takes office. You can still TAKE ACTION below.
Happy New Year! 2018 is starting off with really poor proposed legislation on the rise in Trenton!
The proposed senate bill S-3309, the Urban Hope Act, which targets Camden public schools and is not “hope” for any urban district, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Budget Committee tomorrow, Thursday, January 4th. NJEA opposes this legislation and needs you to TAKE ACTION!!!
Please click on the link below to learn more and to let your state senator know that you as an educator (and an urban educator), oppose this proposed legislation!
Are you new to the district? Please click on the “New Members” tab above to get access to important information.
The next Representative Council meeting for the 2017-2018 school year will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at LMS beginning at 6:30 pm
Do you want to buy a home in Passaic? Check out the Teacher Next Door Program.
Attention Coaches: The Thomas R. Brown Athletic Grant from California Casualty is available for school sports programs.
Get a quote for a car insurance policy from California Casualty. EAP members have saved money on their insurance premiums using this company. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are considering retirement, you are entitled to a consultation with NJEA. For more information, call the NJEA UNISERV office (Region 27) at 973-694-0154.
Mentoring Information: New teachers please note: you are responsible for the fee $550 if you hold provisional certification; $1000 if you are pursuing alternate route certification. For more information read this bulletin from the NJDOE about your obligations as a new teacher. Also, check out this information from NJEA.
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