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IMPORTANT UPDATES

TAKE ACTION:  Join the 30,000 (and counting) members who have submitted a letter urging a lawsuit to fund the pension.  Click here and complete the form…it takes 30 seconds!

SAVE THE DATE:  Join our colleagues in Belleville at a rally on June 23.  For more information click here or go to Belleville United on Facebook.

EAP Survey:  Members, please fill out this survey concerning our work load and other working conditions issues.

Evaluation Update:  The NJ Department of Education issued a memo in November that advised district administrators how to compute summative evaluation scores.  NJEA distilled that information into a shorter version.  Click to read the Evaluation Summative Scoring Ratings memo.  There are links on that page to the full memo from the NJDOE.  Please note that the summative score required for an effective rating is 2.65.  Ask your building representatives for more detailed information.  Not sure if  SGP scores apply to you?  Check this memo from the NJDOE.  For more information, including resources to help you respond to your supervisor, visit our Evaluation page.

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.

New PD requirements, including that teachers must complete 20 hours per year, are in effect for the 2013-2014 school year.  Read more in this memo from the NJ DOE.

Get an estimate  of your health benefits contribution.  Paying this amount is a result of the June 2011 passage of Public Law Chapter 78.  Use to compare to your paycheck in September (most EAP members are in year 2 of the health benefits contribution.)  Note:  This may not work for Safari and Chrome users.  For 2014 rates click here.

Get a quote for a car insurance policy from California Casualty.  EAP members have saved using this company.  Contact afayerman@calcas.com 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

Check out this video featuring School # 11 and their breakfast program:  http://bcove.me/3bixkcm6

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.

USE DISCRETION IN POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA and in all your electronic communications.  Ask your Senior Rep for a copy of the Passaic BOE policy.



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    On July 10, the Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) Board of Trustees voted to seek outside counsel to advise them in the increasingly complex legal environment surrounding pension funding. In reversing a June 5 vote not to seek outside counsel, the TPAF Board now joins two other pension boards in seeking legal advice to assist in determining their fidu […]

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