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 4thNJEA 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 

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

PPS Teacher Evaluation Overview 2016-2017

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 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.

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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