Presented by:
David Nash and Charles Stein
September 19, 2014
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NJPSA and FEA Retreat
Identified need to have a more focused,
robust role for NJPSA Council that allowed for
ongoing dialogue on critical and emerging
issues
Identified need to open new avenues to
maximize NJPSA member involvement in
addition to serving on Council and
committees
Revised Constitution and Bylaws adopted
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Simplified and streamlined Council structure with
goal of promoting diverse membership
involvement
Each county now has from 2 to 6 representatives,
depending on membership
Currently have approximately 70 Council seats
filled
Openings on Council – Lack of county
organizations - Gloucester Elem/MS and
Secondary, Hudson Principals, Passaic Elem (1)
and Passaic Secondary, Union Elementary/M.S.
◦ Provide feedback and guidance in the
development of NJPSA positions on education
policy;
◦ Identify current and emerging issues in the field
that directly impact school leaders; and
◦ Serve as a resource for promoting NJPSA member
participation in regional meetings.
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Examples – Common Core, PARCC,
identifying issues for meeting with Senate
President Sweeney
Feedback is critical in developing NJPSA
positions, and advocating for your interests
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Examples – Impact of salary cap on
superintendents, the latest on collective
bargaining, challenges in implementing HIB law
How can Council members do this?
◦ By sharing information at Council meeting AND
throughout the year
◦ By reaching out to NJPSA when you or your colleagues
face challenges contact Jennifer Keyes-Maloney at
[email protected]
◦ By promoting attendance at Regional Meetings
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NJPSA will proactively reach out to Council
members between meetings to seek input on the
latest issues from the field
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NJPSA will have 2 meetings in each region of
the State in the Spring and Fall of each year
Council members have a key role in
encouraging members to attend these
meetings
How to Maximize Involvement?
◦ NJPSA has provided email lists of members to each
county president
◦ County president and Council members working
together could personally reach out to members to
encourage attendance
Join Us for a Regional Membership Meeting and get a full update from our
government relations and legal teams.
NJPSA will hold a series of regional membership meetings in six regions throughout the state to provide our
members with the opportunity to be more involved with NJPSA and to network with colleagues. Attend to learn
about new initiatives being debated in Trenton, and to share your opinions and experiences with us.
Issues to be discussed will include the latest on implementing Achieve NJ; PARCC assessments; the latest on tenure,
HIB and other case law updates; and how you can get involved in critical legislative issues.
We need you to participate so that we can continue to provide you with the services you deserve and count on.
These regional meetings will be held on the following dates and all NJPSA members are invited to attend:
Each meeting will begin at 4 pm
Registration is strongly encouraged…You do not have to register for the meeting closest to your district; you may
wish to register for a meeting closer to your home.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
SOUTHEAST REGION
Cousin Marios Restaurant
5401 Harding Hwy #1
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Tuesday, October 28
SOUTHWEST REGION
Glassboro High School
560 Joseph L Bowe Blvd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Wednesday, October 29
NORTHEAST REGION
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
35-01 Morlot Avenue
Fair Lawn , NJ 07410
Monday, November 3
CENTRALEAST REGION
Monmouth Regional High School
One Norman J. Field Way
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Thursday, October 30
NORTHWEST REGION
Warren County Technical
1500 Route 57
Washington, NJ 07882
Monday, November 5
CENTRALWEST REGION
South Hunterdon Regional H
301 Mt Airy-Harbourton Road
Lambertville, NJ 08530
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NJPSA is your Association
Critical that all members become actively
engaged
Your voice has and will continue to make a
difference!