The PARCC is here in full force.  Some parents have opted out.  That is; they have "Refused" to allow their children to take the test.  They are not alone.  Parents statewide and nationwide are "Refusing" in increasing numbers.  In some districts, the overwhelming majority of parents have joined this movement, citing that they must protect their children from the debilitating and expensive testing frenzy that has been imposed or legislated around the country.

There are many expected and reported glitches.   In Plainfield, schools have moved forward with the testing and members also report some concerns about the test, the testing environment and some technical issues.  Despite the concerns, our members are  working with administration to do whatever is needed to help our students have the best experience possible.  While testing goes on, there is good news--NJEA is on the move and legislation passed in the NJ Assembly to slow the application of PARCC results in evaluations.  Read more and take action at NJEA.org.
http://www.njea.org/issues-and-political-action/take-action

If you have concerns, be sure to reach out to your building Reps and Unit Reps.  We need your feedback!
 
 
At the last two Board of Education meetings, in addition to posted resolutions, administrative appointments and transfers were approved after walk-on HR agenda items were presented. 
Interim Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Interim VP of Maxson School
Interim Principal of Woodland School
Public Information and Marketing (Coordinator)

 
 
Factfinding is over and we are going to super conciliation! 
Our members continue to work hard and go above and beyond.  Members are showing their professionalism and their commitment to the education of our students, despite the fact that we have been 2 1/2 years without a new agreement.  No successor Collective Bargaining Agreement has been reached and the Board's Team refuses to consider items that will meet our members' needs and will settle this contract.  For more information, go to the Members Only Section to read the latest Negotiations News, Factfinding Details and the Full Report.
 

No political spin on the issues!  Only the true facts here!