Our local, county, and state NJEA leadership met Governor Murphy at BMS to announce the “Computer Science for All” initiative!
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Check out pictures from our PRIDE sponsored events!
Let’s start by celebrating our successes from when we began this journey TOGETHER. Because of our persistence and dedication we have incited the change our students so desperately needed and deserve. We are working more closely on educational issues with the BOE, most of who we have chosen to lead our district. We have been teaming up with our Superintendent to implement the books, programs, supplies and extracurricular activities our students want and need. We are gaining the support from our community though the activities and assistance we initiated in our schools and district wide, through our Pride program. For the first time in my tenure, we settled a fair and equitable contract, amicably with our BOE, within the contractual year.
We are headed in the right direction but still have more work to do. We need Chapter 78 relief. We need to gain the trust and respect of the community as their Professional servants. We need our voices to be heard on the topics of Charter Schools and Standardized Testing.
These are very different times. Today, change is made through “grass roots” actions. This is why we need to have those important discussions with our family members, neighbors, friends, community members, local, county and state officials, legislatures and senators. Tell them that we are Certified Professional public servants whose lives have been affected dramatically by the unfairness of Chapter 78. Inform them of our daily work inside the schools as well as the time we volunteer in school and district events. Tell them your personal stories so that they hear the TRUTH. We can and will change their perceptions and then we will get the change we deserve.
Keep up the tough work and never give up HOPE for a BETTER tomorrow.
President, Belleville Education Association