Feel free to check out the updates to our website. Our 2016 versions of the BEA Constitution and By-Laws are on the site, and the most relevant workshops and events from the BEA, NJEA and CCCEA calendars have been added to the events calendar. The agenda from our latest executive meeting has been added, and have the minutes from our general membership meeting on September 2. Also, our Association Representatives page has been updated to include our latest list, Our new contract for the BEA from 2015-2018 is on the site. There is a new page under BEA documents with a link to the BEA Grievance form to allow their concerns to be brought to our grievance chairs. The FAQ page has been updated as well. If there is any content not currently on the site which you would like added, feel free to contact me with suggestions.
Thinking about retirement? Find out what you need to know about retiring from education in New Jersey. Information will be included on pensions, life insurance, and medical benefits.
Date: March 21, 2017
More information is on the calendar.
The Cumberland County overnight is March 24-25 at the Grand Hotel in Cape May. It is open to all members wishing to learn more about the NJEA. Please understand that the cost for members is free, but if you sign up to go and don’t attend, you will be charged by the BEA. Also, if you do not have a roommate, you will have to pay the difference between single occupancy and double occupancy.
As everyone prepares for the upcoming year of evaluations, we also think about the scores we will receive and the possibility of writing a response (rebuttal). If you are unsure about writing a response or have some questions please join us at the Response to Evaluations Workshop.
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Where: Terrigno’s Fairfield Inn
153 Bridgeton Fairton Rd
Time: 4:30 (Workshop will be about 2 hours)
Please RSVP to Stacy Cifaloglio by October 7th. Late responses may not be accepted.
If you have additional questions please contact me or Christina Nickle.
There will be a BEA general membership meeting on Thursday, October 6 at 4:30 pm in the Broad Street School’s auditorium to mainly discuss and possibly ratify the BEA’s updated Constitution and By-Laws.
Student Growth Objectives (SGO’s):
Review of the Basics
This workshop will review the process of writing appropriate SGO’s that can be used to help improve instruction as well as be used as an evaluation tool for teachers.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Dandelion Plaza Suite A-2, 1672 N. Delsea Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08360
Sign in begins at 4:00 P.M. Workshop begins at 4:30 P.M.
Must Register Online at www.cumberlandcountyea.org
If you are a new member or a member without computer access, please have someone in your local association with access complete the online registration for you.
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2016
Cancelations must be made at least 48 hours before workshop date by calling 856-794-1221
The first Executive Committee meeting will be held at Gia’s on September 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Please RSVP to Stacy Cifilogio by September 15th. When you RSVP, please indicate if you will be staying for dinner.
Here is an article describing the changes which the NJDOE announced for teacher evaluations.
BEA members are being urged to be very careful about what is emailed using your district email. The district can and does monitor emails and can take action to anyone who semds questionable material. In particular, be careful about sending opinions about union or district decisions or issues. That is something to be taken up in a face-to-face meeting with your building’s ARs. Also, please do not send any personal material, pictures, or humerous email if you would not want administration reading it.
Also, district ARs should be holding face to face 10 minute meetings to update members about what is happening in our Executive meetings. If you are not being informed, talk to your building’s ARs. If you do not know who to talk to, please email me through the contact link on this website. I will be more than happy to help you out. Further, our BEA executive meeting’s minutes are taken and posted under the Member’s tabs as soon as it is approved in one of our meetings. Thus, January’s meeting minutes will be posted soon, and any minutes older than that since last June should be already there.
Finally, the NJEA had an article containing further advice as to Facebook/ Twitter use. You can read it here: Tips for Twitter and Facebook.
- NJEA to NJDOE: protect transgender studentsNJEA’s officers, President Wendell Steinhauer, Vice President Marie Blistan and Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller, released a joint statement today condemning the Trump administration’s recent letter withdrawing guidance issued to school districts by the Obama administration intended to protect the safety and civil rights of transgendered students. Continu […]