Legislative Action Team
Local Evaluation Committee
*Committee reports are always due to the President the Friday before an Executive Committee meeting*
PRIDE – NJEA provides grants to its local affiliates for projects that bring the public schools out into the community and the community into the public schools. Family involvement programs, participation in community fairs and events, Read Across America celebrations, and senior citizen outreach efforts are among the hundreds of local “PRIDE” projects conducted each year. Last year was the first time that HPEA instituted a PRIDE program and we are off to a great start. Stay tuned for updates on our PRIDE activities!
Grievance Committee – shall explore and prepare programs for securing satisfactory policies and procedures for the redress of grievances. It shall process all grievances filed in accordance with the Agreement and policies adopted by the Association. It shall advise the Representative Council in situations involving the defense of individual rights.
Budget Committee – shall propose to the Representative Council for action a budget for the Association each year. Members of the Budget Committee shall have full and complete access to all financial and other records of the Association pertinent to the preparation of the annual budget.
Communications Committee – shall be responsible to keep the general membership informed of association action through fliers and newsletters. It shall develop a telephone call system for the membership in case of a crisis situation. At least one of its members shall stay in close contact with the negotiating team. All communications shall be reviewed by the Association President.
Local Evaluation Committee (LEC) – shall serve the Association as monitor and initiator of the classroom teachers’ input to positive programs of instruction for the schools. It shall be responsible for in-service professional education. It shall serve as a representative of the teachers to a school district’s instructional council where such a vehicle exists by contract. The Instruction Committee shall investigate recommended changes in instructional programs for effects such programs may have on the professional educator. It should report its findings or curriculum developments directly to the Representative Council.
Legislative Action Team (LAT) – shall have broad concern for local, regional, state and national legislation affecting the interests of the Association. It shall inform members about newly proposed and enacted legislation related to their welfare, promote activists leading to the passage of desirable legislation, encourage members to exercise their responsibility to vote and their right to participate in political activity at all levels.
Membership/Social Committee – shall organize and conduct membership enrollment and shall communicate with members about programs, services and benefits of the Association.
Families and Schools Together Work for Children (FAST) – The goal of the FAST program is to encourage families to be involved in their children’s education, to enhance their academic progress, and to feel welcome in public schools. FAST is a coalition of education advocates, community groups, and schools working together to foster family involvement in education. All NJEA locals are eligible to participate.
Negotiations Committee shall survey the members and prepare a proposed package to be negotiated with the Board of Education by the Association’s negotiating team in all areas of member welfare and general working conditions.