FLEA Speech from 5/9/2018 BOE meeting addressing BOE’s plea for Governor Murphy to “funnel us more money”
(click here to let Governor Murphy & State Legislators know they need to funnel money to our Board of Education)
Podcast link of 4/24/18 meeting https://tinyurl.com/y78dlp5k
Negotiations Status Update (4/25/18):
As of April 25, 2018, the state-appointed fact finder found that negotiations were going nowhere and ended the meeting between the Board of Education and the Franklin Lakes Education Association. Both parties are far apart with regard to health care contributions. The Association is seeking for a fair and equitable contribution rate looking toward the future; the Board has refused to address the concerns of the Association, despite having $324,530 in banked cap money that is due to expire at the end of April 2018, money that could be used as a source of desperately needed financial relief for teachers and support staff if they so choose, yet they do not.
“A Teacher’s Budget” – letter read to the Franklin Lakes BOE at the March 27 budget meeting.
Listen to podcast https://tinyurl.com/y7ykhy3z (FLEA statements begin at 1:22:00)
Members of the Franklin Lakes Education Association addressed the BOE on 2/27/18 with statements illustrating the personal impact of Chapter 78 insurance contributions. Will teachers and support staff continue to be the source of tax relief for the community?
Listen to the podcast
Statements begin at 0:24:15
Contact our legislators – #NotOneMore School Shooting!
Each Monday our members make it a point to reach out to our community and ask for their support!
Economic Policy Institute: N.J. public school teachers are underpaid, not overpaid
Franklin Lakes teachers and support staff seeking parity with other Bergen county school districts.
Franklin Lakes Day was a great success! Check out our members who dedicated some time to greet the community and came out for a beautiful day. Thank you again to all of our members and the Franklin Lakes community for such a wonderful event!
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The NJEA Convention will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on November 9 and November 10. Reserve your discounted rooms and come out to network with some of the best educators in the state. If you plan on attending this year, let us know! We look forward to seeing you there!
FLEA Summer Updates
In the Spotlight – Eileen Antonison!
NJSTA Teacher Feature
The Franklin Lakes Education Association would like to congratulate Denise Borgess, Nina Landgraf, Pat Wulster, Marlene Mayers and Wendy Goodell on their retirement. As we all prepare for our new school year, we wish you a happy and healthy retirement!
Summer Leadership Conference
In August, FLEA President Sharon Milano, Treasurer Sue Mola, Lauren Spirko, James Colón and Kaitlyn Kayser attended the 2017 Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference in East Brunswick, New Jersey. They each attended various classes over a three day period and represented Franklin Lakes well as they shared their experiences and points of view with their fellow educators.
A big thanks to the Optical Academy for visiting us at Franklin Avenue Middle School for an event that allowed our members and members of the community to try on some new glasses or get eye exams in an easy and convenient location. I’m sure these ladies are going to look great in their new spectacles!