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Summer Pay Options 2021

June 11, 2021

Summer Pay Option Pay Out Procedures 2021

An Open Letter to the Paterson Community

May 27, 2021

An Open Letter to the Paterson Community,   As you may have heard, the Paterson Education Association (PEA) was vindicated in its efforts to exercise our right under law to inspect the district buildings’ HVAC and other ventilation systems, as well obtain maintenance logs for these items.  On May 19, the Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) issued […]

Superintendent Absent From PERC Hearings

May 18, 2021

Dear Members, Over the weekend, P.E.A. Union officers, our NJEA rep, and our attorneys spent many hours preparing for yesterday’s meeting with the Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC).  As you know, the Union has filed unfair labor practice charges (ULP) against Eileen F. Shafer for denying our delegates comprehensive access to inspect all HVAC, Uni-Vent, and other ventilation […]

Una Carta Abierta a los Padres y la Comunidad de Paterson

May 7, 2021

Una carta abierta a los padres y la comunidad de Paterson, Al terminar la Semana de Agradecimiento al Personal, la Asociación de Educación de Paterson (P.E.A.) quisiera agradecer a todos los que compartieron mensajes de apoyo y expresiones de agradecimiento con nosotros. Teniendo en cuenta todo lo que hemos pasado colectivamente estos últimos 15 meses, […]

Union President Addresses BOE V.P. Shameful Comments

May 7, 2021

An Open Letter to the Paterson Parents and Community,   As we wind down Staff Appreciation Week, the Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.) would like to thank all of you who shared messages of support and expressions of thanks with us.  Given all that we have collectively been through these last 15 months, it serves as […]

Non-Tenured Staff Important Information

May 3, 2021

Non-Tenured Teaching Staff IA’s and PA’s with less than two (2) years of service: Below are the customary non-tenured packets that we send to teachers and IA’s and PAs annually.  It ONLY pertains to employees in these two categories.  If you are NOT a non-tenured teacher or an (IA/PA who has less than two years […]

Shafer Hides The Truth About School Reopening

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 Dear Members, The P.E.A.’s intention all along was to present the findings from our safety inspections to the District.  Beyond that, we further planned to work with the administration in good faith to resolve outstanding issues so that our schools could reopen safely.  The full spreadsheet of our findings was provided to […]

View: Results of P.E.A. Safety Inspections

April 28, 2021

P.E.A. Worksite Inspections

P.E.A. Open Letter To Paterson Community

April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021 An Open Letter to the Paterson Community,   After much to-do, the Paterson Education Association (PEA) was finally permitted to exercise its right under law to conduct safety walkthroughs of all district buildings on April 21 & 22.  While we did not expect to find everything in perfect working order, we were shocked at […]

Inspection photos from PEA’s April 21 & 22 health and safety walkthroughs

April 26, 2021

An Open Letter to the Parents and Community

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021   An Open Letter to the Paterson Community and Parents,   First and foremost, I hope this finds you well and continuing to stay safe and healthy.  There is no doubt this has been a difficult year, and we know the Paterson community has seen more than its share of loved ones […]

JFK High School Conditions

March 29, 2021

P.E.A. Building Walkthrough Checklist:  We Need Your Feedback!!

P.E.A. WORKSITE INSPECTION 

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