The Jersey Jazzman wrote a terrific article in which he systematically describes why public employees are angry regarding the increased contributions to the pension system and health benefits and the erosion of those benefits. The article presents a history of what has happened to pensions and benefits from 1995 through 2016. Here is the link: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-true-history-of-nj-teachers-getting.html?m=1.
MEA Election Results!
Sue Dorsa- President
Andrew Beutel- Vice President
Lori Bregman – Recording Secretary
Mahwah in the Top 100!
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Check out some new photos on the School News and Community News pages
The Mahwah Education Association is proud to announce that Mahwah High School has been ranked 40th by US News Best High Schools. Our teachers’ association believes that having a knowledgeable and dedicated teaching staff, along with strong family involvement, are the biggest factors in our students’ wonderful success! Educational-research studies have shown that when families are involved in their children’s education, the students are more likely to complete homework assignments well, while earning better grades and test scores. Also, the students’ attendance rates and behaviors in school were better.
Working hand-in-hand, school staff members, families, communities, and policymakers share responsibility for a child’s education. When families and schools work together, our children win. The MEA firmly believes that students’ successes later in life are directly related to the quality of their education. As educators, we are constantly finding ways to help our students accomplish their goals, both in and out of the classroom. Our school staff dedicates countless hours, including time spent before and after school, on weekends, and during school breaks, to help our students reach their greatest potential.
Sadly, not everyone believes that our hard-working staff is deserving of a pay raise or contract. Mahwah’s educators and staff have begun yet another year without the stability of a current contract. This letter is an appeal to the community of Mahwah to work with the Mahwah Education Association so that together, the contract can be negotiated and settled. We greatly need your support in this endeavor. Please email or contact members of the Board of Education, and let them know you support the teachers and staff members, and you want the contract settled now!
I am looking forward to another great year!