January 26, 2013
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Goodbye & Best Wishes to our President!

On January 26th, we said goodbye to our longtime member, Henry Meklune.  Henry had been with the district 37 years and for the last 30 has been an active member of our association.  He was every President’s “Go-to guy” if an executive council position was vacated and was appointed to positions multiple times.     He had been the Grievance Chair for over a decade.  He was First or Second Vice President for just under a decade prior to becoming our President about two years ago.  Henry never came in to this association wanting to be the leader but we needed him and he was there.  It seems only appropriate that such a long time, dedicated, knowledgeable, and loyal member retire only after becoming President.  We are sorry to see him go but wish him well.  We hope that he enjoys his travels moreso now that they don’t have to follow the school calendar.  Henry is an avid diver and always takes the most exotic of vacations.   Enjoy life, Henry!  We miss you already!

Henry Cutting his Cake

August 30, 2012
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Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back, Members!  To all the new members of our district, welcome!  We hope you all will join us for our Rep Council Meetings held monthly.  Generally, they are the fourth Tuesday of every month but if there is no school, it gets moved to the third.  All dates are listed on the Calendar found on this website.  The locations will be updated as they are decided upon.

We hope this will be a great year.  There are a lot of new things coming about in our district.  Technology is being updated on several campuses, we have been included in a pilot program for the new teacher evaluation system, some campuses will receive security upgrades, and lesson plans will be able to be written in Genesis!  The Keeping Learning on Track (KLT) program will continue in order to increase student achievement and as a format for running our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).  All of these things will enhance all of our teaching practices and aid everyone’s number one goal:  Increasing student achievement.

You can be sure that your local association is watching and involved to ensure that none of your contractual rights are ever violated.  If you have an issue, please see your head building representative listed here.  If they are unavailable, feel free to contact any of the officers.

Best of luck for the 2012 – 2013 school year!

August 30, 2012


The new teacher luncheon will be at the Cambridge Inn of Spotswood on August 29th at 12:30. We look forward to meeting our new members and having NJEA Uniserv Rep Tom Bohnyak speak.

June 9, 2012
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Thank you, Retirees!

On June 14th, we will be honoring this year’s retirees at our last Rep Council Meeting of the year.   New officers will also be inducted.  The meeting will be held at the Armory in Perth Amboy at 4:30.  This is the last meeting of the year and is by invite only.  Thanks to all who helped out throughout the year.