Reclaim Your Voice! Reclaim Your School! Reclaim Your Profession!
Recommit to JFT!
All JFT members are invited to attend the General Membership on Tuesday, December 17th. The meeting will take place at the Seafarers' Union Hall, 3911 Lapalco Boulevard, Harvey beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Our guest speaker will be Mary Patricia Wray, LFT Legislative Director, who will discuss Mid-Year SLT Adjustment Strategies, COMPASS and the 2014 Legislative Session.
JFT has prepared an online survey for the 2014-15 school year calendar. Your opinions are being solicited in regard to professional development, parent conferences, early release days, classroom set-up and holidays.
Please visit leadernet.aft.org/webform/jefferson-parish-calendar-survey and provide us with your input. Your responses will be shared with the school system administration.
JEFFERSON PARISH FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
Exclusive Pelicans Discounts!
Please see the attached link for more details on discount tickets to the New Orleans Pelicans game: http://jft.la.aft.org/files/new_orleans_pelicans.pdf
**JFT MEMBERS ONLY**
The Louisiana AFL-CIO will be awarding three (3) $1,000 scholarships at its 59th Annual Convention in February. All contestants must have their application materials postmarked by December 11, 2013, and mailed directly to Ms. Julie Cherry at the Louisiana AFL-CIO, P.O. Box 3477, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.
For more information on how to apply for the scholarship please see the attached link: http://jft.la.aft.org/files/scholar_la_afl-cio.pdf
After two years of legal action, the school board is now threatening to dissolve all AFJROTC programs unless the AFJROTC instructors release the District from its legal liability.
The Jefferson Parish Public School System has:
November 2014 Elections are coming....
The Jefferson Federation of Teachers Committee on Political Education, better known as COPE, is the nonpartisan political arm of the union. The purpose of JFT/COPE is to educate our members on the important issues which affect public education.
Contributions to candidates such as monetary donations and/or informational mailings are paid through the voluntary contributions of the COPE members. JFT DUES MONEY IS NOT USED FOR POLITICAL ACTION ACTIVITIES.