JFT, AFT contribute $2,000 to assist in search for Terrilynn Monette

March 21, 2013 -- The Jefferson Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers announced today a $2,000 contribution to a Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to the discovery of a missing Jefferson Parish, La., teacher, who disappeared during the early morning hours of March 2.

Terrilynn Monette, a second-grade teacher at Woodland West Elementary School in Jefferson Parish, has not been seen since celebrating with friends her Teacher of the Year nomination.

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"Effectiveness" factor added to salary schedule

The JPSB adopted a revised salary schedule March 5 for teachers, principals, and assistant principals. The new schedule meets the requirements of a law passed last year by the Legislature that requires school disricts to factor employees’ experience and “effectiveness” into their pay.

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JFT Endorsements for November 6, 2012, Local and State Elections

  Endorsements for November 6, 2012, Local and State Elections

ORLEANS PARISH

Judge 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Div B      PAUL BONIN

Judge 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Div H      CHARLES R. JONES

Judge Criminal District Court, Sect B             TRACY FLEMINGS-DAVILLIER

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JPSB rolls forward millage rates

Sept. 27, 2012 -- The Jefferson Parish School Board voted at a special meeting yesterday to “roll forward” millage rates on three taxes, allowing the district to collect a little more than $1 million more in property taxes due to increased property tax assessments.

The vote was 6-3.

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