Collective Bargaining Agreement Between JFT & JPSB
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Board approves individual contracts for teachers; sends mixed signals on intent for collective bargaining contract; cuts dozens of positions. Click here to download newsletter. Click headline to read text.
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Jefferson Federation of Teachers triumphs over School Board again
(June 25, 2012, Jefferson Parish, LA) The 24th Judicial District Court of Jefferson Parish ruled today in favor of the Jefferson Federation of Teachers and against the Jefferson Parish School Board. Judge Raymond Steib issued a permanent injunction stopping the School Board from applying its Reduction in Force (RIF) policy as implemented on July 13, 2011.
Board refuses to extend teachers contract beyond June 30, leaving benefits and working conditions in limbo; hundreds of teachers and supporters object
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Jefferson Parish has a long tradition of working together to confront challenges in the schools. This year, however, that climate of collaboration has changed. A top-down style of policy reform is blocking the very people – teachers and parents – who understand what’s wrong in the classroom and what needs to be done.
In the clamor of change, the voices of teachers – “the experts in the classroom” – must be heard. We are building minds and leading change.