Collective Bargaining Agreement Between JFT & JPSB
You can view an electronic copy of the contract by clicking the link.
JFT President Kesler Camese-Jones wrote an open letter to Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. James Gray in response to a new policy released by the Louisiana Department of Education on September 29th, which would eliminate the requirement that students exposed to COVID-19 quarantine before returning to school.
Let Us Know.
You have recently received communication from the district regarding some of the school buildings requiring minor repairs and attention. While some may view these repairs as minor, we understand that many of you are seeing extensive damage that would be a safety concern or a hinderance to learning.
JFT, along with other locals affected by Hurricane Ida, will work with our state affiliate, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, on a comprehensive plan to request a waiver of instructional minutes for this school year, as many are in the process of rebuilding their homes and lives. We believe, first and foremost, an emphasis should be placed on the social emotional needs of our students and their families in order for any type of instruction to be effective.
Our hearts go out to all of you in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. We know that educating students during a pandemic has been difficult enough; and now we have experienced a devastating natural disaster. The school system is continuing to assess the safety of each building to ensure that they are conducive for teaching and learning. At this time all schools are closed until further notice.
Back to School Survey
We need to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to fill out a brief survey regarding the start of school:
Student Debt Clinic
*Do you or a family member have student loan debt?
*Are you struggling to make monthly payments or worrying about student loans following you throughout your life?
We want to welcome back all employees of Jefferson Parish! It felt like the summer would never come, and now we are preparing for a new school year! We hope you spent some quality time with family and friends for some much-needed rest and rejuvenation after the most difficult year in living history.
We have been hard at work over the summer, negotiating a Collective Bargaining Agreement that is guaranteed for the next 3 years, with language that has been added for the first time in six years. We are also excited to present several new and returning JFT member committees.