Three free reading workshops offered for parents and teachers

JFT, in association with Families Helping Families, is advertising three FHF workshops for parents and teachers. All will be held at FHF of Jefferson, 201 Evans Rd., Bldg. 1, Suite 100, Harahan. The workshops and dates are as follows. All workshops are from 6-8 p.m., with a light supper at 5:30 p.m.

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Teachers ratify contract

A standing-room-only crowd of Jefferson Parish teachers tonight unanimously ratified a new three-year contract  that was negotiated between the bargaining teams of JFT and the JPPSS.

The previous contract expired on June 30, 2012, in the wake of the Jefferson Parish School Board's decision to not extend it while a new  one was negotiated. The Board did authorize the Superintendent to enter into negotiations last summer, and the district's bargaining team met regularly for many months with the union's bargaining team to reach agreement on the new contract.

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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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