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JFT Update: Oct 26th

​General Membership Meeting October 28, 2021
JFT’s general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Election of delegates to the LFT Virtual Convention will be held at this meeting. The LFT Virtual Convention is Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 9 a.m.
 
Click here to register for the General Membership Meeting. Or visit: https://forms.gle/3aK83s2ThZdUmqTk9
 

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Early voting dates are October 30, 2021-November 6, 2021
(closed Sunday, October 31st).
 
Election Day is Saturday, November 13, 2021

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General Membership Meeting, Election Details, and More!

JFT Update: October 22, 2021

General Membership Meeting: October 28, 2021
JFT’s general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Election of delegates to the LFT Virtual Convention will be held at this meeting. The LFT Virtual Convention is Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 9 a.m.

To register for the General Membership Meeting, visit: https://forms.gle/3aK83s2ThZdUmqTk9

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JFT Update: October 13, 2021

From the Lawyer's Desk
What should you do when your principal or supervisor approaches you and says you are required to get a drug or alcohol screening? It's a scary situation for anyone to be in and if you're a union member, the first thing you should do is call the union office.

Save the Date
General Membership Meeting: October 28th

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JFT Update: September 30, 2021

From the Lawyer's Desk

You're sitting at school one day, very innocently doing your job, and someone comes into your room and says, "I'm from central office and I'd like to ask you a few questions."

We strongly recommend you call the union.

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How Is Your School After Ida?

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.

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September Update: After Hurricane Ida

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.  

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JFT Update: August 16, 2021

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?

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Welcome Back to a New School Year!

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.

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The Summer Newsletter

​BACK TO SCHOOL

It’s hard to believe that summer is already ending. Many districts had expanded summer school options for students who struggled through the pandemic-year. This left many educators with even less time to recuperate from an especially exhausting year. But as always, the prospect of a new school year brings excitement and opportunity.
 
LFT staff are preparing to greet new and returning educators at orientations and back to school events all over the state. If you are already a member of the Federation, make sure to check in with your Local representatives at these events so that you can get all the most up-to-date information about your membership and back-to-school goodies. If you aren’t already a member of the Federation, you’re missing out. Make sure to look for us at your orientation to learn more about all that membership has to offer!

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