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PTEA Government Relations Chair – Lisa Sudfield


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  • NJEA PAC endorses 97 candidates for Legislature August 8, 2017
    The 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) today voted to endorse 97 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November. “As we finally exit the Christie era and work to rebuild our state, it is imperative that we elect pro-public education and pro-public employee candidates,” said […]
  • New Jersey is Open for Business: Thank Vinnie Prieto Today! July 5, 2017
    When Chris Christie and Steve Sweeney schemed to shut down New Jersey and hold the state hostage to their political demands, one leader in Trenton stood up to them. Assembly Speaker Vinnie Prieto refused to let Christie and Sweeney use a manufactured crisis as an excuse to raise insurance costs for 3.8 million New Jersey […] The post New Jersey is Open for B […]
  • Aponte elected to lead State Board of Education July 5, 2017
    Arcelio Aponte has been elected as president of the New Jersey State Board of Education by his fellow board members when the policymaking body reorganized today. Board member Andrew Mulvihill was elected as vice president. Aponte replaces outgoing board member, Mark Biedron, while Mulvihill replaced another outgoing board member, Joseph Fisicaro. This is Apo […]
  • NJEA supports bill to waive evaluations for educators who mentor student-teachers July 5, 2017
    NJEA supports A-336, a bill that would waive the annual teacher evaluation requirement for some teachers who supervise student teachers. To be eligible, teachers must have received either highly effective summative evaluation ratings in the past two years, or effective/highly effective in the past three years, and be supervising a student teacher. A-336 is s […]
  • NJEA Executive Director blasts Sweeney’s cuts to school funding June 30, 2017
    NJEA Executive Director Ed Richardson joined New Jersey Working Families and a diverse coalition of New Jersey residents opposed to cuts in school district aid and cuts to programs to assist the state’s most vulnerable individuals. Richardson emphasized the need to provide funding for all of New Jersey’s students. He said that Senate President Steven […] The […]
  • SJR 67 AJR 37: ASK Day June 29, 2017
    SJR 67 AJR 37 ASK Day NJEA supports SJR-67 (Weinberg)/ AJR-37 (Mosquera, Chaparro) which designates June 21 of each year as “ASK Day” to promote children’s health and gun safety.  The joint resolution seeks to promote the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign which encourages parents to add one more safety question to a conversation before […] The post SJR 67 AJR […]
  • A 5006 S 3329: Increases the fee charged by the State Police to process a State criminal history record background fingerprint check June 29, 2017
    A 5006 S 3329 Increases the fee charged by the State Police to process a State criminal history record background fingerprint check NJEA opposes A-5006 (Schaer)/S-3329 (Sweeney) which increases the fee charged by the State Police to process a State criminal history record background fingerprint check.  The bill states that the current fee is $30 […] The post […]
  • A 5037: Decreases waiting period to expunge entire juvenile record from five to three years June 29, 2017
    A 5037 Decreases waiting period to expunge entire juvenile record from five to three years NJEA supports A-5037 (Muoio, Mukherji, Green, Chiaravalloti, Holley) which reduces the waiting period for the expungement of an entire juvenile criminal record from five to three years.  Under current law, individuals with a juvenile delinquency record must wait for fi […]
  • S 3308: Decreases waiting period to expunge entire juvenile record from five to three years. June 29, 2017
    S 3308 Decreases waiting period to expunge entire juvenile record from five to three years. NJEA supports S-3308 (Cunningham, Sweeney, Lesniak) which reduces the waiting period for the expungement of an entire juvenile criminal record from five to three years.  Under current law, individuals with a juvenile delinquency record must wait for five years to […] […]
  • S 4: Clarifies charitable role of health service corporations, revises membership of board of directors, establishes process to determine efficient level of surplus, and requires timely publication of certain information by DOBI June 29, 2017
    S 4 Clarifies charitable role of health service corporations, revises membership of board of directors, establishes process to determine efficient level of surplus, and requires timely publication of certain information by DOBI NJEA opposes S-4 (Vitale).  This bill makes changes to how a health services corporation is regulated.  It redefines the charitable […]
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