PEA hosts Assistant Unit Meeting – May 24, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the Executive Committee of Plainfield Education Association hosted an Unit Meeting designed for Assistants.  These included Bus, One-to-One, Lunchroom, and Teaching Assistants.  The goal of this meeting was to provide information to members regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of the bargaining unit. During the session, members split into…

PEA President Eric Jones addresses Board of Education during May Business Meeting

Good Evening!

After reviewing the Board Agenda on Saturday evening, I submitted some questions of concern to the Board President and Superintendent of Schools – and never received a response.

In an introductory meeting with the Superintendent about a month ago, I expressed that I am not a “come-to-the-microphone” type leader …

Bulletin: May 17, 2016

Tonight is the May Business Meeting of the Board of Education.  It is its first since Mr. Dorien Hurtt, Ms. Carmencita Pile, and Mrs. Lynn B. Anderson were sworn in at the Reorganization Meeting of May 3, 2016, and Mrs. Emily E. Morgan became President.  The Association is excited about the change of leadership and…

Thank you, Kimberly Wyatt-Jackson!

After thirty-four years serving the students (and families) of the Plainfield Public Schools, Mrs. Kimberly Wyatt-Jackson will is set to retire at the end of this school year. Her service has led to to Clinton Elementary, Cook Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Emerson Elementary, Hubbard Middle, and Washington Community School (where she currently resides). The Association is…

Bulletin: May 13, 2016

At the Board of Education Business Meeting of May 10, 2016, Board President Emily E. Morgan appointed Committee Chairpersons (and co-chairs) for the 2016-17 School Year. Board Vice-President Dorien Hurtt and Ms. Carmencita T. Pile were selected to serve on the PEA Negotiations Team. At the conclusion of the meeting, I met briefly with Mr….

Sodexo Satisfaction Survey

Members of the Association have begun completing a satisfaction survey on the district’s current food provider, Sodexo. At the Board of Education Work & Study Meeting of May 10, 2016, Business Administrator Gary Ottmann shared that Sodexo’s contract is set to expire on June 30, 2016, and the district was in receipt of bids from…

Assistant Unit Meeting … RSVP!

The Executive Committee has scheduled an Unit Meeting for all Assistants in the Association. This includes Bus Assistants, One-to-One, Lunchroom, and Teacher Assistants.

“Organizing Your Local Association” Workshop

Members of the Plainfield Education Association Representative Council attended an overnight workshop on how to better organize (and engage) the local association on Friday, April 29 through Saturday, April 30, 2016.  It was an engaging experience for all attendees. A Special Thank You to Lisa Palin, Union County Education Association President, for her support in…

Plainfield Mayor Honors PAAAS for Its “Best High Schools” Ranking

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Plainfield Mayor hosted an Appreciation Day for the students and staff of the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS), a 7th – 12th grade school specialized school. The Academy, founded by Principal Angela Bento in 2009, is in its seventh year of existence, was recently awarded a…