LAT

The Legislative Committee shall have broad concern for state and national legislation affecting the interests of CEA. It shall inform members about newly proposed and enacted legislation related to their interests, promote activities leading to the passage of desirable legislation and encourage members to exercise their responsibility to vote and their right to participate in political activity. They will also report on any relevant information from MCCEA, NJEA and NEA.

Chair: Marty Visitacion

Negotiations

Team shall be elected from CEA members who express their interest in writing (including candidate’s biographic information and qualifications) to the entire Executive Board (ie: via email) to then be discussed and approved by the Representative Council. Qualified, interested candidates should be active members of the Representative Council and/or CEA, or have been in the recent past. An attempt will be made to represent K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 grade levels, staff of varying longevity, general education, special education, paraprofessionals, secretaries, custodians/maintainers, and counseling/special services. A resource person or persons not formally a part of the Negotiations Team may be asked by the Team to appear as a non-voting party at a negotiating session or sessions. At least one officer of CEA should be present at all negotiating sessions.

Health & Safety

Members of the Health and Safety Committee create a partnership with students, faculty and staff in a manner that protects human health and the environment. They will monitor any issues that may impact the condition of our public school buildings as well as the health and safety of our students and members. This committee will also offer assistance to members who are experiencing issues with said health or safety issues. The chairperson of this committee will attend Representative Council meetings (so as to keep members informed) and will keep the President (or Co-Presidents) informed of this committee's work at all times.

Chair: Ryan Vogel & Eric Hreha

Grievance

The Grievance Committee shall deal with grievances according to the grievance procedure outlined in our contract. All members of this committee must be trained through an NJEA Leadership Workshop. There shall be a Grievance Committee chairperson, who will become involved in all grievances that reach Level Two. There shall be at least one Grievance Committee Representative from K-5 and one from 6-12 grade levels.

Chair: Marty Visitacion & Tina Lesnewich, Melissa Scrittorale

Evaluations

The Evaluations Committee supports CEA members as they manage their evaluations by identifying any potential discrepancies indicated in evaluations. This committee will also offer assistance to members who are experiencing issues with said evaluations. The chairperson of this committee will attend Representative Council Meetings (so as to keep members informed) and will keep the President (or Co-Presidents) informed of this committee's work at all times.

Chair: TBD

P.R.I.D.E.

Pride in Public Education is a statewide campaign to involve the community in our public schools. Grants are available for projects that include family programs, participation in the community fairs and events and other community-related efforts. The chairperson of this committee will attend Representative Council Meetings (so as to keep members informed) and will keep the President (or Co-Presidents) informed of this committee's work at all times.

Chair: Candy Hull