Board of Education

The Board of Education is a nine-member policy making body elected by the Clinton Township community. The Board conducts business at regularly scheduled public meetings which are held on the fourth Monday of every month.


From the Board of Education President

Negotiations Presentation Q&A - March 2018 - This document is a longer supplement of the Negotiations Presentation made at the February Board meeting. It is in a question and answer (Q&A) format based on those questions relative to the Board of Education and CTEA collective bargaining process.


             NJ PERC NOTICE OF IMPASSE

             
ADDENDUM - NJ PERC Notice of Impasse

     
 Letter to Parents on Negotiations Presentation 2-26-18
  
       
Letter to Parents on Impasse 2-2-18


Board of Education Newsletter


        Introduction Letter from Board President

        Introduction Letter from Board President to Staff

  January Newsletter - 2018
        February Newsletter - 2018

            Field Trips Approved

            Summary of the Ad-Hoc Report - Feasibility of Closing a School

            The Role and Responsibility of the Board President



Board of Education Statement of Beliefs 
  1. We believe that children come first and that the entire community shares in the responsibility for educating the whole child.
  2. We believe that a rigorous and challenging education will help every child become a productive member of society.
  3. We believe that effective education prepares children to participate as socially responsible members of the world community.
  4. We believe that each child can learn.
  5. We believe in life-long learning for all community members.
  6. We believe that technology will enhance educational opportunities and productivity.

2018 Board of Education Meetings

  • January 10, 2018 -Reorganization Meeteing
  • January 22, 2018
  • February 26, 2018
  • March 19, 2018
  • April 30, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • June 25, 2018
  • July 23, 2018
  • September 24, 2018
  • October 22, 2018
  • November 19, 2018
  • December 17, 2018















































































































































 SECTION 1

Question 1 Why do we negotiate and what is collective bargaining
Question 2 How many school districts are currently negotiation in New Jersey
Question 3 Who represents the Board during negotiations
Question 4 What are the stages of negotiations
Question 5 Why can't a third party, like a mediator, force the Board and the CTEA to come to an agreement
Question 6 How does the Board prepare for negotiations what steps do they take in order to begin negotiations
Question 7 When do negotiations typically begin in Clinton Township
Question 8 What is a Salary Guide
Question 9 What is Chapter 78
Question 10 What is a Uniserve representative and what does heshe do


SECTION 2

Question 1 What are the general considerations reviewed by the Board prior to negotiations
Question 2 Part 1 2 Percent General Fund Tax Levy CAP
Question 2 Part 2 Comparison Staff Salary and Impact on Budget 2016-17 and 2017-18
Question 2 Part 3 Impact of Staff Salary, Increment Cost to the District and Future Salary Increases
Question 2 Part 4 Current and Future healthcare Benefit Costs
Question 2 Part 5 Impact of Pending Cadillac Tax
Question 2 Part 6 Cost of Sick Bank Benefit
Question 2 Part 7 Cost of Tuition Reimbursement Benefit
Question 3 How does the staffs salary, the increment cost related to the teachers salary
Question 4 What is the impact if the General Fund Tax Levy Cap.pdf


SECTION 3

Question 1 How much does employee benefits cost the District
Question 2 What is the expected increase in healthcare benefits for calendar year 2019
Question 3 What can school districts do to help manage the rising cost associated with healthcare benefits
Question 4 What is included in the current health benefits package
Question 5 Why is the District enrolled in the State Employee Health Benefit Plan
Question 6 What is the average percentage that a member of the CTEA contributes to the healthcare premiums
Question 7 What is the 10 year historical trend for increases in healthcare benefit cost under the SEHBP
Question 8 Why is the District enrolled in the STate Employee Health Benefits Plan


SECTION 4

Question 1 What is the current status of negotiations between the Board and the CTEA
Question 2 Is the impasse document that the Board filed, requesting a mediator...
Question 3 What are the chronology of events and background associated with this negotiation
Question 4 Did the CTEA file and unfair labor practice against the Board
Question 5 Why does a mutual agreement between the Board and the CTEA always take so long
Question 6 Why does the administrators contract always negotiate so much faster than with the CTEA
Question 7 We have heard the leadership of the Board has been in place for the last 10 to 15 years
Question 8 Can the Board and the CTEA negotiate in public
Question 9 What does it mean when people say teachers are working without a contract
Question 10 If every teacher were to get a raise, how much extra would it cost the District
Question 11 Why has the Board not been vocal about negotiations and updating the community on its status
Question 12 Why doesn't the Board tell the community what the teachers are asking for during negotiations
Question 13 What are the benefits to the Board to prolong negotiations
Question 14 Why has the Board cancelled so many negotiations meetings
Question 15 What does the term core values between the Board and the CTEA mean
Question 16 Why does the Board only hire one attorney
Question 17 We have been told that the District has lost a lot of teachers and staff members in the CTEA


       March Newletter - 2018

             Process for Developing and Approving a School Budget