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INFORMATIVE VALUABLE PERSONAL BENEFITS NJPSA MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: Active membership is open to PROVIDED By NJPSA NJPSA works to ensure any practicing New Jersey school administrator or • Association paid, $15,000 Group Term Life Insurance our members are kept supervisor. Active members are entitled to all NJPSA (Active Non-Retired Members) abreast of those issues services and benefits. These include legal services, • Association paid, $15,000 Accidental Death and most important to negotiations and field representation, association Dismemberment Insurance (Active Non-Retired educational leaders paid insurance, professional development services, Members) publications, and much more. through our timely and easily accessible communication ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Associate members are those AVAILABLE THROUGH NJPSA • Retirement Consultation A Community of Leaders who are not practicing school administrators or programs. Through • Personal Legal Program supervisors, but who engage in educational pursuits. the use of our association website (www.njpsa.org), An associate member may include college or university • Additional Optional Insurance for all members members are provided with critical information as it professors. This is an excellent inexpensive way to stay in and spouses/domestic partners: becomes available. The website has been designed the mainstream of the educational community. - Optional $5,000 Group Term Life Insurance (Retired to provide members prompt access to accurate Members) information including sections on county information ASPIRING ADMINISTRATOR: Membership is open to any - Group Disability Insurance and an optimized events calendar. The site is updated educator practicing in a New Jersey school district - Dental Insurance each time the association receives information that is who is not currently serving in a school administrator or - Vision Care (EyeMed Vision Care) essential to our members. When used together with our supervisory capacity. Aspiring administrator members • Travel and Consumer Discounts Blast Email System, it delivers up-to-date information are not eligible to hold office or vote. Aspiring members are permitted to serve on standing committees as • The Buyer’s Edge Consumer Discounts directly to our members’ in-boxes on a weekly basis. • Car Rental Discounts through Hertz non-voting members. Aspiring members would not be In addition to our website, NJPSA helps keep you permitted to serve as a committee chair. • Health Club Discount up-to-date through print and electronic publications • Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance Discount including: RETIRED MEMBERSHIP: Retired membership is • 1-800-Flowers.com Discount open to former active, associate, and/or aspiring • Educational ViEwpoints: A Professional Journal • VPI Pet Insurance Discount administrators. Retired members are not eligible to dedicated to discussing the latest trends in best vote or hold office. Many services can automatically practices. continue, and others are available for a fee. AWARDS & RECOGNITION • ViEwpoints - REsEaRch and REflEctions: RETIRED LIFETIME MEMBER: Lifetime membership is VISIONARy PRINCIPAL OF THE yEAR (ELEMENTARy, A Professional Journal dedicated to cutting edge open to former active, associate, and/or aspiring MIDDLE, OR SECONDARy) action research that is field tested in New Jersey administrators. The fee is paid once. $3,000 award to winner’s school schools. ORGANIZATIONAL/SUPPORT SERVICES MEMBERSHIP: $1,000 personal award to winner • undERstanding nEw JERsEy schools: A research Organizational membership is open to any person in Award open to Principals at the Elementary, Middle, based publication to assist administrators in a group or organization that provides, contributes, and High School Levels. educating members of the community as to the or promotes services to the educational community. critical role of building level administrators, and VISIONARy VICE/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE yEAR Organizational members are not eligible to hold office how New Jersey school funding works. (ELEMENTARy, MIDDLE, OR SECONDARy) or vote. They are entitled to all NJPSA services and $3,000 award to winner’s school • thE pRofEssional dEVElopmEnt calEndaR benefits. These include legal services, negotiations, $1,000 personal award to winner of EVEnts: produced twice a year as a guide and field representation, association paid insurance, professional development services, and publications. Award open to Vice/Assistant Principals at the to all NJPSA/FEA professional development Elementary, Middle, and High School Levels. opportunities. PRIVATE SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP: Private school membership is open to any principal, headmaster, VISIONARy SUPERVISOR/DIRECTOR OF THE yEAR • An interactive salaRy suRVEy. or supervisor working full or part-time in a private (ELEMENTARy, MIDDLE, OR SECONDARy) • thE school law pRimER. school, whether secular or non-secular, who are $3,000 award to winner’s school • thE mEmbER planning guidE. not active members. Private school members may $1,000 personal award to winner not hold office or vote. They are entitled to contract Award open to all Supervisors and Directors. negotiations but not legal representation. The Board When appropriate, individuals selected as the Visionary of Directors shall have the power to pass upon the Principal of the Year and the Visionary Vice/Assistant qualifications of applicants for private school Principal of the Year will become the New Jersey New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association membership. nominees for the corresponding NAESP and NASSP VISIT WWW.NjPSA.ORG 12 Centre Dr. National Awards. Monroe Township, NJ 08831 (Published March 2011) WELCOME TO THE NEW jERSEY INVALUABLE LEGAL SERVICES EXTENSIVE RETIREMENT SERVICES INSPIRING PROFESSIONAL PRINCIPALS AND SUPERVISORS DEVELOPMENT Active NJPSA members and affiliated bargaining Retirement is a major step that requires a clear ASSOCIATION units are eligible for NJPSA legal services. Should understanding of the complex elements of the The New Jersey they require it, NJPSA members are assigned an New Jersey public pension system. NJPSA members Principals and attorney to advise and/or represent the member have access to an experienced professional who Supervisors in matters pertaining to job security and collective will provide detailed information regarding the Association (NJPSA) bargaining issues including unfair labor practice retirement allowance calculation, pension options, is a professional charges, clarification of unit petitions, grievances, survivor benefits, taxation of benefits, insurance, association and contract arbitration issues. health benefits, and employment after retirement. dedicated to NJPSA legal services are provided at no additional NJPSA provides consulting services to groups or NJPSA is committed to assisting members in their role meeting the needs fee and include representation in job related matters individuals in the association office or at selected sites as educational leaders. We at NJPSA, along with of building-level brought before: throughout the state. Through these programs, NJPSA the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA), administrators across New Jersey. Representing more • The Superior Court assists members with resolving complex personal provide members, educators, and the community than 7,500 principals, assistant principals, supervisors, • The Office of Administrative Law service issues with the NJ Division of Pensions. with state-of-the-art training opportunities on school- and directors, NJPSA has redefined professionalism • The Commissioner of Education related issues. Many programs are available to keep We at NJPSA understand how daunting retirement for both practicing and aspiring school leaders by • Municipal Courts members up-to-date on the latest educational issues planning can be. As such, we work hard to make taking the lead on countless critical and emerging • Federal Court and trends and to enhance professional growth. your transition as seamless as possible. In addition issues in New Jersey education. Central to the mission • Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) to programs and consultations, NJPSA members are Through its association with the FEA, NJPSA has built of the association is advocating for the best interest • The Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) eligible to receive a retirement planning portfolio a reputation in New Jersey as the preeminent source of New Jersey’s schools, students and educators. • The Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) that includes a personalized estimate of the for professional development. This acknowledged As an NJPSA member, you have access to valuable • The State Board of Examiners retirement allowance and a complete set of excellence has helped the association garner exclusive services* and benefits including: • The New Jersey School Ethics Commission retirement planning materials. increased visibility and added to its reputation as a • The Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) resource for subject matter expertise in the area of • Job-related legal representation with no additional program fees Active members can also join the Personal Legal DEDICATED ADVOCACY AND professional educational leadership. • Negotiation services Program for a nominal additional fee. Membership GOVERNMENT RELATIONS In addition to outstanding professional development in the Personal Legal Program provides the member programs, the NJ EXCEL and NJ Leader to Leader • Innovative professional development NJPSA is your voice before the U.S. Congress, State valuable legal assistance with real estate purchases programs, both of which are run in partnership with programming designed to satisfy the criteria Legislature, the Governor’s Office, the State Board of and sales, will preparation, and uncontested divorce the New Jersey Department of Education, have and requirements for travel, the requirements for Education, and other federal and state agencies on proceedings. provided new and aspiring educational leaders with Professional Growth Plans, and the New Jersey all issues affecting the quality of the public education Standards for School Leaders a haven where their skills are developed and their EXPERT FIELD SERVICES system and your professional lives. The Government dedication to education is fostered. • Legislative information and representation in Relations staff consistently analyzes, monitors, and Trenton As contract negotiations become increasingly difficult participates in the deliberations concerning proposed FEA PROGRAMS: • Awards programs and recognition and more boards of education turn to attorneys legislation, code provisions, and policies affecting • NJEXCEL: School Leader Preparation • Personal benefits and discounts and labor relations specialists to represent them in public schools and school leaders. • NJ-L2L: School Leader Induction and Mentor Training negotiations, the availability of expert field services to Members have a direct voice in setting NJPSA legislative • Career counseling and job opportunity information • Principals in Training: Future Principals Leadership members becomes increasingly important. NJPSA has policy by participating on the Legislative, Special • Term life and accidental death insurance at no Practicum expanded its field services staff and program to offer a Education, English Language Learners, Urban Education, additional cost • Aspiring Principals & New Administrators programs complete range of services to members and affiliated and other association committees. Additionally, • Affiliation with National Associations (NAESP & bargaining units. • Annual Convention members can participate in the Legislative Network, NASSP) • Curriculum & Staff Development Workshops NJPSA field representatives are well trained and skilled in a state-wide alliance of members who communicate NJPSA’s positions on education to legislators. • In-District Workshops helping local districts address financial concerns; while Visit www.njpsa.org for complete member benefit at the same time maintaining job security and providing • Principals’ Center for Educational Leadership Throughout the year, the NJPSA Government Relations information reasonable improvements in salaries, fringe benefits, • NJ ELITE: Exemplary Leadership Institutes for Department organizes Lobby Days and opportunities to and working conditions. Field services representatives Technology in Education testify before the New Jersey Legislature. These events are assigned to represent members when necessary provide our members with opportunities to actively Visit www.featraining.org for more information on before boards of education, superintendents, or other participate in the legislative process and ensure that programs. entities that may affect their terms and conditions of their voices are heard on issues most important to the employment. future of education. * Service level is determined by member category. All FEA professional development programs and courses are designed to satisfy the criteria and requirements for travel, the requirements for Professional Growth Plans, VISIT WWW.NjPSA.ORG and the New Jersey Standards for School Leaders.
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