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									             INFORMATIVE                                                                                                    VALUABLE PERSONAL BENEFITS

                                                                   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
                                                             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 (,          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
                                                                                                                           • 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
                                                             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 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 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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