As much as we would like to be able to focus on end of the school year festivities and events, the current situation with teacher layoffs has not been full resolved. PS16 still has 4 non-tenured active classroom teachers whose Reduction in Force letters have not been rescinded.
This goes in direct contradiction with the BOE President’s online statements that all teachers will receive their reversal letters by week of June 10th, as well as the Mayor and the Superintendent’s statement that the final layoffs “would impact only a small subset of the initially notified employees who are not part of the core instructional classroom staff.”
As the week of June 10th concluded and we did not receive a confirmation that ALL our teachers will remain in their jobs next year, we sent a letter to the school district administration and all the members of the JCBOE insisting on immediate action and fulfillment of the above mentioned promises. (Letter – PS16 Needs All RIF reversed ASAP)
At this time we have not received any response to our letter. We ask our parents to join us in the email campaign to the individuals listed in the attached letter, and to join us in attending the next BOE meeting, which according to jcboe.org will take place on June 20, 6PM at PS#26, 164 Laidlaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
We thank you for your continuous support and unwavering activism.