New Bedford Educators Association

160 William Street
New Bedford, Mass 02740
Telephone:  508-984-4441
Fax:  508-984-4457
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Affiliated with the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Educators Association

"In unity there is strength."
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Lou St. John, President

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Weingarten rights guarantee an employee the right to union representation during an interview by the employer.
If the interview could in any way lead to the employee being disciplined or terminated, or affect his or her working conditions, he or she should respectfully request that a union representative or officer be present at the meeting.
If representation is requested and denied, the employee may choose not to answer any questions.
School Committee Agendas

2015 - 2016 Meeting Dates
Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Physical Restraint Regulations: Amendments to physical restraint regulations (603 CMR 46.00) adopted by the Board of Education this year will take effect on January 1, 2016.

DESE has posted various resources to help school and district personnel and other interested parties. The resources a technical assistance advisory detailing the differences between the approved use of time-out and the prohibited use of seclusion,  responses to frequently asked questions about the regulations and related requirements, and
a presentation  detailing the differences between the current and revised regulations.

2015 - 2016 School Calendar

2/12/2015    Parental Leave Bill Signed into Law
2/12/2015    Small Necessities Leave Act
12/16/2014 Student Feedback --Pilot annnounced
                       FMLA Employee Rights
                       FMLA Request Form

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