News Archives 2009
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12/20/2009  Worst job in the city just got worse
12/19/2009  Salute to RIF' inspires kids to read
12/17/2009  Dr. Portia S. Bonner seems to be somewhat of a contradiction
12/17/2009  Neither side talking buyout of Portia Bonner's contract
12/16/2009  OUR VIEW: High hopes unfulfilled | SouthCoastToday.com
12/15/2009  Dr. Portia Bonner bristles at stinging review
12/2/2009    OUR VIEW: Judgment day for Bonner | SouthCoastToday.com
12/1/2009    Superintendent Portia Bonner's Evaluation

12/10/09      Lou St. John's letter to Members regarding the  Race to the Top Grant.

11/30/09      Lou St. John's letter to  New Bedford High Members regarding the New Bedford High School Leadership Academy.

11/16/09      Lou St. John's letter to Dr. Souza regarding New Bedford High School Leadership Academy "  Readiness School Proposal"
Leadership Academy Information .... The items in this document have not been negotiated.

11/19/09     Education Reform Update.

11/13/09     Lou St. John's letter to  State Senator Mark Montigny regarding the attack on collective bargaining.

11/5/09       Update: Dennis Winn's Meetings

11/1/09       Lou St. John's letter to NBEA members regarding  Ethics Training  Click here to be directed to State Ethics Commission Web Site.       ------   Click here to be directed to the NBPS Web Site for more information.

11/1/09      Lou St. John's letter to NBEA members regarding the  NEAP Exam .

9/30/2009 EPA/DEP Public Meeting   EPA - PCB - Questions and Answers  EPA Fact Sheet - PCBs in Caulk  EPA
                     Meeting Handouts

MTA testifies on charter, readiness schools bills. Click here to view the testimony.   We believe that schools work best when the process fosters collaboration among the teachers, their union and their school.

September 23, 2009 - Lou St. John's letter regarding Dennis Winn's  Professional Development Grade Level Meetings

Lou St. John's letter regarding  Paychecks

Governor's Thank You to Teachers

Schools ordered to 'communicate' health threats  9/9/09

School Committee to examine Bonner's handling of swine flu case tonight 9/8/09

Hiding the virus  9/7/09

Swine flu case did not demand notification  9/7/09

Mayor critical of school chief's handling of flu case  9/6/09

Bonner's handling of swine flu notification under scrutiny in New Bedford  9/5/09

New Bedford student has swine flu  9/4/09

Southcoast Forum

The Federal Stimulus Package will have a significant impact on Education.
Click here for more information.

Letter to Mayor Lang from Louis St. John, president of the New Bedford Educators Association regarding Dr. Portia Bonner's temper tantrum during a meeting on April 13, 2009.

April 8, 2009 letter from Louis St. John to  Dr. Portia Bonner regarding monthly meetings.

April 7, 2009  letter from Louis St. John to  Dr. Portia Bonner regarding the closing of Phillips Avenue School.

Lou St. John's  Letter to the Membership 3-5-09

Mayor Lang's letter regarding local aid shortfall

Lou St. John's letter to NBEA members regarding  Extended Learning Time at Normandin

Lou St. John's letter to NBEA members regarding  panel of teachers.

Lou St. John's letter to NBEA members regarding  Dr. Souza's Proposal.
Dr. Souza's Proposal - Update Based on member input, the committee appointed to study Dr. Souza's proposal recommended to the NBEA Board of Directors not to reopen the contract on the posting changes. On January 26th the NBEA Board of Directors unanimously agreed with this recommendation.Therefore, posting dates will not change.

Lou St. John's letter to NBEA members regarding  403 B Providers.

OUR VIEW: Superintendent gives us silence   1-13-2009
Keith Middle School students arrested after food fight Friday 1/13/09

Lou St. John's letter to NBEA members regarding the  Direct Deposit Processing Error.
Direct Deposit  1-13-09 Update







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