Parents For Cherry Hill Teachers
Started 2 petitions
REINSTATE THE CHERRY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EVENING MUSIC CONCERTS
Over the past few days, the Cherry Hill community is learning more and more about a disheartening decision from the school district that put an end to all elementary school evening music concerts. These concerts offered parents, extended family, and friends to see their children accomplish a great task involving hard work, commitment, and the courage to present in front of others. It is a great moment of pride for both the parents and the children. It encourages family engagement in the schools. It encourages art in the schools, which has been proven over and over as a contributor to a better education. Yet, a dispute between the district and the district's elementary school music teachers has taken this opportunity away from us without discussion with the parents nor with the consent of our elected representatives on the Board of Education. Please join together in signing this petition, encouraging the reinstatement of the Cherry Hill elementary school evening music concerts. Please also e-mail or call all involved decision makers to include the district superintendent, his administration, the teacher union president, the elementary school principals and music teachers, and the Board of Education. Contacts provided through via the following link. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uQ4MnahGVLX-D5E76CyKcw4W5F-Xa0-7Vm9dZxpxIjU/edit?usp=sharing Together we can save a moment so special to our families and our district's education system. Thank you.
Put An End To Cherry Hill Education Contract Dispute
After 2 years of negotiating, it seemed the dispute between the Board of Education and the Cherry Hill Education Association (CHEA) was finally over. To break the impasse, both sides agreed to a state-appointed fact finder to impartially review material from both the Board and CHEA and make a settlement recommendation. While not ideal for either side, the fact finder's report was within acceptable limits and the teachers agreed to its terms. The Board of Education refused. Instead, the Board is holding this settlement, and therefore, our entire community hostage so they can be released from a flagrant violation, or what they have called a “procedural item.” This "procedural item" is not even related to the contract dispute and should be addressed independently. This impasse has been going on for more than 500 days, and for the Board to intentionally sabotage a settlement offer in order to muscle the teachers into acquitting them of their offense is indefensible. We are pleading with the Board to stop playing politics with our children’s future and accept the fact finder’s report without any preconditions.The teachers have. Just as teachers act in the best interests of their students, it’s time for the Board of Education to act in the best interest of our teachers and support staff. Please sign this petition urging the Board to – once and for all – end the contract dispute.