Newark Teachers Union member Jerry Moore has retired from the Newark public school district, and he has also stepped down from his position as an AFTNJ vice president/PreK-12.
AFTNJ bylaws outline the following procedures for filling this VP vacancy:
Section 7: Vacancies in any other elected office except the presidency shall be filled by selection from the Delegate Assembly at its next regular meeting after due notice to all member affiliates. The president may appoint a member of the Delegate Assembly to fill said vacancy until the next meeting of the Delegate Assembly.
Section 8: To be considered to fill a vacancy, candidates must submit a written statement indicating their background and qualifications for the position. This statement must be received at the AFTNJ office at least two days before the next Delegate Assembly meeting.
Any PreK-12 member in good standing may apply to be considered for this position. The vacancy will be filled at the next Delegate Assembly meeting, taking place on Oct. 25. Written statements need to be sent to Krista Sweeney (email@example.com) and received by the end of business (5 p.m.) on Oct. 22. All letters will be emailed to all delegates immediately so recipients will have time to review and be prepared to vote at the Oct. 25 meeting.