Thoughts from the President…Jeff Bowden
Dear Fellow ETEA members,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your letter-writing efforts to members of
Edison’s Town Council earlier this week. Your efforts truly made a difference. In a
mere 24 hours we managed to organize and deliver our message as to why moving the
Board of Education Elections and Budget vote to April was a bad idea.
Upon reading several letters sent to me, I was very impressed as to the content and
delivery of your messaging. The letters were constructed from the heart and soul and
provided the Council members with a true understanding of what it means to be an
educator in the Edison Township Public Schools today. For those of us that were here in
2010, we understand how critical decisions such as these can cripple even the best of
Please take a moment in your respective buildings to explain to our newest members why
we must advocate for or against issues that positively or negatively affect our profession
and the children in our community.