Through the process of collaboration, the North Brunswick Township Board of Education and the North Brunswick Township Education Association created a collective bargaining agreement that allowed the district to save nearly $3 million in health care premiums. The district was able to reduce health care contributions for their employees, give raises that exceeded state and county averages, increase staff, add extra preparation time, as well as increase professional development time.
The progress has positively impacted the morale of staff which has led to a more successful teaching and learning environment for students. A focus on the well-being of the North Brunswick Township staff has been an investment into the social and emotional learnings of the students they serve. The Rutgers University School of Labor and Management has made a valuable contribution to supporting this work.
Dr. Brian Zychowski, superintendent
Part of the New Jersey Public School Labor-Management Collaboration.