Led by Jersey City Education Association President Ron Greco, roughly 50 staff members of Jersey City schools came to tonight's city council meeting to support the associations dispute with the the Board of Education.
The conflict's origin lies with the more than two years of contract negotiations that were finally settled earlier this month between the teacher's union and the Board of Education.
After a majority of teachers voted in favor of the new deal, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marcia Lyles is attempting to change some of the things agreed on, according to Greco.
"I asked the mediator representing the board of education, are you sure you want a uniform bell system for all the city's schools, this doesn't seem like something you would approve," said Greco
"Now the language regarding the scheduling is being scoped out, and I don't understand why everyone's time was wasted."
supporters wanted to emphasize to the council members that they feel there is a disconnect between the Board of Education and the union.
"There is no good will on part of the superintendent," said Greco
Schapiro's opinion was in the minority, as the large contingent of union members, including teachers, assistants, aides and secretaries who wore the district's color red, loudly applauded Greco