Essex Fells Board of Education and Essex Fells Teachers Association
In P.E.R.C. No. 2018-2, the Commission found that the Board had a managerial prerogative to set the teachers’ work year. For at least the past 25 years, the start of the teacher work year was never in August. For the 205-2016 school year, the Board set September 2 as the start of the student school year and the Association offered to begin the teacher work year of September 1. The Commission found that the Board had a managerial prerogative to begin the teacher work year on August 31.