Jersey Teachers Union Cancels Convention in Atlantic City

The New Jersey teachers union has canceled its convention for the first time in 158 years. The union was scheduled to meet up in Atlantic City on November 8th and 9th, but has bagged the event because of Hurricane Sandy. It’ll be up to individual school districts to decide whether or not to hold class that day (kids had off because of the convention).

NJEA President Barbara Keshishian said the union decided to cancel the gathering “in light of the natural disaster that has struck New Jersey and Atlantic City in particular.”

Keshishian said the union is exploring ways for its leaders, staff and members to assist in Atlantic City’s recovery. []