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PTHEA Statement Regarding the 2019 Parsippany Memorial Day Parade
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association supports the decision of its members to refrain from forfeiting their Memorial Day holiday by not working on the day of the Parsippany parade. Consequently, neither the Parsippany High School nor the Parsippany Hills High School marching bands will perform this year.
Our membership has collectively come to the same conclusion concerning the use of personal time without compensation: We cannot engage in activities such as Redstock, field trips or any other events that occur outside of regular school time.
The music advisors are disappointed that current conditions make it impossible for them to continue the decades-long tradition of leading their students in the annual community celebration. They, like the PTHEA community of educators, can no longer perform services beyond contractual obligations. Our members have limited any non-school time to family and in many cases, to second and third jobs needed to make up for annual losses of income.
The PTHEA has been an integral part of the Parsippany community since its inception. We are hopeful that this current hiatus from rendering additional services will be short lived, and we look forward to being able once again to dedicate extra time to our students, our parents and our community.