These ad-hoc committees are ways for our members who are concerned or interested in specific issues to work together to address concerns and advocate for specific goals. Many of these committees partner with our community, parent, and student partners to work towards their goals as well. See all upcoming Organizing Committee events on our BTU Events Calendar.
Here are some of the committees addressing common issues—we would love for you to get involved:
Climate Justice: Advocates in solidarity with local climate justice movements, as well as for science educators in BPS.
Early Educators: This committee has been in conversation with BPS Early Ed. Department, gathering data and advocating for best practices.
Haitian Educators: Haitian educators and allies working to support the needs of Haitian educators, students, and parents in our schools.
New Educators: Plans and outreaches for events and opportunities where early career educators meet for both social and support networking.
Restorative Justice: Works to improve and expand RJ practices in the district and to bring PD on restorative practices to BPS educators.
Unafraid Educators: Educators working to build sanctuary schools from the ground up where immigrant and undocumented students feel supported. Their work includes an annual Unafraid Educators Week of Action as well as a scholarship fund for undocumented students in BPS.
Inclusion: Members of this committee are concerned about special education and inclusion implementation in the district and advocates for thoughtful implementation.
Unassigned Teachers: Members of this committee work on issues surrounding unassigned teachers.
Dual Language: Educators from dual language programs sharing resources and advocating for increased supports from the district and state.
Visual and Performing Arts: Advocates for the needs of expanded arts education in BPS.
Ethnic Studies: Advocating to bring Ethnic Studies curriculum and course offerings to BPS students.
Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action: A planning committee for the annual Black Lives Matter Week of Action in February.