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 [Academics]: advocates in solidarity with local climate justice movements, as well as for science educators in BPS.
Early Educators [Academics]: this committee has been in conversation with BPS Early Ed. Department, gathering data and advocating for best practices.
ELL Committee [Academics]: concerned with the needs and staffing of our ELL and SLIFE students.
Guidance Counselors [SEL]: new committee uniting guidance counselors advocating for lowered ratios and expanded PD opportunities.
Haitian Educators [Equity]: Haitian educators and allies working to support the needs of Haitian educators, students, and parents in our schools.
LGBTQAA [Equity]: Advocates for safe and welcoming schools across the district. Currently creating an allies network across BPS.
New Educators: Plans and outreaches for the bi-monthly New Educator Underground events and local venues where early career educators meet for both social and support networking.
Puerto Rican Educators [Equity]: A community of Puerto Rican educators and allies working to support the needs of Puerto Rican educators, students, and parents in our schools and in the homeland.
Restorative Justice [SEL]: Has collaborated with the BPS and Code of Conduct Advisory Committee to bring PD on the restorative practices to BPS educators.
Unafraid Educators [Equity]: Working with the Student Immigrant Movement and guidance counselors to support immigrant and undocumented students.
Social Emotional Learning Committee [SEL]: Committee concerned with expanded access to SEL direct service staffing such as school psychologists, social workers and SEL implementation in the district.
Social Studies and History [Academics]: Works with the BPS History Department to advocate for access to quality social studies and history curriculum across the district. A special focus this year will be on the state’s new law to promote civics education.
Special Education Inclusion [Academics]: Members of this committee are concerned about special education and inclusion implementation in the district and advocates for thoughtful implementation.
Visual and Performing Arts [Academics]: Advocates for the needs of expanded arts education in BPS.