New Teacher Check-In: Know Your Benefits
From time to time it is good practice to take a look at all benefits due you, especially if you are a new teacher. Just a quick review of health benefits, the dental plan, tuition reimbursements, class size maxima, how to advance pay lanes, how to take advantage of pre-tax savings plans, and the like can be useful information to all.
See this helpful spreadsheet, and feel free to call or email the union office for more information.
Questions About Lost P&D Time? Missing Substitute Teacher? Combining of Classes?
A teacher is entitled to some measure of compensation if she or he has lost P&D time or SEIMs time. There is a simple reporting mechanism to follow with all the information you need to know. Find all you need on the BTU website.
Check Your Seniority
Teachers and other BTU members can access the 2016-17 BTU Seniority Reports in the “Seniority Reports” folder in the “Resources” section of the Office of Human Capital SIS page. See the Google Drive folder. Please call the BTU office with questions.
For those who wish to refresh or improve their ability to work with the EDFS system, please join us on Saturday, February 11 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. See the flyer for more information.
BTU Election Update
Nomination papers for 2017 BTU election were made available January 11. See all instructions for Nomination Papers. Nomination papers are available in the union office until March 8. Questions for the committee should be addressed to our Ombudsman Donna O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org. See a list of important dates and other information.
BTU Health & Welfare Fund Seeks Softball League Commissioner
Your Health and Welfare Fund is seeking a BTU member or retiree to be the next BTU Health and Welfare Fund’s Softball League Commissioner. The Commissioner is responsible for the overall operation and management of the league.
Duties include: preseason and in season communications with Team Captains; creating schedules, collecting rosters, and holding a preseason league meeting for Team Captains; scheduling umpires; informing Team Captains of league rules; maintaining standings on an online league site; ensuring league supplied equipment is adequate and up to date, and returned to the Fund Office at the end of the season; game cancellations and re-scheduling; responding to any issues or infractions during league play; perform other duties as required. Knowledge and experience with organized sports management and the rules and regulations of slow pitch softball is sought.
The Commissioner will receive a stipend of $900 at the conclusion of the softball season. Please email Eugene with questions.
The Boston Teachers Union regrets to infom that Priscilla Collins, a retired Engligh High School teacher, died on January 11. Priscilla was a dedicated teacher in Boston for 35 years, and the BTU sends its deepest regrets to Priscilla’s family, friends, and colleagues. Read Priscilla’s full obituary.