The Women’s Rights Breakfast
The Women’s Rights Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 4 at Florian Hall in Dorchester from 9 AM until 12 noon. Tickets are $25 and there is plenty of free parking. For tickets sales please contact WRCBTU@gmail.com. Bring your friends! See the flyer for more information.
Continuation of Health Insurance if Terminated
If you are involuntarily terminated, you are now eligible to continue the city’s health plan, if you are already enrolled, for one month. This is a change: Formerly insurance terminated immediately upon involuntary termination. See the flyer for more information.
Leventhal Map Center Explores New England History: Deadline March 1
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library is pleased to invite 3rd-12th grade teachers from Boston and around the country to apply to participate in our summer 2017 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Teacher Workshop:
Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England
- July 9–14, 2017 (National Participants)
- July 23–28, 2017 (Commuting Participants)
- Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2017
Participants will explore the history and landscape of 1600s New England, with an emphasis on the role of geography and place, visiting major historical landmarks, engaging with leading scholars, and examining unique primary source materials. Together, these experiences will illuminate how the different ways and perspectives with which English settlers and multifaceted Native communities viewed the New England region shaped their relationships and interactions throughout the 1600s.
Visit the workshop website to learn more about the program and the application process: newworld.leventhalmap.org. We know this is very short notice, but it’s unavoidable. The deadline cannot be extended, and we are told the application should take an hour or less.
Save the Dates
Please save the date of Saturday, April 8 for the AFT-MA/BTU Paraprofessional Statewide Conference. See the BTU website for more details.
Please plan to join us for BTU Night at the Red Sox on Thursday, May 25. Tickets are first come, first served and are $30 each. You have to come in and pick them up at the office. We have 290 tickets left for bleacher seats, section 41, rows 28-45. For ticket information, please email us or call the office at 617-288-2000.
Union Dues 2016 and Other Tax News
- Teachers: $1,288.54
- Paras: $644.28
The 1095-C tax forms were mailed out on Friday. Why, and how are they used? Here.
The Boston Teachers Union regrets to inform that Mary Shea, mother of Clare McGowan, passed away on February 9. Clare taught at the Marshall for ten years and at the Cleveland for 26 years. Please see Mary’s obituary. The Boston Teachers Unions sends its most sincere condolences to the Shea family.
The Boston Teachers Union is saddened to announce the passing of Yanni Fragopolous, son of RTC member Barbara Fragopolous, on February 25. The BTU sends its most sincere condolences to Barbara. Barbara was a long-time BTU Building Representative and Special Ed Faculty Senate leader. Visiting hours are at McHouls Funeral Home on Adams Street in Dorchester on Sunday, March 5 from 3-6 PM. The funeral will be at the Forest Hills Covenant Church on Monday, March 6 at 10 AM.
The Boston Teachers Union regrets to inform that Joseph F. Black, Jr., has passed away. Joe was a music teacher in the BPS, most recently at the Condon, and was the brother of retired member Mary Black Walsh. Joe also served the BTU in capacity as BTU Building Rep for many years. Please see Joe’s obituary. The Boston Teachers Union sends its most sincere condolences to his family.