NEW EDUCATORS REGISTER! First Book Registration
The Boston Teachers Union is once again sponsoring a Welcome Back to School Book Fair on September 24. We will be giving away 40,000 books to our students, educators and larger Boston community. In order to get the books, we need members who haven’t registered for First Books yet to do so as soon as possible.

NEW- BTU 2022 Leadership Conference: October 21-23
Join us for the annual BTU Leadership Conference at the Seacrest Beach Hotel! Our goal is to have at least one BTU Building Rep from each school or unit attend. We also welcome any BTU member in a BTU leadership role or from an active BTU committee to join us for this exciting, informative and enjoyable conference. You can pay the refundable $25 registration fee and for a single room accommodation via PayPal or debit/credit card.

NEW- National Board Certified Teacher Info Sessions: Through November
Learn about becoming board certified, how it can benefit you and your students, and the supports BPS and BTU have collaborated to help you get there! Join for an info sessionbeginning this month.

NEW- Haitian Educators Committee Meeting: September 20, 5:00-6:30PM
Join us for the first Haitian Educators Meeting of the school year. Please contact Bianca Pierre for the Zoom link.

NEW- Prioritize Your Well-being with Educators Thriving
In this free course for BTU members, earn Academic Ladder Credits toward lane advancement while learning and practicing concrete strategies to prevent burnout and support your own well-being so you can be your best for yourself and your students. Attend our free preview session on September 13th or see our flyer to learn more or apply now! Application due September 26th. Space is limited. Register for preview session now.

NEW- Boston Teachers Union Homework Helper Program
The Boston Teachers Union Homework Helper Program is hiring a BTU member to work at the North End Library, Wednesday’s 4-6, starting September 28. The library is located on 25 Parmenter Street. If you are interested, please contact Brenda Chaney.

NEW- In-person Paraprofessional Informational Meeting: October 19, 4:30PM
Please join us at the BTU hall for the Paraprofessional Informational Meeting. Topics we will be discussing para evaluations, new contract, para get togethers, and much more. There will also be guest tables Health & Welfare, Jet Program, BPS MTEL Prep Program and various caucus tables for everyone to learn about. Please use the link to register.

NEW- Apply to be a Member Organizer!
The BTU seeks Member Organizers to contribute to fostering a culture of organizing, member engagement, and activism among a broad base of BTU members and allies. Member Organizers receive training, coaching, and a stipend. Learn more and apply at

NEW- Building Rep Action Needed
Building Reps! Please make sure you’ve completed the Back-to-School report-back form. We need this information in order to 1) Send new BTU shirts to your school 2) Know how the 30-minute union meeting went at your school.

Even with Extended Day, Setup and PD Days are Six Hours
In traditional schools, including Schedule A ELT, today’s work is classified as professional development hours, not a regular school/work day.  If your staff was mandated to work more than six hours today or tomorrow, it can be grieved at Step 1. A recommended remedy might be to reduce hours scheduled for later in the year. Please contact your Building Rep or Field Rep if you have further questions.