Rainbow circle with text "everyone is welcome here"There is so much incredible work being done by BTU members across Boston, and there are many way to connect to this critical work, from BTU Committee meetings to social events to making your summer plans now. See below for more, and check out our calendar for full listings.

It’s June, and that means we’re celebrating Pride! We are excited that we will be walking in Pride this year as a BTU-BPS-GSA contingent, and we would love for you to join us this Saturday, June 9. Please invite other educators, parents, students, and family members to join us as well! Register for more information, and contact Derek Arthur at darthur@btu.org with any questions.  Download a flyer.

BTU Events, Meetings and Committee Information

Register Today! BTU Summer Organizing Institute July 2-3
Register today for the 2018 Summer Organizing Institute! This year’s institute will focus on organizing around our issues and will take place at the BTU July 2-3 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. The Summer Organizing Institute is open to all BTU members, both active and retired. Childcare and meals are provided.

Seeking New Member of Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Panel
There is an opening for a new BTU appointee on the PAR Panel, which governs the Peer Assistance and Review Program. For more information about this paid opportunity which entails significant additional work, please see the Boston PAR website and the job description of panel members. Questions about the role can be directed to PAR Panel members at lfranty@bostonpublicschools.org or melliott@bostonpublicschools.org. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Erik at eberg@btu.org.

NEW —  Apply to Be a Building Rep Regional Leader for SY18-19
Building Regional Rep Leaders (BRRL) will play an important role in improving communication from the school level to the BTU organization to address member issues and create a more inclusive and responsive union. BRRLs support a set of schools identified by the school’s respective needs from school building reps. Apply by June 20.

NEW — Building Rep: End-of-Year Survey
Current Building Reps, please complete the Building Rep end-of-year survey. This information informs us on ideas for improving our Building Rep program systems, trainings and much more. Find the survey on the BTU website: btu.org/brsurvey

NEW — Note to Delegates
If you were a BTU member who was were elected by their party as a delegate to attend the Massachusetts Democratic or Republican state convention, please contact BTU Political Director Johnny McInnis at jmcinnis@btu.org to learn about some opportunities with the BTU.

NEW — Puerto Rican Educators Meeting: June 11
Please join us from 4:30-6:30 PM at the BTU. RSVP by emailing Jonathan atjrodrigues@btu.org.

NEW — HUB School Planning Meeting: June 12
Please join us from 5-7 PM at the Bolling Building.

End of School Year BTU Barbecue: June 15
Join us to wind down with colleagues on Friday, June 15 at the BTU Hall. See the flyer for more.

Sharing Strong Social Emotional Learning Practices: June 18
Please join us at the BTU from 4:30-6:30. See the flyer for more, and please RSVP. If you would like to participate in a five-minute presentation of your intervention work, share your idea by emailing Jason Sachs at jsachs@bostonpublicschols.org. We will create time on the agenda for teachers to share best practices.

Mass Ed Justice Alliance (MEJA) Convening: Saturday, June 23
The Mass Ed Justice Alliance is hosting its first statewide meeting of activists on Saturday, June 23 from 9-2:30 PM in Worcester. Learn how far we’ve come, share skill-building workshops to help our movement, and come to consensus on action steps statewide for winning on our #FundOurSchools and #DebtFreeFuture campaigns. Please RSVP by emailing Jonathan at jrodrigues@btu.org, and invite friends on Facebook.