TODAY — Ethnic Studies End-Of-Year Social
Connect, celebrate and reflect with us at Restaurante Cesaria from 3:00-5:00pm. Appetizers will be served, cash bar. RSVP to Amrita at email@example.com.
TOMORROW — Women’s Rights Committee Meeting
We will meet from 4:30-6:30pm at the BTU. Email Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
TOMORROW — AFT Town Hall on the Student Debt Crisis
AFT is fighting to make college affordable and student debt manageable. However, 44 million people in the United States are saddled with student loan debt. RSVP to join a conference call with the AFT at 7:00pm to learn about the resources available to people struggling with student debt and a discussion on what we can do address this crisis.
NEW — Apply for BTU Appointed Committees
After each election, the BTU President appoints new members to standing committees and positions. Some of these committees include:
The BTU Health and Welfare Fund Trustees
BTU Legal Fund Trustees
Paraprofessional Health and Welfare Fund Trustees
Boston Union Teacher (BTU newspaper) Co-Editors
Boston Union Teacher Editorial Board
The Negotiating Team
There may be an undetermined number of vacancies in each of these committees. If you are interested in serving in one of these roles, please send a letter of interest to Matt at email@example.com with the name of the committee or role in the subject line. The deadline is this Sunday, June 30.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Erik Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTU Unafraid Educators Scholarship
BTU Unafraid Educators has created a scholarship to help students with immigration issues pay for college. More than 40 students have applied, and come from all over the globe. Some have DACA or TPS, some have pending asylum or green card applications, and some are completely undocumented They are all graduates of the Boston Public Schools and they deserve a shot to further their education.Please consider a tax-free donation. Their total need is more than $350,000.
Apply to be a BTU Member Organizer (School-year position)!
The BTU Member Organizer program capitalizes on our most valuable resource as a union — our members — to build union power and activism. The BTU seeks 6 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 and coaching on the basics of effective organizing. View the flyer.
Apply to be a Summer Organizing Leader (Summer position)!
The BTU seeks up to 10 BTU members as Summer Organizing Leaders (SOL) to take action this summer in increasing member engagement and participation in our union. SOL participants receive training and coaching in effective organizing practices, including one-on-one conversations, mapping and assessing resources, and identifying leaders. Throughout the summer SOL participants will engage in conversations with members around key BTU priorities in order to lay the foundation for successful campaigns. Members are compensated at $20/hour for a minimum of 30 hours completed. Apply online or contact Khalida Smalls at email@example.com with questions.
Register for the BTU Summer Organizing Institute: June 24-25
This year we’re focusing our efforts on bringing member leaders, Faculty Senate leaders, and committee leaders together for two days of strategic planning, skill building and making concrete plans for the year ahead! Please register! Breakfast and lunch provided and childcare is available with registration! Learn more at btu.org/summer.
BPS Teaching Fellowship seeking applications!
As a homegrown pipeline program, the BPS Teaching Fellowship supports the recruitment of new teachers into the district as well as the retention of BPS Prov 2 & 3 novice teachers. Over the course of SY 2019-2020, BPS Teaching Fellows will receive MTEL preparation, instructional coaching, and aligned coursework. Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will earn their initial license in Special Education (Moderate Disabilities) or in English as a Second Language (either of these is available with the option of dual licensure in Elementary). The BPSTF application can be found here. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION BUILDING REPS!
Please complete the 2019-20 Report of Building Representative Election Results Form after your school has elected building reps for next school year. Each Building Rep will receive a $500 stipend in return for completion of necessary building activities and attendance and sign-in of at least 70% of Membership/Building Rep meetings.