NEW – Enroll in Flexible Spending through 11/26
Take advantage of the opportunity to sign up for a Flexible Spending Account, now through November 26th! Read more here.
Important Announcement about Schools Considering Innovation Status
Some members have reached out to the BTU to say principals are encouraging staff to convert to Innovation status, and some have begun writing plans. If this has happened at your school, please contact Erik Berg or Jessica Tang as soon as possible. Read more here.
Buy Celtics Tickets!
The BTU is selling its Annual Celtics Game Tickets! There are 2 games with tickets available: 12/9 Celtics v. The Cavaliers & 1/18 Celtics v. The Suns. For all of the information about the games and tickets available, click here! To see how many tickets are remaining for each game, click here.
Arts Committee Meeting, November 6, 4:30 pm
The Arts Committee will hold its first meeting of this school year on Wednesday afternoon, November 6, 4:30 pm, at the BTU. Refreshments will be served. Read more here.
Do you have a Juris Doctorate? Fill out this form!
Per our new contract, BPS and BTU are identifying teachers who have earned a Juris Doctorate to determine the most appropriate way to compensate them for their education. If you have a JD, please complete this form. Participation is voluntary.
To Kill A Mockingbird Class set giveaway
Join the First Book SML Community to enter the contest and win an AFT special limited edition of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Find more details here.
Join our Retired Teachers Chapter Activist Network
The RTC is setting up a committee for this network. If you are interested in joining the RTC Activist Network, please fill out this form or e-mail Marilyn Marion with questions at email@example.com.
Fund for Teachers: Design Your Own Transformative PD
The BTU is a proud local partner of Fund for Teachers. Applications are now open for this year’s cycle. The Boston program is open to BPS and Boston charter school teachers to apply for grants of $5000 (individuals) or $10,000 (teams) to design professional learning experiences that inspire and sustain them as people and professionals. You can use the Application Learning Center for help. Contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW – Inclusion Done Right – Meeting on November 19, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
From East Boston to Mattapan, from Brighton to Dorchester, educators are filling out our Fall 2019 Inclusion Survey and hosting awareness events to discuss experiences with inclusion at their schools.
Join for the next Inclusion Done Right meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at the BTU to plan the next steps in our campaign to advocate for more educators, NOT more licenses, and for the services our students deserve. Families are welcome to join us at this meeting, please help us spread the word and let us know if you need flyers. Also, please let us know if you have an inclusion story to share from your classroom or school. We will contact you to follow up. Please RSVP so we know you are coming and can plan for food and childcare.
NEW – Arts Committee Meeting on November 6, 4:30 pm
The Arts Committee will hold its first meeting of this school year on Wednesday, November 6, starting at 4:30, at the BTU. We want to make a plan of action and set goals. Please bring your creativity and ideas! Please RSVP here to let us know you will attend so we can plan for food, and childcare if needed.
Cancer Awareness Fair: Saturday, November 2
On November 2, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, the Boston Teachers Union Women’s Rights Committee is hosting a cancer awareness fair. Come learn about prevention, resources, and supports for BTU members, friends, BPS families, and loved ones. Read more here.
Latinx Educators Organizing
Do you identify as Latinx? Are you a BTU or AFT-MA member? Are you interested in organizing around issues that affect Latinx educators and the wider Latinx community? Fill out this interest survey to get involved!