Published On: September 20, 2022
As the weather begins to cool and we start to settle into the autumn season, we hope you all have had a wonderful start of the new school year. We are also excited begin the month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. Be sure to check out teaching resources on  Share My Lesson and Colorín Colorado

Last week, those in attendance at our memberhip and ratification meetings voted to ratify our tentative agreement. Thank you to all who came out to the Union Hall to make your voice heard! You can read the full tentative agreement, plain language summary and FAQ. We are working on plans for the next steps of education, implementation and enforcement, and we will have more to share soon.

Don’t forget, our 9th annual Back to School Fair is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 24. Please share the flyer with your students! It is available in 7 languages. We will be giving away 40,000 free books, and we’ll also have resource tables, music, food and fun. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for FirstBook so that we can continue to partner with FirstBook and the AFT to host our fair each year! Finally, if you’re willing to volunteer, you can sign up here. BTU educators get a whole classroom set, too! 

Join us October 21 – 23 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. Register now!

Our merch store is live! Visit BTUSwag to purchase a union t-shirt, and keep an eye out for more coming soon.

Win a Free Course from Teachers as Scholars and the BTU: Deadline Midnight 9/20/22! We are happy to renew our partnership with Teachers as Scholars which provides BTU members an opportunity to learn from leading scholars in their fields. This year we are able to offer BTU members up to 30 full scholarships. If you are interested in attending a course, please review the lineup of courses, and then enter the drawing. Deadline midnight September 20th! Teachers as Scholars Website, Course Catalogue, Form to Enter.

Lastly, don’t forget about our BTU Back to School Party next Friday, September 30th.  *Please note the change in location this year: it will be at the IBEW 103 hall on Freeport Street in Dorchester!  

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