This past week a standing room-only crowd of approximately 400 attended a forum at the 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury. Superintendent Carol Johnson, BTU President Richard Stutman, a parent from the Dearborn, and a student from the Edward Kennedy Health Careers Horace Mann Charter School talked about their hopes for a settled, effective contract.
We noted that the school district ‘put the arm’ on its administrators to attend and their presence was noticed and appreciated. The school district sent out an e-mail on the afternoon of the forum asking all school administrators to attend.
In all, it was an excellent event, and there was a healthy, two hour-long discussion on the issues. An estimated 100-125 BTU members were in attendance. We thank all teachers and other BTU staff, both active and retired who attended this forum. We desire a contract that is good for students and fair to our members, no more and no less.