Published On: December 20, 2022

With just two more days before the break, we wish you all happy holidays! However you celebrate, we hope you have a safe, relaxing holiday season and very happy New Year. Please enjoy your well-deserved winter break, and we look forward to welcoming 2023 with you all!

Last week, we welcomed Superintendent Skipper (virtually!) to our membership meeting. Thank you to the Superintendent for taking the time to join us and to speak with our members! Next month, we plan to host School Committee Chairwoman Jeri Robinson and share plans for the Inclusion Working Group. 

If your school has not yet scheduled a Contract Coffee Hour, please be sure to email Natasha Moore. Natasha is our new administrative assistant who formally started this week. She is also a graduate of BPS and current BPS parent, and we are thrilled to have her join the team!

Last week, Governor-elect Maura Healey announced that she has appointed former Lynn superintendent Patrick Tutwiler as Secretary of Education. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Tutwiler in his new capacity. Mr. Tutwiler spent time as an educator in BPS and is known to be a collaborative and solutions-oriented leader who has a deep understanding of our schools and what they need. We look forward to working alongside him to secure the resources and innovations needed to ensure the state is doing its part to create the schools our students deserve.

As we announced a few weeks ago, we have launched a new page on our website where we will be linking important documents regarding the Inclusion Planning Team process and Inclusion provisions. You can visit for more information on our vision for inclusion and how our new contract ensures the implementation of vital resources. 

Reminder that pay grids are now available on our website. Please visit this summary from BPS for more information. This Google Doc will continue to be updated when new information becomes available, but we are still awaiting many responses from BPS regarding many outstanding items from our contract.

We’re hiring! We’re looking for a Communications Assistant and a Financial Administrative Assistant, both permanent full-time opportunities at the BTU.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle Frank for the Communications position and Natasha Moore for the Financial assistant via email or by mail to the union hall.

Finally, next week, December 28, is the deadline for the City’s offer of discounted MBTA passport program, Bluebikes memberships and fitness reimbursements to City employees in order to have a pass for January 1. Remember, you need to log into ESS to purchase them from the city’s portal. Learn more

Share This Story!