Published On: January 24, 2017

Good morning. We’ve met twice recently in negotiations, and we’ll be back at it for four more full days of bargaining beginning the week of February 6.

In the meantime, this Friday and all Fridays going forward until our contract is settled are BTU Contract Fairness Days. We ask that all members wear something in BTU blue and our BTU stickers as well. Then upload your photos for all to enjoy!

Please plan to join us for our BTU Winter Conference on Saturday, February 4. Our confirmed keynote speaker will be Chicago Teachers Union Vice-President Jessie Sharkey. We hope to see you on Saturday, February 4 from 9 AM to 3 PM for the third annual BTU Winter Conference, open to all building reps and ALL interested BTU members. This conference will feature various workshops to help better prepare us for the changes approaching in our district and nationwide. To register to attend and learn more visit Breakfast, lunch and childcare will be provided. See the flyer for more details, and take a look at the tentative agenda.

IRS Dues: The dues are based on working the full calendar year 2016, January to December. Substitutes and anyone that does not work the full 2016 calendar year must look on their last check for 2016 to get the correct deduction (personal dues amount):

  • Teachers: $1288.54
  • Paras: $644.28

What are you doing Friday? We have a few tickets left for BTU night at the Celtics! Go Green. For information, call Pat at 617-288-2000 or email her.

The upcoming Pathway Programs for Severe Disabilities, Moderate Disabilities, and ESL licensure are posted on My Learning Plan.The deadline has been extended through January 29. Read more.

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