Good day. Last week we mailed to BTU Building Reps a packet of postcards that members can fill out in support of our current population of 253 excessed teachers. Many of the 253 teachers were excessed from Brighton and Excel High Schools, both of which have been designated as Turnaround Schools; the Mattahunt, which was closed; and the Dever, which has gone from Level 5 to Level 5 1/2 (after going from Level 3 to Level 4 to Level 5, where it was mishandled by Blueprint). Other teachers are in this position because are returning from leave or were excessed because of a school’s programmatic needs. In all of the aforementioned cases, our members were excessed through no fault of their own, and they deserve our support.
For an explanation of the excess process — who got excessed, why, and why it’s important to continue our support of their due process rights — please see the essay that appeared last week in Blue Mass Group by President Richard Stutman.