Published On: September 6, 2017

ELT Implementation Information
The full implementation of our Schedule A ELT Agreement this year to all traditional elementary and K-8 schools means members will experience many changes beyond the added 40 minutes of instructional time. All teachers in Schedule A schools will be paid according to a new salary schedule where all steps and lanes are increased by $4,464 (this will increase upon ratification of the new contract). Paras are paid at the hourly rate for all hours worked. Here are a few resources to help you understand new structures, rights, and responsibilities under the Schedule A agreement.

Even with Extended Day, PD Today is Six Hours
Today’s work is classified as professional development hours, not a regular school day. If your staff is asked to work more than the six hours, please contact your field rep.

ELT Joint Task Force
The BTU seeks a member to serve on the ELT Joint Task Force. If you work in a Schedule A school and are interested in serving on this committee that oversees the ELT rollout, please express your interest here by Friday.

Meeting on Unassigned Teachers and Teachers in SPC Roles
All members are invited to a meeting on Monday, September 11 from 4:30-6:30 PM to learn more about the issue of teachers being assigned to suitable professional capacity roles. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Meeting is open to members only.

The BTU Inquiry Project: Renew, Reinvigorate, Research
Earn graduate credit for this teacher-led professional learning experience that affirms and deepens your identity as an educator through rigorous academic research into questions of practice that are important to you and your students.Open to ALL BTU members. See the flyer or read more information and apply. The application deadline is September 22, and the course will begin in early October.

AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Fellowship: Stipend Opportunity
What is education policy and how does it work? How can I advocate for my students and my profession? How does policy affect me, my students, and my school? Learn about these and more in the AFT/BTU Teacher Leader Program. This program meets on nine Saturdays across the school year. Read more details and apply. The fellowship stipend is $1,500. Download a flyer for posting. Contact Paul with questions.

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