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MEMORANDUM

 

 

Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          February 13, 2020

 

Subject:     Updates


NEGOTIATIONS
As you may have heard, the mediator assigned to our negotiations was in the hospital for a prolonged period of time and also had his mother pass.

He is back at work and will schedule us as soon as possible, after the break.

We have had our two (2) pre-conferences with PERB regarding our Improper Practice charges against the District. Preliminary legal papers will be filed and a hearing date will be set.

We will be in Albany on March 2, 2020 meeting with the Western New York Delegation seeking additional funding and support for other important issues (in further update).


SCHOOL BUS ISSUES CONTINUE
Please advise us of continuing bus issues at your school by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


NEW YORK STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The Board of Regents has indicated that they may consider a revision to New York State’s graduation requirements. In preparation, NYSUT conducted a statewide survey on current New York State Graduations Requirements to random NYSUT members across New York State.

To further allow all members to share their input, there will be two regional forums. The dates and locations are as follows:

Date:    February 27, 2020
Time:    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm  
Location:    Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts 
     450 Masten Avenue
     Buffalo, NY 14209
 Host:    Dr. Catherine Collins, Regent
     
 Date:    March 31, 2020
 Time:    1:00 to 3:30 pm   
 Location:    Erie 1 Boces
     355 Harlem Road
     West Seneca, NY 14224
 Host:    Dr. Catherine Collins, Regent
     
 Date:    March 31, 2020
 Time:    5:30 to 8:00 pm
 Location:    Erie 1 Boces
     355 Harlem Road
     West Seneca, NY 14224
 Host:
   Dr. Catherine Collins, Regent

 

CELEBRATING S/HEROES IN EDUCATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARDS
There are two (2) Galas planned this year to honor Buffalo Teachers (“Celebrating S/Heroes in Education”) and Buffalo Teachers, Support Staff and Administrators (Excellence in Education Awards). 

The information for the Excellence in Education Award is attached (Click Here). 

Friends for a Better Buffalo will be hosting the Excellence in Education Awards (a black tie event) on Saturday, May 2, 2020. This event will honor Teachers, Support Staff and Administrators who work in schools within Buffalo. You may self-nominate or nominate a colleague. Nominations are due February 28, 2020.

For application, forms and more information, please go on www.friendsforabetterbuffalo.org.

The Celebrating S/Heroes in Education information will be emailed separately.


Please have a safe and restful mid-winter break.

PR:su

 

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