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MEMORANDUM

 

 

Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          March 18, 2020

 

Subject:     So Much For Working Together


Enclosed (click here) please find a copy of correspondence from the District asking for our approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and our response.  Note the time and date we received it.

Apparently, the District had no intention of working with us, but rather wanted to impose its will on us.  Yes, they could have waited until we reached out to you and worked together.  Obviously, they chose not to.

We obviously, as do you, have concerns and questions relating to the document -- both in substance and tone.
We have asked for advice from NYSUT Legal as to what teachers can and cannot be required to do, especially under the current conditions.

The District’s seeking our last second agreement and then imposing it without our agreement is both demonstrative of bad faith and illegal.  So much for working together.   

We wonder how many teachers the District reached out to.   Regardless of the District’s actions, we are teachers, who care about our students, and therefore want to find ways to help them during what may well be a long time out of school.

Please review the attached and forward concerns and suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will forward them to the Superintendent.  We have reviewed it and obviously have concerns with tone (shall), implementation, definition of terms and phrases, etc.

Reminder –

As a result of the increased incidences of the coronavirus and to ensure the safety of our staff, the BTF office:

  • Will be open today, March 18, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Will be closed beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 until Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
  • Will be open for one day from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
  • Will be closed Thursday, March 26, 2020, until further notice. 
  • As previously requested, we ask that there be no visits to the office unless you have an appointment.
  • Staff will be available via email.

Jenna Burke – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Matt Kibler – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rob Mueller- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rebecca Pordum – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joseph Montante – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phil Rumore – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Click Here to view the staff assignment listing by school.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we overcome this very serious danger.

 

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