Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          July 14, 2021


Subject:     Summer 2021 Increase for Some Teachers

In order to increase teacher participation in summer school programs, the District wanted to have some teachers, who are receiving the hourly rate, receive 1/400 of their salary.

We indicated that we were willing to work with the District on this by sending two (2) Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s).

However, the District would not agree to having all teachers receive the summer hourly rate increase. It was too much work as some teachers were being paid from different funds.

Apparently, the District is once again attempting to set teacher against teacher.

Discrimination against teachers by only having some teachers, who are being paid the hourly rate, receive an increase, is against all that Buffalo teachers stand for… unbroken solidarity.