Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          September 3, 2021


Subject:     Updates/Survey

We are still awaiting the District’s analysis of the cost of salary step removal (compression) so that we can have it analyzed and also for a date to continue negotiations. Note: We will obtain more information relating to the District’s financial position once they submit what is called the ST-3 form to NYSED this month.

Concurrent/Simultaneous Non-Learning
Although we have advised the District of the detrimental consequences of concurrent/simultaneous non-learning, the District has stated its intention to implement this detrimental procedure.


In consultation with our attorneys, we will be filing a demand to negotiate the impact of this detrimental procedure, (e.g. voluntary, extra support in the room, extra pay, length of time for participation by students, limitation on number of students, etc.) as well as taking other legal action to prevent its implementation.

Teaching and Learning Conditions
Below, please find a link (Please Refer to the Email Sent To You for the Link) to our BTF School/Site Health and Safety Assessment. Initially, we are asking all teachers to respond in order to have a comprehensive assessment of the conditions at your school/site.

Please complete it as soon as you can... by September 19, 2021.


Please stay well. Take no chances.