Memo To:    All Buffalo Teachers

From:          Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:           March 3, 2022


Subject:     Updates – Negotiations, Superintendent Change

Due to the uncertainty and change in the Superintendent, the negotiations scheduled for today and tomorrow were rescheduled.


The Superintendent is in charge of and directs negotiations.


At this point, we are awaiting any changes Dr. Tonja Williams may make to the District’s negotiating team. The District’s team will present a contract “package proposal” to Interim Superintendent Dr. Williams and the Board on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.


We have, however, rescheduled negotiations for the following dates to move as quickly as possible, in light of this change. We’ll see.


Those dates are March 17, 18, 21, 24 and 25, 2022.


While this and any other changes may cause some additional changes, we believe we can reach an agreement soon – hopefully, within a month or two.


We will not, however, rush into a contract just to get it done. It must reflect and reward the dedication you have shown through these unprecedented times, nothing less.


District Changes
Dr. Cash provided many positive initiatives in our schools. He deserves much credit for them. We wish him and his family much happiness and good health.


We look forward to working with Dr. Williams. She knows our District and is willing to work with the School and Buffalo communities. She cares.


An Eight Year Old’s Inspiring Words of Compassion
When her 8 year old daughter, Grace (a Buffalo student), was asked do “you want to bring your mask to school today” she replied, “Yes, I want to have it so if any of my friends have to wear their masks, I can wear mine and make my friends feel more comfortable.”