Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          September 9, 2022


Subject:    Negotiations/Transportation Bell-Time MOU

Transportation Bell-Time MOU

I have not signed the insane (I’m being kind) Transportation Bell-Time MOU.


Indeed, we have, today, filed charges with the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) against the District. (Click Here)


Just when you think the Superintendent, Board and others in the District can’t be more insulting and callous, they:

  • Wait until April 2022 (three years after negotiations began) to present a one-sided detrimental proposal.
  • Don’t follow-up on said contract proposal until September 1, 2022.
  • Expect us to agree to an MOU that is far worse than their contract proposal.
  • Present an MOU that provides no details relating to where, when, how and why.
  • Expect parents and staff to change their childcare and other responsibilities after they are already in place.
  • Have some students waiting in the dark longer.
  • Have some students arrive home 6-8pm.
  • Tell teachers if you don’t like it or can’t do it, transfer out, leave your students, and start at a new school.
  • Don’t explain how afterschool programs will continue.


More acid in the wounds.



Another great turnout today! Well done. Thank you.


Submissions to Fact-Finder

Unlike the Board, who after they asked for a Fact-Finder and was appointed in August, we submitted our issues to him this week. Oh, as you may recall, the Board can’t submit theirs until into October.