Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          March 29, 2023 


Subject:    Negotiations Updates

As per our last correspondence (March 24, 2023 – Click Here), the District is preparing written responses to the issues in our last negotiating session. We will respond as soon as they are received and update you.


Although we have made significant progress in our last sessions, we still have issues to resolve. Some of which are:

  • Diminished healthcare for current and future teachers when they retire.
  • Bell-time changes.
  • Extended school year 42 to 43 weeks.

Allows district to decide when school starts/ends, when in-services, etc. can be scheduled. Currently teachers must approve a calendar over 42 weeks. We have always negotiated a calendar to which both BTF and District agree.


In anticipation of having a contract proposal for your review as soon as possible, we are working with Kleinhans for available dates after the spring recess for a ratification meeting.