Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          May 23, 2023 


Subject:    Schedule Change

Schedule Change
In an attempt to prevent confusion resulting from any teacher transfers this year, the BTF and District have agreed to the following:

  • Requests for a transfer for the 2023-2024 school year shall be made from May 22 – June 2, 2023 using the transfer portal.
  • All previous transfer requests for the 2023-2024 school year that were submitted prior to the March 23 deadline this year must be resubmitted during the May 22 – June 2, 2023 window.
  • If there is a change to the school schedule changes reviewed by the Buffalo Board of Education on May 10, 2023 and/or the school schedule changes voted on by the Buffalo Board of Education on May 17, 2023 and a school that was listed as changing its starting and ending time does not end up changing its starting or ending time a teacher may either: (a) remain on the transfer list, or (b) withdraw his or her name from the transfer list.
  • The requirement that “Transferred teachers will remain in place for a minimum of two (2) years unless parties otherwise agree” (Article XIV G.) is waived for teachers receiving a transfer for the 2023-2024 school year only.
  • This Memorandum of Understanding is made by the parties pertaining only to the matter involved herein. It is made without precedent or prejudice to either party regarding the positions contained herein and/or any position taken by either party in the future except as necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement.


These are in addition to the previous information provided. (Click Here)


My Retirement
First, thank you to those who have sent cards and wished me well in retirement.


For those who have asked about a retirement “event”, as many know, I, while appreciative of the thought, do not like to be honored.


No major accomplishments are achieved by one person. They are achieved by everyone working together.


Thank you for all that you have accomplished and for your understanding of my wishes.