Building Futures Together since 1953

2017-19 Contract

Check out the September newsletter:

  • Heritage Days parade sign up
  • School Board Election endorsements
  • Free PD for BFT members
  • New FIRE Cohort formed
  • MEA registration open
  • Wage Theft Legislation & Summer Writing Requests information
  • Much more


Click here to see the details of our tentative contract agreement.

Voting will be the week of September 10th.

The 2019-2021 tentative agreement by 92%.

701 members voted out of our 900+ members with 641 yes votes and 60 no.

The next step is the ratification at the next school board meeting. As soon as we get all the updates and changes in the contract, we will post it on the BFT website.

Stay up to date by signing up for text messages from the BFT, using REMIND.

Text @bft271 to the # 81010

Look for BFT social events, meetings and upcoming conferences and conventions on the BFT calendar.

BFT Announcements

BFT Spring Picnic

BFT members and their families are invited to the Spring Picnic.

Thursday, May 16th from 3:00 - 7:00 at Moir Park

The picnic will be held rain or shine.

Enjoy wonderful food and drinks! Enter the drawing for gift cards!

Menu: Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Brats, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Fruit, Bars/Cookies, Water, Soda, Beer

Questions? Contact Jackie Kuhns - BFT Social Chair - jmkuhns@isd271.org

Annual BFT Social/Fundraiser

Join the BFT on Friday, March 1st at the Bloomington Event Center for fun, food, drinks, bingo and prize drawings to raise money for Education Foundation of Bloomington scholarships. Buy tickets online beginning Wednesday, February 13th at bit.ly/BFTFun.

  • Who: BFT Members and your significant others
  • When: March 1st, 4:30pm-8:30pm
  • Where: Bloomington Event Center (Knights of Columbus) 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420
  • What: Scholarship fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Bloomington to support BPS students

Thank you

Thanks for getting out to vote in the November elections. Check out all the results.

BFT contract trivia questions

Click out the answers to the questions from Membership Week.


Interested in becoming a BFT Member?

If you would like to become a BFT member, you can sign up online or email bftmembership@gmail.com to get an application. You get one of those cool BFT shirts, too.

BFT Membership Week: September 24-28

We are having Membership Monday, Trivia Tuesday, "Wellness" Wednesday, Thrifty Thursday and Future Friday. Learn more about the BFT Membership Week activities here.

BFT Fall Tailgate Picnic, September 23

  • To wrap up BFT membership week (and replace the fall picnic), we will have a BFT tailgate picnic on Friday, September 28th before the "Battle of Bloomington" football game between Kennedy and Jefferson, starting at 3:30-6:00 PM. Bring your family, lawn chairs and games. All are welcome!!

Need help finding your membership dues for 2017 taxes?

  • Click here for a guide to finding out how much you paid in membership dues during 2017

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