Check out the May BFT Newsletter for info about ...

  • Contract negotiations updates

  • Contributing to your HSA tax-free

  • End-of-session rally at the state Capitol May 15

  • Petition information for funding public education

  • Summer Writing Applications Due May 23

  • Retirement seminar

  • Minnesota Safe Learning Survey Spring Version

BFT Supporting People of Color

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What can you do?

Some educators have formed a group called BEAR: Bloomington Educators Against Racism. They are also looking to form sub groups, with a focus on other social justice issues such as equity, LGBTQ, teachers of color, etc... If you are interested in being a part of the BEAR, contact Cassie Pagel or Emily Trieu.

Feeling anxious, sad, worried or overwhelmed?

Bloomington Public Schools partners with Fairview to provide staff with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). It is available to all employees and their families. Counselors offer support and guidance for:

  • Relationship, parenting and family concerns

  • Work-related concerns and work-life balance

  • Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Grief

  • Conflict management

  • Change management

  • Financial problems

  • Leaves of absence and returning to work

Click here to learn out more about EAP

Watch School Board meetings on BEC-TV

Check out our new member website.

Substitutes Can Join EdMN

The cost for substitute teachers to join Education Minnesota is around $55 per year. Here is the link to enroll: Substitute Teacher Membership

Get BFT group emails

Are you receiving emails from the BFT group? If not, here are directions to request be added to the BFT email group.