Join us Tuesday, August 11th from 10-11am or 6-7pm for a BFT virtual town hall meeting.
In order to keep the meeting focused around the questions and needs of members, we need you to fill out a survey by Monday, August 10th at noon.
Please pass the information about the survey and meeting to fellow members that may not be on FaceBook or check the BFT group email. DO NOT post to your school group email.
The link to join the meetings will be published on Tuesday, prior to each meeting start.
ISD 271 is not including union leadership in decisions.
July 30th Updates from MN and EdMN
Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 school year
Governor Walz's Emergency Executive Order 20-82
EdMN's full statement and initial reaction to the governor's announcement
New EdMN documents related to educator rights and reopening recommendations for this fall, including Refusal to Work Due to Safety Concerns, a School Building Reopening and Educators Rights flow chart and a MDH Requirements & Recommendations on School Reopening Summary.
Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The FFCRA is an extension of the FMLA that was put into place due to COVID-19. It expires Dec. 31, 2020. Under the FFCRA, an employee can receive limited district paid leave if they qualify for specific reasons due to COVID-19. Forms and supporting documentation will be required in order to be considered for FFCRA leave. If you are seeking accommodation, please contact HR.
The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown Minnesota into a state of grief and turmoil.
It's yet another example of the racism that black, brown and indigenous Minnesotans live with every day. It's also an opportunity for us to join together and rewrite the rules so everyone, with no exceptions, can thrive without fear, care for their families, have their voices heard, and their rights respected.
Interested in becoming a BFT Member?
If you would like to become a BFT member, you can sign up online or email email@example.com to get an application. You get one of those cool BFT shirts, too.
Substitute Teachers Can Join EdMN
The cost for substitute teachers to join Education Minnesota is $55 per year. Here is the link to enroll: Substitute Teacher Membership