Building Futures Together since 1953

2019-21 Contract

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Do you like the BFT hats, scarves, blankets or sweatshirts you have been seeing around?

  • School Board Policy 457: Bloomington Public Schools maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of harassment and violence. Everyone is to be treated with respect and dignity. Harassment or violence by any student, teacher, administrator or other school personnel which creates an intimidating environment will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • If you have experienced harassment or violence at school, please fill out this form.

Lots to read in the March newsletter

The Real Bloomington Story - Retirement Basics - Spring Fundraiser- Delegate Convention - BFT Elections - Early Childhood/Adult Ed Restructure

Welcome to our BFT Retirement specialist, Jeremy Kersten.

Feel free to email Jeremy if you have any questions about retiring.

Check out the retirement website.

*Do you paint?

*Make beer?

*Are you an amazing photographer?

*Could you give piano/music lessons?

*Do you have season tickets that you would like to donate?

*What about a month of eggs from your chickens?

*Do you sew/crochet/knit?

We KNOW that our members having amazing talents and that your talents would bring in money to support the Education Foundation of Bloomington.

Please email Molly Geislinger: mgeislinger@isd271.org with your ideas.

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

Text @bft271 to the # 81010

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

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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