Who owns my distance and online learning lessons?
There have been many questions about who owns the distance learning and online learning lessons that teachers create. Click here to read the answer from the Education Minnesota lawyer.

Congrats to BFP treasurer and negoitiator, Darringer Funches, for winning the Omar Bonderud Human Rights Award. Students at Valley View Middle School look up to Darringer Funches. As the Dean’s Office paraprofessional, his unconditional empathy and advocacy help youth thrive. Among peer school staff, Funches promotes anti-racism change. Read more about Funches here.

Not sure which school board candidates to vote for in your city?

Watch School Board meetings on BEC-TV

Feeling anxious about school?

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

BFT Supporting People of Color

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What can you do?

We have formed a group called BEAR: Bloomington Educators Against Racism. We 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 BFT Social Justice committee, contact Cassie Pagel.

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.