BTU Silent Representative Application
In an effort to create a more transparent and inclusive negotiating process, we are asking that BTU members participate in the upcoming negotiations as "silent representatives." We are looking for a diverse, representative group (race/ethnicity, age, job role, union involvement, years of service, etc.) that is willing to commit to attending negotiating sessions to silently observe, attend caucus meetings as needed and help to create summary reports to keep all of our members informed about the process and developments. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the way the contract is negotiated. We are hoping to meet during the week over the summer and during afternoon and evening hours during the school year. The schedule is still being determined, but generally it is about 4-5 hours a week. We are looking to have as many BTU bargaining unit members as possible participate. Please complete this and share it with other members you think might be interested.
Non BPS (personal) E-mail
In an attempt to build a diverse group please identify your race/ethnicity (please check all that apply):
In an attempt to build a diverse group please identify your role (please check all that apply):
Related Service Provider (OT, PT, SLP, Vision)
In an attempt to build a diverse group please identify the grade level(s) you serve (please check all that apply):
K-0 to 2nd grade
Why are you interested in becoming a "silent representative"?
What affiliations, if any do you have? (Please check all that apply):
Collective Bargaining Committee
Are you able to attend weekly meetings for 3 or more hours at a time? (It's okay if you can't--this is just for information purposes.)
As a silent observer, you will be asked to commit to attend a selection of the meetings in advance. How many meetings are you willing and interested in committing to within one month? (Please check all that apply.)
What is your BPS ID #?
What issues are you interested in observing? (Please check all that apply.)
Welcoming Schools Buildings and Facilities
Supports for Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health
Addressing the Whole Child
Well-Resourced and Fully-Staffed Special Education Programs
Increased Supports for Multilingual Learners
Hiring, Retaining, and Supporting Racially and Linguistically Diverse Staff
Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices, including Ethnic Studies
Fair and Equitable Compensation and Benefits
Valuing Our Paraprofessionals
Valuing Our Substitutes
Supporting Our Specialists and Access to Arts and Athletics
Access to Fully Staffed and Resourced Libraries
Aspirations for ABA Specialists
Sustainable Workloads and Smaller Class Sizes to Meet the Needs of Students
Quality Professional Development/Professional Culture
Equity and Respect for Educators in “Non-Traditional” Schools
Fair Evaluations for Professional Educators
All of the above
What questions, if any, do you have?
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