LCFF & LCAP
NEW SCHOOL FUNDING!!! Wondering what LCFF and LCAP means to BUSD, your classrooms, and our community? Review… [more]
BTA Google Calendar
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You Should Work For BTA
Let your voice be heard! BTA should work for you -- ARE THEY? That is a GREAT question! But it is… [more]
Want Smaller Class Sizes?
BTA President Greg Abt and Negotiations Chair Catalina Quintero have completed their site visits. After… [more]
NEA’s national day of awareness!
Our schools belong to all of us: the students who learn in them, the parents who support them, the educators and staff who work in them, and the communities that they anchor. We demand direct involvement in the decisions that affect our schools. For more information, click here: www.edvotes.org/ourschools. For more information on LCFF, please see the post below and view the presentation document.
BTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DEC. 17!
Do you care about SALARY, HEALTHCARE,
NEGOTIATIONS, LCFF, and more?! Be there!!!
When? Dec. 17
Time? 4:00 p.m.
Where? Beaumont High School, MPR, Rm. H106
NEW SCHOOL FUNDING!!!
Wondering what LCFF and LCAP means to BUSD, your classrooms, and our community? Review the information in the document attached below and get YOUR IDEAS and YOUR VOICE heard!!
Click here: BTA LCFF
December 6, 2013 By bta-admin
Just a reminder that the First Friday Social will be Tomorrow, Dec. 6, from 3:30-5:30 at The Sandtrap.
The Sandtrap is located at 892 W. Oak Valley Blvd. in the shopping complex by Holiday Inn Express.
Appetizers will be provided. You provide the FUN!
Need to know the BTA events schedule so that you can
get involved? Quickly add the BTA Google Calendar to
your personal or professional calendar!
Let your voice be heard!
BTA should work for you — ARE THEY?
That is a GREAT question! But it is worded incorrectly. It should read “You should work for BTA.” Why? Because YOU are BTA! There are over 370 members in BTA. Those 5 names on E-Board represent you; they are not BTA! YOU are BTA!
- BTA is restructuring all committees, so that more members, YOU, can get involved!
- Organizing is ongoing. The minute we stop organizing is the minute we stop moving forward.
- Negotiations start in December — site visits have confirmed 3 areas of concern that our membership feels strongly about: Reasonable Healthcare, Class Size Reduction, and Salary.
If you want to be part of the restructuring that is occurring, come to Applebee’s tomorrow from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and seriously consider signing up for one of these committees:
1. Organizing: (Go out to school sites, phone calls, assessment of membership. Talking to the members to insure we all want the same goals.)
2. Community Outreach: (Cherry Festival and other community events)
3. PAC (Political Action; help with elections) Julio Martinez -Chair
4. Elections (Ratification of contract and BTA elections) Carol Stairs – Chair
5. Grievance: Jennifer Tilson – Chair
6. Healthcare: New Committee
7. Communications (Social Media) Betsy Newmeyer – Appt. Chair
8. Scholarship: Kelsey Tedrow – Chair
BTA President Greg Abt and Negotiations Chair Catalina Quintero have completed their site visits. After talking with teachers about their concerns, three issues came up:
- Smaller class sizes
- Salary increase
- Health care
To respond to these concerns, the BTA Executive Board is requesting that each member get involved by participating in a letter/email campaign to express your concerns regarding the current overpopulated classrooms, the lack of teacher-student bonds caused by such, and the challenges you are experiencing. To learn more about what your E-board is doing about these concerns, click on the link to read the attached letter.
Here is the link to vote for the ratification vote for the contract for last year. Follow the link. The directions and the Tentative Agreement and the Kindergarten MOU are posted there if you would like to read. The voting will open on September 30 and end on October 4. If you have trouble voting, please email Elections Chair, Carol Stairs.
Thanks for taking the time to vote!
To vote, click here: www.onlinexfer.com/
UPDATE: The votes has been counted: 144 Yes Votes to 33 No Votes. The contract has now been ratified. Thank you.
A little birdie told me that some BTA Site Reps have gone rogue.
Reps have been spotted around school snapping photos of only the most fabulous bulletin board to be found. And those photos just might make their way onto our BTA Pinterest boards. So spiff up those classrooms. You never know what spy is lurking about. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
It’s nearly time for BTA members to vote, either for or against, ratifying our contract with Beaumont Unified School District. To check out the actual tentative agreement and MOU, and the powerpoint explaining the tentative agreement, click on the links below.
Before the ratification vote takes place, BTA President Greg Apt and Negotiations Chair Catalina Quintero are hitting the pavement with the earnest desire to talk to each and every BTA member about their concerns. They want to hear from YOU! What concerns do you have about the contract? Greg and Catalina will be on hand at your school site, during your lunch time, on the following dates to answer all your pressing questions.
9/11: Three Rings Ranch
9/18: Anna Hause
9/23: Tournament Hills
9/24: San G
9/27: Mountain View
Glen View – Date TBA
Voting for Ratification will begin on the 9/30-10/4.
As Beaumont teachers head back into the classrooms, heads filled with PBiS and Common Core, BTA would like to remind you of our commitment to our teachers. We are here to help. BTA will ADVOCATE for the needs of our students and teachers, as well as EDUCATE and SUPPORT our teachers. But did you know . . .
- BTA has a Facebook page? We are committed to staying connected with our members. Click here to like our FB page: BTA ON FACEBOOK
- BTA has its very own Pinterest page? Look us up under the name: Beaumont Teachers. Our boards are specially designed to inspire our teachers. Have a pin to share? Click here to get connected: BTA ON PINTEREST
So, how can we serve you today? Send us your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Stay tuned for more exciting new developments as they happen!
Please review documents from May 25 – May 31, 2013. Voting to ratify will take place from June 3 -June 5, 2013.
Thanks to all who voted. We will be having a run off election in the Fall between Yvonne Lanthrip from Banning Unified and Trina Brown from Beaumont Unified for the State Council seat. Let’ s see if we can rock this vote in the Fall!
Who won the scholarships? Pictures and bios coming soon…
Twelve Beaumont Teachers Association Members attended the Good Teaching Conference in Los Angeles on March 22nd through March 24th. Also in attendance was Christy Goennier, our superintendent of curriculum for Beaumont Unified. The district graciously donated $5,000 dollars to BTA for our members to attend this conference. Great workshops inspired, enticed, and empowered our members. Members had a chance to grab CTA officers, President Dean Vogel, Vice President Eric Heins, and Secretary Treasure Mikki Cichoki-Semo for a photo opp after the conference had concluded. Keep this conference in mind for next year. Learn more at cta.org.