Member Update 1-19-22

Dear members:

This is a reminder that the BOE meeting is on Thursday, 1-20-22. The meeting is in person, so those who are speaking need to show up to City Hall  by 5:45 p.m. Nicole Drabecki will be there at 5:30 to hand out the white cards to fill out if you are speaking. She will collect them and turn them in before 6:00 p.m. We need to have a presence at this meeting if we are serious about asking for a raise and showing support for our negotiations team who went in with a proposal of 5% raise and a floating Health Benefits Cap of 1%. The District may counter on 1-21-22.

You can also speak at the 7:00 meeting or you can just attend and support the speakers by sitting in the  audience. We are all running on fumes, but I appreciate all of you who are doing their part. Remember you can always email the BOE if you cannot attend. The State of The Union 2021-22  PowerPoint has information on how to email the board on slide 18.

For those who want to speak virtually via Zoom Webinar, there is a Google form to fill out.  https://forms.gle/Tok33J5J9EBpJNZm9   I would submit it as soon as you can, or you may be in the queue for a while.

Contact office@burbankteachers.org if you have questions.

See you there!

Diana

Burbank Teachers Association

The Burbank Teachers Association, established in 1948 and incorporated in 1963, is the exclusive bargaining agent for teachers, counselors, school nurses, and speech and language pathologists in the Burbank Unified School District.

BTA’S MISSION

MISSION

BTA’s mission is to provide quality public education for all students, to protect and promote the well-being and working conditions of our members, and to solidify and advance our collective bargaining rights.

VALUES

We value a safe teaching and learning environment that addresses the physical, mental, and emotional needs of our members. We work to improve and maintain fair working and learning conditions. We want to always focus on attracting and retaining quality educators.

VISION

BTA continues to be a professional organization that represents and engages all members through an active presence in the community and it continues to focus on maintaining a balanced relationship with parents, district, and community members.

Quality Educators

In the 2021-2022 school year, Burbank Teachers Association represents over 750 educators. BTA is affiliated with the California Teachers Association (CTA) and National Education Association (NEA).

We are governed by an Executive Board elected by the membership consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two High School Directors, Middle School Director, two Elementary School Directors, two State Council Representatives, two  At-Large Directors, and a CTA Board Member. The policy making body is the Representative Council consisting of elected members from each school site with a total membership of about 50 representatives.

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