Welcome to our new and improved website! I wish this were under different terms as we all grapple daily with the five W’s. BTA continues to support you and enforce the rights and protections we have under our current MOU and contract. Now more than ever it is important to have our union in place. I hope the few who are not members will grow to see that what they are able to enjoy is a result of all of their colleagues’ joint efforts to support unionism.
Today we move forward and practice safe measures until COVID-19 retracts, and it becomes safe for us to return to a new sense of normalcy. BTA is here for all of our members and in spite of our imperfection, we will rise and show our Burbank community what consummate educators look like as we resume education through a distance learning platform.
I look forward to the day we can meet again in person. We will celebrate! Until then, be well and stay well.
Member Update 4-06-21
Thank you for your advocacy, support, and patience. We have finished the MOU and signed it. Here is the MOU REGARDING THE OPENING OF SCHOOLS: PHASE 3 . Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Our world has been turned upside down a few times this year, but I never forget who we represent and that is you. It is not easy to meet everyone’s needs or to agree on everything, but the hard work of Nate Banditelli, Sue Conway, Adam Hochberg, Brenda Kosbab, Heidi Lavitt, and Laura Mixon is to be commended. I also want to thank your Eboard Nicole Drabecki, Dahlia Dobbertin, Alyson Edge, Michelle Dixon, Jessica Mayes, Lisa Raluy, Samantha Robman, Sarah Schwartz, Bridget Highfill, Jerry Mullady, and Mark Norberg. In addition, I want to thank Allison Murphy who has served as the BHS interim high school director and Chandra Collins, Cristy Brinton, Michelle Dixon, and Janice Gresham who worked hours on the SPED part of the MOU. Finally, I want to thank Alice Holmes who keeps our office running and our communiques going out to you.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou
April is National Poetry month.