BTU News Updates
There are a few bills on Beacon Hill that we are concerned about. One bill filed by Russell Holmes (D-Boston) and Barry Finegold (D-Andover) at the request of the Boston Foundation would eliminate the charter cap. The elimination of the charter cap would allow for the unfettered growth of charter schools, which currently drain the BPS of approximately $100 million annually. Another bill, filed by Mayor Menino, would force our 48 Level 3 schools into turnaround status.
The BTU membership has authorized the hiring of a Director of Organizing. Check out the job description.Here is the authorizing motion:
Last week the joint House and Senate Committee on Education held an all-day hearing on a few key measures up for debate at the State House. One bill filed by Russell Holmes (D-Boston) and Barry Finegold (D-Andover) at the request of the Boston Foundation would eliminate the charter cap.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 4:00pm
The BTU Health and Welfare office is sponsoring their 33rd Annual Fun Run and Walk on Friday, June 7 at 4 PM. All members are invited to participate. Check out the event flyer.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
The BTU Membership meeting is the second Wednesday of the month.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 4:00pm
Each year we hold a meeting designed to help eligible people learn how to shelter their severance pay from federal and state taxation. The meeting this year will be held on Thursday, June 13 from 4 PM onward at the BTU. At this meeting one will be...