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The Back to School issue of the Baltimore Educator, BTU’s magazine/newsletter, is now available online! All members will also receive a print edition of this issue.   The theme of this issue is “Growing Where We’re Planted”. This issue is bursting at the seams with BTU news, analysis, and reflections. Some highlights include a PSRP negotiations update, an article about PSRP Appreciation Week, reports from the national AFT Convention and the BR/ULR retreat, and a harrowing
Photo of PSRP Member Spotlight Terri Lee
Terri Lee is a Special Education paraeducator and BTU Building Representative at Dickey Hill Elementary, where she has worked for 14 years. Prior to that, Ms. Lee worked at Forest Park High School, Western High School, City College High School, and Robert Coleman Elementary. Ms. Lee has been in the district for 34 years. Please tell us a little about your job.  I started out as a paraprofessional, then I moved to being a paraeducator,
Know Your Contract -Transfers Articles 10 (Teacher Chapter) and XII.2 (PSRP Chapter) By: Cynthia Sjoquist, BTU Field Representative While the Voluntary Transfer Window is some ways away (late April), involuntary transfers (also called “being surplussed”) may happen throughout the year. Despite the Maryland State statute which grants the CEO the ultimate authority to assign and appoint based on the needs of the system, you do have rights! Here’s a look at your rights in both
The new issue of the Baltimore Educator, BTU’s magazine/newsletter, is now available online! All members will also receive a print edition of this issue.   The theme of this issue is “Raising Youth Voices”. We are excited to be publishing multiple articles, editorials, poems, and works of art by Baltimore City Public Schools students! This issue also includes Cindy Sjoquist’s final installment of “Know Your Contract”, along with member spotlights and shout-outs, a PSRP update, upcoming events,
The new issue of the Baltimore Educator, BTU’s magazine/newsletter, is now available online! Eventually, you will also be able to read and share individual articles from this issue on the BTU blog. All members will also receive a print edition of this issue in their school or office mailbox.   The theme of this issue is “Healing Together” and it features articles about physical, emotional and social healing and the challenges that make healing more difficult