Burlington Education Association

Category: BEA News


Ask a Librarian

The Burlington Free Press recently ran an article highlighting our very own Shannon Walters, the Teacher-Librarian at BHS! Find out how librarians are becoming even more important in the 21st Century.​ http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2017/07/24/fake-news-ask-librarian/489003001/ ​Thank you to all of the Teacher Librarians…

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Comments to School Board, June 13th

Good evening.  Here we are again. It has been almost a year since the last time we were awaiting a fact-finder’s report. As you know, the findings are not binding. However, after hearing the proposals from both us and you,…

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Burlington Teachers, BSD Move to Fact-Finder

The Burlington Education Association and representatives from the Burlington School District met Wednesday with little success in the ongoing effort to secure a contractual agreement for the 2017-18 school year. Since no agreement was reached, the parties now move to…

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Statement to School Board on May 9, 2017

Good evening, As President of the BEA, let me share with you two issues of particular concern to teachers.  As of yesterday, your Board consent agenda included a teacher renewal list that indicates 248 teachers have returned their letters of…

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BEA Seeks Settlement That Puts Students First

Burlington, VT The Burlington Education Association and Burlington Board of School Commissioners will meet with a mediator on Tuesday, April 11 in an effort to reach a fair and respectful contract. The Board declared impasse on March 17. The BEA’s proposal…

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Burlington Teachers Continue to Seek Contract Agreement Despite Board’s Impasse Declaration

Burlington Education Association negotiators press for agreement that attracts and retains the best for the city’s students BURLINGTON — The Burlington School Board directed its negotiators Thursday night to declare impasse in the contract negotiations with the Burlington Education Association….

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BEA President Fran Brock’s Negotiations Update

Greetings on this very snowy afternoon fellow members! Let me share a few thoughts with you about Monday’s press release from the Burlington School Board about our contract negotiations. For starters, please be assured that despite the tone of the…

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Burlington’s Schools Rock!

Burlington’s teachers took to the streets on our first float for Burlington’s Mardi Gras. The message that we shared was the fact that Burlington’s Schools Rock! We hope that everyone enjoyed their shirts. Thank you, Burlington residents, for all of the support…

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BEA Members Attend Vermont-NEA’s “Lobby Days” at the State House

Members of the Burlington Education Association attended two lobbying sessions at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. Members were able to meet with members of the Vermont State Senate and House of Representatives in order to represent the perspective of…

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BEA Contract Proposal Focuses on Serving City’s Students

The Burlington Education Association and the Burlington School Board today exchanged initial contract proposals. The two negotiating teams will study the other’s proposal and will meet again within the next few weeks when the BEA hopes agreement can be reached…

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