Burlington Education Association

Category: BEA News


Burlington Teachers Formally Reject Imposed Working Conditions

As the union’s members decide next steps, the Burlington Education Association urges the board to drop imposition and return to the table and settle BURLINGTON – The men and women who teach Burlington’s children today unanimously voted to reject last week’s…

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Burlington School Board Chooses Chaos Over Settlement

Board’s decision to impose working conditions instead of reaching a settlement throws decades of collaboration with district’s teachers aside BURLINGTON – The Burlington School Board’s decision to end bargaining and move to impose working conditions means they have chosen division, chaos…

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Watch President Fran Brock and Chief Negotiator Bob Church the Course to a Contract

BEA President Fran Brock and Chief Negotiator Bob Church appeared on the Burlington Free Press’ The Table program on September 8th. Brock and Church spoke about the pathway to settlement, the lack of budgetary transparency and to urge the Burlington…

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BEA President Fran Brock’s Statement to the Burlington School Board

Good evening. I am Fran Brock, a history teacher at Burlington High School and president of the Burlington Education Association.  We have been trying to settle a one-year contract for this year for more than a year. This process started…

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Message to Members

As you should know from our emails, your 10-minute meetings, and your regular visits to the Burlington Education Association web page, the negotiating teams will sit down on Monday afternoon for another session with a mediator. I have encouraged our negotiators to…

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BEA Offers Course to Contract (Updated 9/14/16)

​BEA President Fran Brock and Chief Negotiator Bob Church appeared on the Burlington Free Press’ The Table program on September 8th. Brock and Church spoke about the pathway to settlement, the lack of budgetary transparency and to urge the Burlington…

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Welcome to District Faculty and Staff

Good morning! I am Fran Brock, president of the Burlington Education Association. Let me introduce your other officers, please stand: Andrew Styles, Vice President; Marcel Girouard, Treasurer; and Greg Gillard, Secretary. Also, here are the key committee chairs: Beth Fialko…

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Burlington Teachers Decry Board’s Path of Disruption

Burlington Education Association says Report of Neutral Fact-Finder Paves Path Toward Settlement BURLINGTON – The city’s teachers condemned the chair and vice-chair of the Burlington School Board for seeming to choose disruption instead of negotiation with their public threats of…

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BEA President Fran Brock’s Statement on Contract Negotiations

It is unfortunate that the school board and its negotiating team prefer to issue press releases rather than stay at the bargaining table to reach a settlement. Instead of trying to score points in the media, Board Chairman Mark Porter…

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