Public Outreach/Community Relations Committee
1st Tuesdays 6:00pm
This committee will plan and implement community outreach projects and act as a liaison between the union and student, parent and community groups with the goal of supporting grassroots organizing work in Baltimore City.
PSRP committee (formerly SRP)
1st Wednesdays 4:30 pm
This committee addresses concerns and problems confronting PSRPs and constructs workshops and seminars to enable PSRPs to be more effective.
1st Wednesdays 4:30 pm
This committee designs and implements the strategy, research and organizing necessary to maximize the power of collective bargaining.
1st Wednesdays 4:30 pm
This committee meets with BCPSS officials periodically to keep the union informed on progress made to renew visas of international teachers. It also assists international teachers and students with problems on the job, in school, and in the community.
New Teacher Steering Committee
1st Thursdays 4:00 pm
This action group works to identify concerns of new teachers and implement organizing solutions to address those concerns.
Special Events Committee
1st Thursdays 6:30 pm
This committee plans special events.
Educational Issues Committee
2nd Mondays 5:00 pm
This committee works to discuss and disseminate research relevant to classroom practitioners. It offers opportunities for members to publicize best practices and reform issues.
2nd Wednesdays 4:30 pm
This committee conducts research on member concerns related to benefits, and proposes solutions that can be pursued through collective bargaining or organizing.
2nd Wednesdays 5:00 pm
This committee works with BRs and field representatives on school based and district wide educational issues, organizes and mobilizes rank-and-file members, students, and parents, creates campaigns, delivers organizing trainings, fosters community partnerships, and provides technical assistance to UCCs.
Special Education Committee
2nd Thursdays 4:30pm
This committee discusses special education issues and develops policy for the BTU and in the area of special education, the Consent Decree, inclusion, and other issues, and compiles current issues for monthly BTU/OSE meetings.
Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Committee
3rd Mondays 4:30pm
This committee identifies and supports issues and events relating to civil, human, and women’s rights.
Baltimore Community COVID-19 Task Force
3rd Mondays 6:00 pm
This Task Force meets to address specific issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. (This is a special emergency task force, not a permanent standing committee.)
3rd Wednesdays 5:00
This committee informs members about legislation in Maryland, General Assembly that impacts education and educators, and organizes and trains members to lobby for policies that impact BCPSS and the union (Kirwan, elected school board, no strike law, etc.)
3rd Wednesdays 5:15 pm
This committee discusses issues and concerns of clericals, and identifies solutions to organize around.
COPE (Committee on Public Education)
3rd Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00 pm
This committee promotes the work of AFT’s COPE, reviews voting records, recommends political endorsements, and organizes support for endorsed candidates, runs voter registration, education, and the get-out-the vote drives.
3rd Thursdays 4:30 pm
This committee plans and coordinates fundraising efforts for the union.
Charter School Committee
3rd Thursdays 5:00 pm
This committee addresses issues impacting charter schools and monitor proposed charter school legislation
4th Tuesdays 4:30 pm
This committee addresses and responds to conditions that affect the physical safety of BCPSS worksites. This committee works to develop and implement short-term and long range plans to eliminate violent and disruptive behavior in the BCPSS and involve segments of the community so every child has the opportunity to learn in a safe environment.
4th Thursdays 5:00 pm
This committee coordinates and liaises with the other committees to promote union activities and increase member engagement.
Non-BTU events and Committees
School Board Teaching/Learning Committee
1st Tuesdays 3:30 pm
The Teaching and Learning Committee ensures that: quality curricula and instruction provide rigor, engage students, raise the bar, and deliver targeted interventions to increase learning, and that students are taught by highly qualified teachers who use instructional strategies that sustain a culture of excellence and lead to academic success
School Board Meetings
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 5:00pm
The closed executive session typically begins at 3:00 p.m., and the public business meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. The meeting agenda is posted to BoardDocs (the Board’s governance website) on the Saturday preceding the meeting date. Meetings are held at the district administrative office (200 E. North Avenue) and are broadcast live on Education Channel 77 and YouTube.
Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC)
2nd Mondays 6:00 pm
The Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC) works to enable the Board of School Commissioners and district office staff to collaborate with others on special education issues and to facilitate positive changes in the delivery of special education services.
Meetings are held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 200 E. North Avenue, in the first floor board room.
School Board Operations Committee
3rd Tuesdays 10:30 am
The Operations Committee ensures that: Effective management systems exist to maximize resources in support of student achievement, school environments are safe, caring, and physically conducive to learning, transformational leadership exists at all levels of the organization.
PCAB- Parent and Community Advisory Board
3rd Thursdays 6:30 pm
PCAB advises the City Schools’ CEO and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help our youth succeed.
Monday, October 5: General Membership Meeting 5:30pm
Thursday October 8: Executive Board Meeting 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 10: LisTEN Event 6:10pm-7:10pm
Monthly live series where President Brown listens and responds to concerns and ideas from 10 members. There will also be a 10 minute “lightning round” where President Brown will take questions from members in the audience.
Visual notes will taken by BTU member Meghann Harris, teacher at Baltimore Design School and finalist for Baltimore City teacher of the year! For BTU Members only
Friday, October 16: Virtual QuEST Conference! Registration details coming soon!
Wednesday, November 10th LisTEN Event 6:10pm
Wednesday, November 25th Building Rep Meeting 4:30 pm
Holiday Party: Due to the pandemic, there will be no BTU Holiday party this year.
Monday, December 7th 5:30 pm General Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 10th, 6:10 pm LisTEN Event
Tuesday, December 23rd 4:30 pm Building Rep Meeting