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  • The Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Information 

    The APPR is a process by which teachers are evaluated in NYS. The intent of APPR is to assist educators to improve the quality of instruction in schools and to improve students' performance for colleges and careers. District APPR plans must meet strict state guidelines and be negotiated with local unions. Under state guidelines, APPR takes into account classroom observations and student performance. Teachers across NYS receive an overall effectiveness rating every year.

     

    APPR is complex and can often be overwhelming.  Click here to keep up to date on all the current APPR information.

  • Opt-Out Information 

    Teachers and parents share deep concerns about the standardized tests used by NYS for accountability purposes that include; stress on students, in-appropriateness and lack of validity of the Common Core-aligned tests, loss of learning time, and lack of transparency on state test content. Parents who decide it is not in their children’s best interests to take these assessments are part of an “Opt-Out” movement. BTF fully supports parents’ right to choose what is best for their children.

     

    Click here to keep up to date on the "Opt-Out" movement and other information.

  • COVID-19 Information


    For our members, BTF has collected COVID-19 resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, as well as our affiliates, NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. Together we must, and will, be proactive to ensure that Coronavirus does not infect and spread to our students, staff and community.
     
    Click here to view recent information and writen correspondence. The BTF will post more information as it becomes available.
  • BTF Officers Election


    Nominations for the election of 27 officers of the BTF will open on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the Council of Delegates meeting and will close on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
    This includes the offices of President/Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 23 members of the Executive Committee. The term of office for the positions named above will be from 2021-2023.
     
    Click here to view more information on the Buffalo Teachers Federation Officers Election.

Buffalo Teachers Federation

 
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The Buffalo Teachers Federation is the professional union that represents over 3800 contract, probationary and temporary teachers of the Buffalo Public Schools.

The BTF is proud to be a member of New York State United Teachers and affiliated nationally with the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.

We invite you to explore our website for information and resources specifically for our members and retirees.

Calendar

February 2021
  11     Executive Committee Meeting                  
  15   President's Day
16-19   Mid-Winter Recess - BTF Closed             
  25   Council of Delegates Meeting
  27   Variety Club Telethon
 
March 2021
   2       Read Across America                              
   5   Prescription Copay Deadline
  11   Executive Committee Meeting
  11   Council of Delegates Meeting
 
April 2021
  2-9      Spring Recess                                        
  15   Executive Committee Meeting
  22   Council of Delegates Meeting
     

Office Information

Mailing Address:
Buffalo Teachers Federation
271 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14201
Phone: 716-881-5400
 
Supplemental Benefit Fund:
Phone: 716-881-5462
Fax:     716-881-0580
 
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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