Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          March 22, 2021


Subject:     Reopening/Transfer Deadline Extension

We have and we will continue to work together to ensure that our schools are and remain safe.


Yes, teachers want to be back with students and colleagues. The public and some administrators have no understanding of the hours and hours of work and stress that you are under to help your students.


However, we need to ensure the safety of all.


With your help, we have:

  • Had major modifications made to some schools/sites.
  • Increased the cleanliness of some schools/sites.
  • Worked to ensure that there are some health and safety procedures in schools/sites.
  • Worked to provide more access to the vaccine for educators.
  • Worked to ensure that the reopening of schools for students is done carefully (in some cases, not carefully enough.)
  • Worked on Local, State and Federal levels to slow down the political pressure to unsafely reopen schools/sites.
  • Worked on a State and Federal level to secure a major increase in funding for our schools.


Indeed, we have been successful in having Federal Legislation prevent local governments from cutting back on their share of funding.


We have done much together; however, we can not rest until our schools are providing a safe education for all.


Therefore, we ask for your support again.


We ask that Delegate Chairpersons and Building Committee members, who have, with your input, provided invaluable information, once again complete the attached BTF Health and Safety Assessment. (Click Here) This is a copy of what will be sent to your representatives.


It will be sent today to those representatives for whom we have information. If you do not receive an Assessment by Tuesday, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


With your help, we have accomplished much; however, we can’t end our vigil.


No one will know the loss of lives or serious injuries our actions have prevented.


We have and will continue to act in the best interests of all.


We are Buffalo teachers.


Transfer Deadline Extended
A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today extending the date to apply for a transfer from March 23, 2021 to April 16, 2021.


It was sent to the District previously but somehow was lost in their computer system.