2018-19 ESP Negotiations

September 20
The District proposed minor changes to a number of articles and appendices in the contract. Most of these are "scrivener" errors, changes to department names, etc. The changes also propose to incorporate three appendices into related areas of the contract and eliminate a couple of appendices that the District said were obsolete. BTU will review the proposed changes.

BTU proposed changes to Articles 6 and 13. The proposal for article 6 would set the regular workday for all ESPs to 7.5 hours and would provide for ESPs return to to work during pre-planning for professional development and to adequately review IEP's. Proposed changes to Article 13 would give a priority to an ESP holding a valid certificate for open teaching positions they are eligible for and also allow them to return to their previous ESP position if they are not renewed as a teacher.

The next sesssion will be October 15. Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.


July 19
Negotiations for the 2018-19 contract began with opening statements by BTU President Anna Fusco, ESP Vice President Bernie Kemp and TSP Vice President Matt Decker.

This first session included all three units to discuss common concerns. Following introductions of the three BTU Negotiating teams and the District’s team, the two sides exchanged proposed ground rules for this year’s session. After a caucus to separately discuss the respective proposals, agreement was reached.

Before adjourning, the next sessions for the ESP unit were scheduled for September 20. Members are welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations

ESP Negotiations
Negotiations Schedule

July 19 @ 1:30 PM @ BTU

September 20 @ 1:00 PM @ BTU

October 15 @ 2:00 PM
@ Atlantic Technical