Next week is election day and it is our chance to vote for those who will represent us in local, state and national positions. Education Minnesota tracks voter information and paraprofessionals vote at a lesser rate than teachers or other school professionals. Often they hear that there isn’t enough time to vote, my vote doesn’t matter or I didn’t know who to vote for as excuses why someone did not vote in any given election. Let’s address all three of these excuses one by one.
“There isn’t enough time to vote.” I get it, we are all very busy. I know many paraprofessionals work second (or
As the BFP negotiations team continues to work toward a settlement of the 2019-21 contract, there are times when we need they need help. It is time for members to lend that help. The BFP is planning two organizing activities for May.
The first is a two part process. The BFP would like to record short 30 second videos of 20 to 30 members discussing value, respect and equity and how that is missing in Bloomington Public Schools. Those videos would then be posted on this website. The second part of this action would be requesting all those willing to make a video, to write what you said in