2021-22 TSP Negotiations

September 27, 2021 - Session #1 of 2021-22 Contract Negotiations

At the opening session between the BCPS and the BTU Technical Support Professional, ground rules were shared and agreed upon and proposals were presented and explained which will be discussed during caucus and countered at the next session to be held at a time and place to be determined.


The School District Proposed:

  • Article 3 Definitions proposes changes intended to clarify when an MOU does or does not need to be ratified.

  • Article 11 (E) New Appointee Salaries proposes that new employees may be granted an initial step placement higher than the beginning step. Step placement will be determined by Compensation & HRSS Department within the salary range for the job.

  • Article 11 (F) Promotions proposes that step placement for employees being promoted will be determined by Compensation & HRSS Department within the salary range for the job.
    The next session will be at a time and place to be determined.

NOTE: An MOU that included TSPs and ESPs offered by BTU at the September 9, 2021 EP negotiating session proposes a $1,000 payment to BTU-EP, BTU-ESP and school-based BTU-TSP bargaining unit members who are not eligible for the $1,000 payment to classroom teachers appropriated through Senate Bill 2500, Section 46, the General Appropriations Act (“GAA”).


The next session will be held at a time and place to be determined.


September 9, 2021 - Bargaining Unit Ratified Agreement

EP Referendum Distribution: Yes=98.2% No=1.8%

EP Vaccine Incentive: Yes=92.9% No=7.1%

The School Board will vote on this at the September 14th Board meeting. Note (09/14/21): BOARD APPROVED

August 26, 2021 - Tentative Agreement Reached

21-22 Referendum Supplements

BTU and the District reached a tentative agreement on an MOU that will continue the same referendum supplement equal to 4% of base salary for TSPs who qualify, and continue the equity supplement equal to 2% of base salary for all others through the 2021-22 school year. These supplements are retroactive to July 1, 2021 and will be paid out in equal installments per pay period.

COVID-19 Financial Program for Employees
In addition, on this ratification vote you will be asked to approve that all permanent employees will receive a one-time, non recurring incentive in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) through the District's COVID-19 vaccination incentive process.

WHO VOTES?

All TSP bargaining unit members will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreements Wednesday through Thursday of next week. Questions can be directed to any BTU field staff representative by calling 954-486-6250.

The vote is open to all members of the bargaining units regardless of union membership. Voting will be held electronically beginning at 7 am on Wednesday, Sept. 8 and ending at 5 pm on Thursday, Sept 9.

IMPORTANT VOTING INSTRUCTIONS

Watch your Broward Schools email inbox, or the primary email address you have on file in the ESS system, for your ballot on Wednesday morning, Sept. 8 beginning at 7 am. The email will be from invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com.

If you do not receive your ballot by 1 pm that day please send an email requesting a new ballot to communications@btuonline.com.

Voting results will be announced to the entire bargaining unit shortly after the close of voting. The supplements will be paid out in equal installments per pay period. If the agreement passes, the school board will ratify the tentative agreement at a special meeting. We encourage you to read the entire text of both MOUs before casting your vote. On behalf of your negotiations team, we urge you to vote "yes" to ratify both MOUs.


TSP Negotiations




Negotiations Schedule


Thursday, August 26

Monday, September 27
10:30 am @ BTU

Next: TBD