Elections for the six At-Large Officer positions (President, three Vice-Presidents, Secretary, and Treasurer) will be held this May. Elections for grade level VP positions will occur in the fall.
Anyone seeking to run for one of the At-Large positions should contact the BFT office to obtain petition forms, and return the forms to David Hayes with signatures of at least 63 BFT members (we currently have about 630 teachers).
Below is the relevant portion of the BFT constitution. The complete constitution can be found using the link at the top of the page.
A non-incumbent officer member seeking to be elected to any at-large
Federation office shall so inform the President in writing by March 1 in the
form of a petition containing the signatures of at least ten (10) percent of the
total Federation membership. A receipt for each petition shall be provided to
the prospective candidate by the Federation. Incumbent officers seeking
reelection shall so notify the president and election chairperson in writing by
March 1 that they wish to have their names placed on the ballot.