A reminder to be careful if you use the school district’s Microsoft TEAMS platform for union business and meetings. Although Teams is efficient for holding large meetings, be sure about who is in the meeting, do not record the meetings, do not use the chat feature (which could leave a permanent record of comments), and ask members to have cameras on to ensure discussions are being held confidentially in solidarity with each other. It is also easy to use Zoom instead. 

Additionally, a recommendation from the BCTF is to refrain from using the school district email to communicate with the union about issues such as grievance, etc. Please remember to use your personal email account when contacting the STA about confidential matters.