I support the teachers and staff at Bricolage!

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Please take a moment and share an email of support with our school board members.  We have provided you with some sample messages or please feel free to create your own.  

Bricolage board email address are:

Yvette Jones -- Board Chair

Amel Cosey, PhD -- Vice Chair

Merritt Lane, III -- Treasurer

Deb Elam -- Secretary

Tiffany Harvill -- Board Member

Randy Philipson -- Board Member

Norman Barnum -- Board Member

Tonya Johnson -- Board Member

Annie Phillips -- Board Member

 

If you’d like to send the email to all of the board members simultaneously, you can copy and paste the following list into the address line of your email:

 

Sample email 1, from BRICOLAGE STUDENT FAMILY MEMBERS:

I am a parent / guardian /family member of a student at Bricolage Academy.   I am writing to you today in support of the teachers and staff forming a union and moving forward to collectively bargain a contract.

As a member of the Bricolage Academy community, I am clear the staff are an important voice in the success of our school.  Formalizing the relationship between the school and the teachers and staff will bring stability, and provide a foundation for building shared goals for our children.  The educators in our school are as much a part of the community as the parents, administration and school board.

I urge you to voluntarily recognize the teachers’ union at the March 10th board meeting. 

Sample email 2, BRICOLAGE STUDENT FAMILY MEMBERS:

I am a parent/ guardian / family member of a student at Bricolage Academy.  I am writing to you today in support of the teacher and staff forming a union and moving forward to collectively bargain a contract.  

As our school grows we need to move forward and build in lasting structures that include all of the stakeholders.  As a parent our voices are important and our voices heard and valued.  I want to ensure that the voices of our teachers and staff are as well.  It is my belief that establishing a formal agreement and structure will last beyond individual teacher, administrators and school board.  I want to insure that the child-centered values of our school community continue as our school continues to grow.  

I urge you to voluntarily recognize the teachers’ union at the March 10th board meeting. 

Sample email 3, from A CONCERNED COMMUNITY MEMBER:

I am a New Orleanian who is watching what is happening at Bricolage Academy.  I am writing to you today in support of the teachers and staff forming a union and moving forward to collectively bargain a contract.  

By strengthening the voice of workers in our city, we will guarantee that we keep the best teaching talent in our public schools. Furthermore, when we can provide educators with fair compensation and a competitive benefits package, teacher retention improves. Stronger public schools mean a stronger community. 

I urge you to voluntarily recognize the teachers’ union at the March 10th board meeting. 

Sample email 4, FROM FELLOW TEACHERS:

I am a teacher who is watching what happens at Bricolage Academy.  I am writing to you today in support of the teachers and staff forming a union and moving forward to collectively bargain a contract.  

What’s happening at Bricolage gives me hope. As a teacher, I can tell you that this has been a difficult year. Teachers have worked hard to give students consistency during a pandemic. We have taught in person without vaccinations. Many teachers are leaving the profession because of burnout. However, at Bricolage, not only are teachers returning, but they’re clearly planning on staying for a long time, if they’re putting in the effort to organize a union. That says a lot about your school and makes it attractive to other talented educators in the city. This can, and should, be a positive thing for your school. 

I urge you to voluntarily recognize the teachers’ union at the March 10th board meeting.