CASE represents Secretaries/Clerical, Instructional Assistants, Paraprofessionals, Security Monitors, Student Support Assistants and Licensed Practical Nurses employed by the Carroll County School System.
Operating as usual
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter.
This session, legislators used the budget surplus to deliver much-needed and greatly-deserved bonuses to our incredible support staff across the state. This is a start—but we know that support staff deserve more and will continue to fight for increased wages and improved working conditions at the local and state levels.
Read more in our session recap: https://marylandeducators.org/session-wins-school-funding-raising-esp-wages-anti-discrimination/
Session Wins: School Funding, Raising ESP Wages, Anti-Discrimination - Maryland State Education Association SINE DIE IN ANNAPOLIS Session Ends with Wins for School Funding, Anti-Discrimination, Education Support Professionals Third Pandemic-Impacted Session Adjourns Sine Die At midnight on Monday, the 443rd Maryland General Assembly session adjourned sine die with victories for social justice, education e...
MSDE announced today that Rachel McCusker, elementary school music teacher from Carroll County Public Schools, has been re-elected by her peers to fill the teacher member position on the State Board of Education.
Learn more: https://news.maryland.gov/msde/educators-re-elect-carroll-county-teacher-to-serve-on-the-maryland-state-board-of-education/
Here are today's MSEA endorsed candidates.
Visit MDAppleballot.org to view our pro-public education voter guide.
Thank you CASE Board Member Sherry Mayne for representing CASE at this year's MSEA RA. You Rock!
ESP are essential to our Schools .... We need to start to chant ESP, ESP, ESP!!!! Without ESP OUR SCHOOLS WOULD NOT WORK OR OPEN!😁
ESP members, join us this Wednesday for a virtual overview of MSEA’s larger ESP Power and RESPect workshop, where you’ll learn to recognize your value on the job and the power of your voice. You’ll come away with a more powerful understanding of your work.
Thank you CASE Secretary, Cindy Porter for attending the NEA ESP Conference in New Orleans. Way to go representing CASE on the National stage.😁
Support Staff Wages, Key Bills Advance - Maryland State Education Association THIS WEEK IN ANNAPOLIS MSEA’s Priorities Advance through Crossover, Including ESP Wages, Antidiscrimination, Pandemic Recovery Monday was the “crossover” deadline date in the legislative calendar for legislation to get through one chamber of the legislature to guarantee consideration in the ot...
ESP members, join us on March 30 for a virtual overview of MSEA’s larger ESP Power and RESPect workshop, where you’ll learn to recognize your value on the job and the power of your voice. You’ll come away with a more powerful understanding of your work. marylandeducators.org/esp-power-and-respect-a-snapshot
The bill to raise support staff wages over the short and long term has unanimously passed the Senate! Thank you to bill sponsors Sen. Craig Zucker and Sen. Nancy King and the entire Senate for their support. On to the House!
Urge your legislators to support this bill at www.marylandeducators.org/ESPwages
Thank you Mona!! 😁
March is Women’s History Month! Today, MSEA celebrates Dr. Mona Becker. Dr. Becker is not only the mayor of Westminster, but she also serves as the Science Department Chair at Westminster High School. She has been involved in environmental education, outreach, and leadership throughout her career. She has focused on inclusivity, innovation, and social responsibility in STEM. Her guiding principle is that “we are stronger together as a community than we are individually.”
Thank you Cindy Porter and Sherry Mayne for attending the MSEA Local Officers Advanced training. CASE is so lucky to have great leadership! 😁
Senate Advances Major Blueprint Investment - Maryland State Education Association THIS WEEK IN ANNAPOLIS Mid-Session Rush Finds Budget Surplus Sufficient for One-Time Money to Benefit Blueprint With the March 21 deadline for bills to cross over to the opposite chamber bearing down, the push is on to act on legislation that is still in its original chamber. Both the House and Sena...
Vote yes to this bill!!!
March is Women’s History Month! Today, MSEA celebrates Cameo Kendrick, chair of NEA’s Aspiring Educators. She strives to find ways to elevate Aspiring Educator voices by providing members with the engagement, training, and support they need to become better educators. Cameo is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and hopes to teach seventh grade English after finishing her term as the NEA Aspiring Educators chair.
MSEA's Push to Increase Support Staff Wages Picks up Steam - Maryland State Education Association THIS WEEK IN ANNAPOLIS Educators, Legislators Testify to Increase Wages for Education Support Professionals On Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, the Senate Budget and Taxation and House Ways and Means committees had education support professionals, state and local leaders, and education supporte...
Photos from Maryland State Education Association's post
March 1 marks the first day of Women’s History Month! MSEA celebrates Claire McCardell, a Maryland-born fashion designer. She created casual but sophisticated clothes with a functional design, which reflected the lifestyles of American women. She is credited with the creation of American sportswear.
Look for more commemorative posts each week this month!
Legislation discussed to address Maryland school staff shortages, wages ANNAPOLIS — Schools across the state are experiencing “a crisis with unprecedented” staffing shortages, unmanageable workloads and climbing levels of burnout, according to the Maryland State Education Association.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review (AELR) met this afternoon, Friday, February 25, and rescinded the current mask mandate as recommended by the Maryland State Board of Education. At their February 9 meeting, the Board of Education of Carroll County approved that....
Momentum Builds for Higher ESP Wages, Right to Bargain Class Size - Maryland State Education Association THIS WEEK IN ANNAPOLIS Legislation in Motion to Raise Education Support Professionals’ Pay, Make Class Size Negotiable On Thursday during a press conference hosted by MSEA, Senator Craig Zucker (D-Montgomery) and Delegate Jazz Lewis (D-Prince George’s) were joined by distinguished educators, MSE...
Thank you to all our paying members......this is your dues money at work. 😁
Legislation Would Increase Pay for Maryland's Education Support Professionals As some Maryland teachers say workload and class sizes are driving them out of the profession and superintendents across the state report staff shortages have gotten worse during the pandemic, two pieces of legislation aim to give teachers a stronger voice and provide pay raises to staff who support...
Happy Instructional Assistants Day to all our great Assistants!!! YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CHILDRENS LIVES!!😁👍
"It took me a few years to get involved with the union, but I jumped at the opportunity to do so. The union has been very supportive when it comes to letting me have a say in things that impact our office professionals and paraprofessionals." - 2021 MSEA ESP of the Year, Brad Fisher
Read more: www.nea.org/advocating-for-change/new-from-nea/brad-fisher-role-model-esps-and-students.
Support this bill for ESP wages. It is LONG OVERDUE!!!!!
If you agree that school support staff deserve better wage, urge legislators to pass SB 831/HB 1349 to improve wages for support staff in the short- and long-term: https://secure.ngpvan.com/MdvW_j9nQESvZUdboVOv-Q2
“I challenge all non-educators to walk in our shoes before you tweet, text, or share your condemnation of public educators and our member-led unions.” Read Cheryl’s article asking people to walk a mile in our shoes: www.marylandeducators.org/a-message-from-msea-president-cheryl-bost-5.
Our Campaign to Raise School Support Staff Wages - Maryland State Education Association THIS WEEK IN ANNAPOLIS MSEA Pushes for Pay Raises for Education Support Professionals MSEA is leading the push for legislation this session to raise wages for education support professionals (ESPs). ESPs provide our students with transportation, nutritious meals, classroom support, technology suppor...
Getting to know students during the pandemic is a challenge. ESPs are over-extended and staff shortages make it difficult to build meaningful bonds. Join us this Wednesday via Zoom to learn effective ways to get to know students and their needs. Register today at: https://www.marylandeducators.org/i-can-do-it-for-esps-getting-to-know-your-students-moving-toward-equity/
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