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Joint Press Release from the Calvert County BOE and CEA

Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 2, 2011 

The Calvert County Board of Education and the Calvert Education Association (CEA), the association that represents Calvert’s teachers, are pleased to announce that on Thursday, December 1, 2011, the two negotiating teams reached a tentative agreement on the remaining articles in the teacher employment contract.  While the current contract remains in effect through June 30, 2013, compensation and salary were negotiable for fiscal year 2012.  In addition, each party had the opportunity to reopen up to two (2) other articles during negotiations.  Negotiations started in January 2011. 

On December 1, the teams reached agreement on the following items:

  • Tenured teachers with ten (10) or more years of experience earned in Calvert County Public Schools shall be allowed to convert one day of sick leave, per school year, to be used as personal leave when all personal leave has been exhausted.

  • If additional operating funds become available to the school system in excess of that necessary to support programs and services deemed by the Superintendent as essential to the operation of the system, negotiations will commence within twenty (20) days, following the appropriate approval process, to provide additional salary and/or compensation.

  • For changes in teacher certification, teachers submitting paperwork by August 15 will receive a full salary adjustment for that school year; teachers submitting paperwork by January 30 will receive one-half pay adjustment for that school year.

  • Teachers who lose their jobs because of a reduction in force and are rehired, with no break in service, will be placed on their proper pay scale.


 

Previously, the negotiation teams reached agreement on:

  • Course reimbursement rates;

  • The posting of information on the website of teacher arrival and dismissal times on days when school schedules are adjusted because of inclement weather;

  • The provision of time during the work day for the completion of required online professional development;

  • The provision of appropriate technology, software, technical support, and training;

  • Language clarification regarding workshop pay;

  • Teacher pay for certain national certifications; and

  • Additional pay for teachers serving as substitutes during planning periods more than 3 times per year.

 

Teachers will receive no cost of living or longevity (step) increases for this school year.  

Specific details about the changes in the negotiated agreement will be released in a later document. 

Both the teachers and the Board of Education must now ratify the contract addendum.

 

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Media Contacts:

Deborah Russ
President, Calvert Education Association
410-535-2518

Robin Welsh
Deputy Superintendent, Calvert County Public Schools
410-535-7220