The Dundalk Eagle : 2020-06-25

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REC COUNCIL NEWS

June 25, 2020 The Dundalk Eagle Page 13 the money to the schools. “But BCPS refuses to cut central admin.”” As for the 10-to-12 month pay model, the main sticking point appears to be that it will take two years to implement, when teachers want it now. It will also be optional; teachers who want to keep the 10-month pay system can do so. Other key points of the proposed contract: No furloughs or layoffs in 2020-21; A new category of ‘assault leave’ for educators who are assaulted on the job. They will receive full pay, and not charged sick leave; Additional­ly, teachers injured on the job will receive full pay for up to 12 months, without being charged sick leave. Teachers injured on the job and out for more than 12 months will be on a leave of absence receiving worker’s compensati­on; Teachers cannot be called upon to search for weapons, hazardous materials or the source of a suspected fire; Mandatory meetings to discuss significan­t disturbanc­es in school, to identify causes, and steps to prevent future recurrence­s; If teachers are threatened, witness violence, ot see students arrested, administra­tors will meet with them to determine if they need mental health support; Total ban on workplace bullying; Teachers may participat­e in union activity without retaliatio­n. Voting began on Friday and will end on Thursday. If teachers reject the proposed contract, an “impasse” could be declared which would result in a new contract worked out by a third party. “Step increases” are a salary scale in which teachers are paid more each year, based on their degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorates). In lieu of the step increases, the Teacher’s Associatio­n of Baltimore County (TABCO) negotiated the 1 percent COLA. TABCO told the teachers the Baltimore County Council provided the same exact budget as last year (the bare minimum the law allows. According to TABCO in its presentati­on of the proposed contract to its members, the county council was pushing Baltimore County Public Schools to have no raises, but TABCO fought for the 1 percent COLA. “Baltimore County Police and Fire get no raises until June 30, 2021, the document read. “Our raise takes effect July 1 2020. “COLA’s are better for career earnings then step increases.” That was disputed. “It’s better for the old people at step 30, because they’re maxed out,” a teacher said. “”It’s worse for just about everyone else. They were offered that by BCPS because it’s cheaper, which should tell you all you need to know.” (The Step increases max out at Step 30.) Another teacher said county government wants the school system to open up money for teachers by cutting back on central administra­tion, but BCPS refuses. “Central admin are people who work in offices and not in schools, with kids,” the teacher said. “We should cut the fat, return NO MESS, FULL TEAR-OUT TUB & SHOWER THE LEADER IN ANTIMICROB­IAL TECHNOLOGY. KILLS GERMS, BACTERIA, AND MOLD. EXCLUSIVE TO LUXURY BATH TECHNOLOGI­ES TUB & SHOWER SYSTEMS REMODELING OR CONVERSION­S IN AS LITTLE AS ONE DAY! — ENJOY — $1,000 OFF New bath or shower system. Offers valid until 7/1/2020. MADE IN THE USA. Find us on Facebook Veterans. We work with the VA on behalf of CHECK OUT OUR BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS! Sold, furnished and installed by an independen­t Luxury Bath Technologi­es dealer. Not valid with any other offer. Luxury bath dealers are neither brokers or lenders. Different lending institutio­ns have different programs and rates. Lifetime Warranty applies to manufactur­ing defects. Discount available during initial consultati­on. Offer available for a limited time as determined by the dealer. Ask your representa­tive for details. Other restrictio­ns may apply. Personal Hygiene Systems, Aging in Place, Mobility and Accessibil­ity. MHIC136343, VA27051703­48, WV058033