Our jobs are being
treated as if we are a needless expense to MCPS.
But children cannot be educated unless they are
at delivered to school on time, learn in safe and
well maintained buildings, receive healthy food,
and have accurate records and information for their
teachers. We represent almost 25% of all the classroom
teaching personnel, yet Paraeducators are still
denied planning time, paid training time, or paycheck
recognition for the education and experience we
bring to the classroom every day.
need WINS on issues that are important to our jobs.
Why? Because our jobs are important to educating
- We need more staff and resources
to do supporting service jobs.
- We need higher pay grades that
recognize the increased responsibilities we have
taken, and been given.
- We need more hours to perform
- We need a better pension from
- We need every supporting service
job to have benefits.
- We need training that helps us
grow in our professions and trades.
- We need to end Grades 4, 5, and
6 because of the high cost of living in our community.
- We need to STOP the bleeding
of our benefits.
- We need fair promotions and transfers.
need effective, goal-oriented leadership in our
union that can brings us a plan to achieve these
need leadership with the skills necessary to lead
our Union to a better standard of living! How will
this be achieved?
one way - by expressing the attitude and having
the experience which forces the Administration to
pay attention and acknowledge what we need as a
Union, but more importantly as respected workers.