PSRP Contract Ratification Feb 1-8, 2023

PSRP Chapter Contract (2022-2024) Tentative Agreement Ratification Voting Window Feb 1 @ 8:00am – Feb 8 @ 11:59pm PSRP Chapter Members can vote by Online Voting or In-Person Ballot In-Person Voting at BTU (5800 Metro Drive, 21215) on Monday Feb 6 from 6:30am to 7:30pm Tuesday Feb 7 from 6:30am to 7:30pm Virtual Information Sessions Tuesday Jan 31 @ 3:30pm to 4:30pm (will be recorded and put on BTU website)  Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdeiqpz4tE9IiYmf27LgQWEqVkm-SNUP1 Saturday Feb … Read more

Know Your Contract -Transfers

Know Your Contract -Transfers Articles 10 (Teacher Chapter) and XII.2 (PSRP Chapter) By: Cynthia Sjoquist, BTU Field Representative While the Voluntary Transfer Window is some ways away (late April), involuntary transfers (also called “being surplussed”) may happen throughout the year. Despite the Maryland State statute which grants the CEO the ultimate authority to assign and appoint based on the needs of the system, you do have rights! Here’s a look at your rights in both … Read more

Know Your Contract: Substituting / Class Coverage

By: Cindy “Stop Subbing” Sjoquist, BTU Field Rep No one, in either chapter of the Baltimore Teachers Union, can be required to find their own substitutes, or substitute for a colleague EXCEPT in an emergency. “Emergency” is clearly defined and cannot be interpreted as a planned absence (i.e. a teacher taking a PL Day). Paraeducators should be especially cautious about substituting as 1. It signals that paraprofessionals are not a vital member of your assigned … Read more