In the News
School Board Meeting
March 29 – Reclaim Prince George's County Public Schools

The Prince George's School Board agenda topics include the revised 2017-2018 School Calendar, Graduation Rate Audit and the Non-renewal of Turning Point Academy . Several community and PGCEA members addressed the School Board on various topics including the loss of Spring Break and school climate. President Theresa Dudley addressed to school broad concerning the firing of three DuVal school counselor and the grading system in PG county.

To watch President Theresa Dudley speech-“You cannot FIRE your way out of this” click here.
PGCEA Community Partners Committee Presents
Out of a collaborative effort between the members of the PGCPS School Board and the PGCEA Community Partners Committee, a Community Schools policy has been established to create a process for schools to become Community Schools in the upcoming school year. The PGCEA Community Partners Committee invites all members to attend the 1st reading of this policy during the Tuesday, April 24th school board meeting at 7 pm. The PGCEA Community Partners Committee meets every 4th Thursday 5pm-7pm at PGCEA HQ. All members are invited to attend and become a part of the committee. RSVP your attendance for our April meeting here.
Bowie Baysox Teacher Appreciation Night

Every year the Bowie Baysox host a teacher appreciation night. This year it will be on April 20 th. Teachers showing a school ID would be able to get a ticket for Free. Baysox Season Ticket Packages are now on sale! We have a package to match any budget and any schedule! From Full-Season Tickets to Flexible Packages, you’ll save money and enjoy great benefits all season long! 


Check out the Baysox 2018 Season Schedule HERE
Message from the President Dudley
PGCEA is very disappointed that the Prince George's County Senate and House delegation ignored the vote of "No Confidence" taken by our Representative Council in February of this year and refused fix the structure of the Prince George's Public Schools. Over the past few years our educators' have watched
PGCPS lose $6 million in Head Start money, over 600 hundred educators placed on administrative leave, and a grading scandal that emanated from the Central Office. This year we have seen three school counselors recommended for termination for following instructions from Central Office the day PGCEA held a press conference on secret pay raises for Central Office and executive cabinet staff. How much clearer can it be that these are structural issues?

It is clear to PGCEA that State Senators in Prince George’s county believe that it is acceptable for the CEO to only be accountable to the County Executive.

There is no accountability to the PGCPS Board of Education not to the stakeholders and citizens of Prince George's County. Therefore it’s up to us to stand up and vote for elected officials with courage and conviction for the sake of the students, educators and the Prince George’s County community at large. We are interviewing candidates for the June Primary and looking for volunteers to assist in our campaign efforts if you are interested click here. 
Articles to Read
books_laptop_apple.jpg
Tuition Reimbursement -
Second Submission Window

The second tuition reimbursement window will open on April 9 th until April 29 th, 2018. To qualify the course end date must be between November 1, 2017 and February 20, 2018.

For detailed information regarding the reimbursement process, along with the required Tuition Reimbursement Cover Sheet, CLICK HERE
Upcoming Training & Events
Tuesday, April 17
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
PGCEA Center

Friday, April 20
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PGCEA Hall
Saturday, April 21
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
PGCEA Center

July 17-20
Salisbury, MD
Stay Connected
CLICK HERE to fill out the form to receive the PGECA Newsette and text messages alters. By providing your updated contact information you are agreeing to receive PGECA bi-monthly newsletter and information (by email, telephone, and text) about coming events, union news, and action steps.
We are the county Educators' union. We represent certified instructional educators. PGCEA represents more than 10,000 certified employees that include classroom teachers, school counselors, speech pathologists, media specialists, and other non-supervisory educators in the Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) system.

www.pgcea.org

Did someone share this email with you? Sign up to receive more of our emails.