July 5, 2020
Information is Power
Inside this Newsette:

  • Presidents Letter
  • Open Enrollment for Benefits
  • NEA Member Benefits
  • Join a Committee for Next Year

Dear Colleagues,

Summer School and Extended School Year are beginning. PGCEA is still open serving our members virtually. Please send concerns and successes to us at contacts@pgcea.org

We are awaiting the decision on reopening plans for our schools.  There are ten PGCEA members serving on the committee and Dr. Goldson will be sharing the proposed reopening plan for review this week. PGCEA has also submitted all concerns that we received from members. As soon as we know more, we will review and share with all.


Demand relief from COVID-19 for education we must demand that Congress give aid to school systems to maintain operations and protect from budget cuts.
Congress MUST prioritize dedicated funding to support public school students, educators, and communities. Also learn about how to get involved in 2020 Presidential Election. Join NEA Education votes to keep abreast of national Issues in Education.

Black Lives Matter,

Theresa Mitchell Dudley
PGCEA President

Open Enrollment for Your Benefits

PGCEA Member,

One big question we continue to receive is “What is Open Enrollment”?  Open Enrollment is your opportunity as a PGCEA member to select your member only benefits provided through our new partner, American Fidelity to protect you and your family. Time is running out for this Open Enrollment period. Please see below the list of these exclusive member only benefits.

Click here: marylandbranchoffice@americanfidelity.com ; and send them an email with your name to request a time to learn more about these benefits and be entered into multiple GIFT CARD RAFFLES (no purchase necessary).

  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance (Guarantee Issue) – Protects your paycheck if you are out of work due to illness/Injury and includes pregnancy benefit
  • Life Insurance (Easy Qualifications and NO Medical Tests) – coverage for you and your family
  • Accident Insurance (Guarantee Issue) – Pays you if you go to the doctor for any accident big or small and provides coverage for you and your family
  • Cancer Insurance (Easy Qualifications) – Pays you if you are ever diagnosed or receive treatment due to Cancer to help with bills your health insurance might not cover, and provides coverage for you and your family
  • Critical Illness (Guarantee Issue)– Pays you if you are ever diagnosed with a heart attack or stroke, and provides coverage for you and your family

Click here for more information: www.americanfidelity.com/pgcea
**Some coverages pay Wellness benefits and are portable upon retirement

PGCEA Distance Learning FAQs

The following answers to frequently asked questions from PGCEA members are based on the current Negotiated Agreement, the PGCPS Teacher/School Staff Distance Learning Guide and responses to PGCEA from the CEO and other school system leaders. Due to the existing Covid-19 health emergency and a continually evolving situation this document may be updated as needed.
All PGCEA Events are Canceled
Until Further Notice

*some committee chairs may have meetings via zoom conference call.
Get involved! Join a committee.