Know Your Contract!

If you are looking for the updated Negotiated Agreement for 2021-2022, it is now available!
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to find it. Download your own copy for reference and reminders of our continued work in supporting all "Unit 1" employees who work for WCPS.

WCBOE-WCTA Reach Tentative Agreement

Review the tentative agreement documents and the WCTA News Release for details.

WCTA Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 WCTA Scholarship Winners Jenna Gest and Lacy Fornwalt. To donate to the WCTA Scholarship Fund, join our "Restaurant of the Month" club. Download this form and return it, and your $15, to Jamie Barrett to get your name in monthly drawing. Thanks!

WCTA News & Updates 

JULY 2021 UPDATE: Welcome (and welcome back) to the new school year for 2021-2022! WCTA looks forward to welcoming new members and to welcoming our students back to either fully in-person classes or to the new Academy of Blended Learning Education program (online & at the Funkstown school facility).

The WCTA Early Career Educators committee is planning a great year of support, connection, and learning for our new teachers, including a RESOURCE CLOSET at the WCTA to office to help them get started with classroom supplies. Call the WCTA office for details about when and how to donate as well as info about how to access the supplies when setting up classrooms this August.

Not a member yet? Early Enrollment began April 1, 2021 and runs through August 31, 2021.  By pledging now to become a full dues-paying member starting September 1, 2021, Early Enrollment participants obtain EEL (Educator Employment Liability) Insurance and access to NEA Member Benefits (except for the complimentary and introductory life insurances, which start on September 1 when the early enrollee becomes an active member). To join WCTA, please visit our Join Us! page.

JUNE 2021 Update: As we conclude the 2020-2021 academic year, the WCTA Board of Directors are grateful to all the members of the association who support our ongoing efforts to improve working conditions and support for our students, our schools, and our profession. To improve our communication with nonmembers during this past "Year of the Pandemic," WCTA vice-president Carol Mowen has provided some of the regular member updates from WCTA president Neil Becker on an open "Return to Learn" page. Beginning in June 2021, we are returning to our more "traditional" communication plan that provides our members with information directly to their personal email boxes and that provides nonmembers and the general public with information on our WCTA Facebook page, on this website, and in regular posted news releases. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Neil, Carol, or any member of the WCTA Board.

WCTA News Releases

WCTA-WCBOE Negotiations Teams ReachTentative Agreement (May 28, 2021)

MSEA Highlights WCTA Early Career Educators

Check out their comments about coping with the changing landscape of education in this new era of public education:  Tabita Jermyn, school counselor, and Giovanna Papa, third grade teacher.

 

 

Negotiated Agreement 2017 – 2022

Each year, representatives of the Washington County Board of Education and representatives of the Washington County Teachers Association meet to negotiate the contract. This results in the “negotiated agreement” that is then approved by the Board of Education and ratified by WCTA members. If you are interested in downloading a copy of the latest WCPS-WCTA Negotiated Agreement, click here.

Contact Us

Interested in joining WCTA? Have a question you would like to ask us? Ideas? Feedback? Please fill out and submit the form below, and you will be contacted. Thanks!

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WCPS School Calendar

2021-2022 Click Here

Restaurant-of-the-Month Club

This Fund-Raiser is for everyone - WCTA members, non-members, co-workers, family and friends. Download the pdf here. At the bottom of the paper is a coupon to be filled out and returned along with your club dues of $15.00 (Checks should be made payable to WCTA Scholarship Fund). Drawings are held monthly during the WCTA Rep Council meeting. One lucky winner will be awarded a gift certificate to that month's corresponding restaurant. If you win one month, you are still eligible for each of the subsequent monthly drawings. Multiple entries are welcome. You may join at any time,  late entries will not be eligible for months already drawn. Each entry remains active for the 12 drawings listed on the paper.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE WCTA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Healthcare Questions

Do you have questions about your healthcare bill? Contact one of the following:

  • WCPS Benefits Office - 301-766-2810
  • Tricia Riley, WCPS Benefits Specialist: email
  • Contact Cigna - 800-244-6224 - If you have Medicare as your primary insurance please contact them first.

Be sure to log into your My Cigna page or app. Check out items available under the My Health tab. There are Discount Programs and Resources available that may save you additional money.

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