From the Harford County Education Association:
In October, HCEA submitted a letter delineating a list of potential cost-savings measures to Superintendent Canavan. You can download a copy of this letter below. To date, HCEA has received no substantive response to these recommendations. We are still hopeful that the Harford County Board of Education will implement some of these suggestions to reduce costs.
HCPS is holding several important meetings in the upcoming weeks. We need community members to attend and speak on behalf of our teachers and students. It is important that the impending cuts come first from the administrative bureaucracy before teaching positions are cut.
HCEA has consistently advocated for the elimination of the instructional facilitator position and the reduction of central office administration. Community members must come forward to voice your support for cutting positions outside the classroom before cutting teaching positions. It is also important that the Harford County Board of Education hear voices speaking in favor of fully funding the 2 step and 2% pay plan for teachers both this year and in subsequent years. We must stop the flight of underpaid and over-worked teachers from our schools.
Please plan to attend and speak at these important upcoming Harford County Board of Education Meetings.
Monday June 6, 2016 – Budget Work Session
Monday June 13, 2016 – Business Meeting (Potential Action on HCPS Budget)
Monday June 27, 2016 – Business Meeting (Potential Action on HCPS Budget)
***All meetings begin at 6:30 PM in the A.A. Robert Building 102 South Hickory Avenue Bel Air, MD 21014***
Through hard work and advocacy, HCEA was able to negotiate a fair contract for our teachers. Now, we need you to speak out to make sure that the Harford County Board of Education creates a sustainable budget which will provide funding for teachers’ salaries, favorable working conditions for teachers and productive learning conditions for students.
Make your voice heard.