The mission of the Department of
Labor Relations is to foster a shared responsibility and collaborative
partnership with our employees and employee associations. We further this
mission by nurturing a respectful organizational culture, working together for
continuous improvement, providing effective communication, and ensuring
appropriate involvement in the decision-making process. Achieving this
mission allows MCPS administrators, teachers, and support staff to focus on
ensuring all students thrive and achieve at the highest standards.
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Service Employees International Union Local 500 and the Board of Education of the Montgomery County Public Schools are collaborative partners who believe in performance excellence for staff and students, and in valuing and respecting the role of supporting services employees as contributors to a learning community. These values, as well as a variety of updates have been agreed to in the negotiated Agreement currently in effect from September 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023.
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The Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals and the Board of Education of the Montgomery County Public Schools believe that a quality education is the right of every child and this partnership will enable the
school system to ensure educational excellence for all students. These values, as well as a variety of updates have been agreed to in the negotiated Agreement currently in effect from September 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023.
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Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Education Association believe that a high-quality education is a fundamental right of every child. All children can learn. We have the responsibility to preserve the right of all students to succeed and to promote success for every student. We further recognize and greatly appreciate the extraordinary commitment of all school employees and the efforts they make every day to meet the needs and promote the best interests of students.
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Service Employees International Union, Local 500
12 Taft Ct.Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-740-7100Fax: 301-740-7139
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Montgomery County Education Association
12 Taft Ct.Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-294-6232Fax: 301-309-9563
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Montgomery County Association of Administrators & PrincipalsMontgomery County Business and Operations Administrators30 West Gude Dr. #100Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-762-8174Fax: 301-762-8179
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Article 16 of the negotiated agreement between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery County Education Associations (MCEA) agree that change is a sometimes necessary aspect of continuous improvement. Recognizing that time is an essential resource, MCPS and MCEA have both committed to using Time Impact Statements in the planning process for new initiative. Moreover, MCPS and MCEA acknowledge that Time Impact Statements are assessments of the additional time, or range of time, estimated for unit members to properly implement proposed initiatives. To the extent feasible, Time Impact Statements will identify and assess the time necessary, and by whom, in order to prepare for and implement such initiatives. It is recognized that in some instances the change will involve using existing time and resources in a different way rather than simply adding time or resources. Collaboration with the other two employee organizations also is important to develop impact statements that will identify and assess the impact of proposed decisions on staff time, resources needed, and processes in schools and offices to implement the changes. As a result, Time Impact Statements will developed, as appropriate, for budgeted initiatives associated with the following areas:
Carver Educational Services Ctr850 Hungerford DriveRoom 55Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-740-6320Fax: 301-279-3695
Steven N. Blivess, Esq.Director of Labor Relations and Lead Negotiator Steven_N_Blivess@mcpsmd.org
Carrie D. BoothLabor Relations CoordinatorCarrie_D_Booth@mcpsmd.org
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