News Items

HCEA Members Represent Howard County at NEA ESP Conference

Curtis Ramsey (THES), Wanda Oliver-Muir (AHS), Donna Schulze (PLES), Joanne Hughes (CLES), Heather Furno (DMS), and Karen Fillippelli (OMHS)  represented Howard County at the 2014 NEA ESP Conference . The conference was held March 7-9th in San Francisco, California. The conference is the premier professional development opportunity for Education Support Professionals across the nation.

Howard teachers call for better wages at budget hearing

About 500 educators attended the HCPSS Board of Education meeting on Jan. 29th as teacher after teacher criticized Superintendent Renee Foose’s proposed $742 million operating budget request for fiscal year 2015. Click here to read an article from the Baltimore Sun about the meeting. Click here to read an article from Storify about the meeting.

Howard School Board Cancels Negotiations With Educators

The Howard County Board of Education canceled open negotiations with HCEA after a court order to uphold the Public School Labor Relations Board’s ruling that the unions’ right to closed meetings is an enforceable and negotiable part of the Howard County Education Association’s contract. To read an article from the Baltimore Sun about the situation,

Contract Proposals

view the 2015 contract proposals from HCEA and HCPSS for Teachers and ESP click the links below: HCEA Proposal teacher HCPSS Teacher Proposal HCEA Proposal ESP HCPSS ESP Proposal  

MSEA ESP Reception

The MSEA ESP Reception was held on November 20th at the MSEA headquarters in Annapolis. The event was in celebration of National ESP Day and American Education Week. At the reception, HCEA Association Reps Wanda Muir-Oliver and Bonnie Young each won a tablet.

Social Networking

Social networking spaces like MySpace and Facebook may be a good way to keep in touch with friends but teachers and other education personnel should be careful in terms of creating personal profiles, communicating with students, and sharing sensitive information. For tips on your profile and to read a recent Washington Post article click here.