ASASP Union Times
August 9, 2023 Edition XXVI
Good Afternoon All,
Due to the persistent advocacy of ASASP, support from our Executive Board and PGCPS, we were able to ensure that ASASP twelve-month employees that were being excluded will now be compensated for CPD trainings.
In some cases, unit members will be able to serve as the instructor for these specific training sessions if they qualify.
As ASASP moves forward, we will continue to explore and identify other possible compensatory opportunities for all units of our membership. We are here to serve all units and all members any way that we can.
Click the link below for specific, more detailed understanding:
David Dzidzienyo, ASASP Membership Services
Jeffery Parker, Executive Director ASASP
What Should We Say To President Biden? Tell us what you think!!
Local 109 - ASASP Needs You - "To Complete This Survey."
We're asking you to take and to encourage your fellow members to participate in a national survey that our national affiliate, the American Federation of School Administrators is conducting.
As you may know, the AFSA team is engaged in a series of meetings with the White House to ensure that school leaders’ voices are heard by the Biden administration. The results of this survey will provide the AFSA team with critical data and help inform their conversations with the Biden administration moving forward. AFSA shared the survey with members last week, and now we need you to directly encourage your members to take the survey to ensure that your local’s voice is heard and that the issues that your members care about reach national leadership.
To facilitate this process, we have included a message to send to your members encouraging them to take the survey, which you may use or alter. The message is below:
Dear members of the Assoc of Supervisory & Adm. School Pers. of PG Cty, MD, ASASP,
Our national affiliate, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), is conducting a national survey to inform their work with the Biden administration. Please take a few minutes to complete the AFSA School Leader Survey that was distributed to all members last week. Survey responses are anonymous.
AFSA’s team is working closely with the White House on education issues, and they need to hear your voices so they can amplify them to our nation’s highest leaders. Take the survey now so that your union leaders can understand your experience as an administrator and learn what issues matter to you the most.
Ben Pryor, President ASASP
Jeffery Parker, Executive Director ASASP
Blueprint Implementation UPDATE!!
Dear Blueprint Implementation Plan Committee Members:
The Blueprint Implementation Plan plan was approved by the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) on July 27, 2023.
A final version of the PGCPS Blueprint Implementation Plan has been posted on the PGCPS website and is attached to this email for your records and reference. The Spanish version is forthcoming. Please click Resources to Keep Families and the Community Informed to see the website.
Thank you again for your dedication, efforts, and shared expertise as we have worked collaboratively as internal and external stakeholders. The next stage of the PGCPS Blueprint Implementation Plan will be developed during the 2023-2024 school year. More details about implementing our approved plan and the development of the next iteration of the plan will be available in the next several months.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer!
Pay Attention Members!
Don't Say We Didn't Tell You!! 210 not 211, 212, etc....
August 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
As an Eleven Month Employee you are scheduled to be paid for 210 Days of Work
There are actually 240 Days between the August 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024, however 24 of those days, Schools and Offices Closed for Staff and Students.
That leaves 216 actual work days that you can schedule your 210 days.
Schools and Offices Closed for Staff and Students during SY24 on:
September 4 and 25th Labor Day/Yom Kippur
November 22, 23, and 24th Thanksgiving Holiday
December 25, 26, 27, 28, 29th Winter/Christmas Holiday
January 1, 2, 15th Winter Break/MLK Holiday
February 19th Presidents Day
March 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29th Spring Break
April 1, 10, 23rd Spring Break/Eid-al-Fitr/Primary Election Day
May 27th Memorial Day
June 19th Juneteenth
As an Eleven Month Employee, you must work 210 Days during the work year or submit leave when need to be absent from work. Your 210 Days should include each day that school is scheduled to be in session for students, as well as those days scheduled for staff professional development. Otherwise, if you need to be off submit your leave.
If you plan or are asked to cover a Weekend Game, Weekend Homecoming Game, Weekend School Detention, Weekend Workshop or any school activity on the weekend, those days should be included in your 210 days even if they are a couple of hours or half day.
Enroll Now in the SLB if you haven't already..........
JOIN NOW!! Sick Leave Bank Open Enrollment July1-October 1, 2023
Sick Leave Bank open enrollment is July 1 - October 1 each year. Please contact the office at 301.925.7047 or visit the website and scroll down below the pictures on the home page. Once you are there click on the link that says sick leave bank. http://www.asasp.org/
If you are new to ASASP, coming from one of the other unions, please do not think that you automatically rollover into ASASP. You must submit paperwork to enroll. You must contribute 3 days (24 hours) to the bank each year.
Once you are in, you are in until you request that we take you out. Once you are enrolled ,there is a
6 MONTH WAITING PERIOD before you can utilize the bank.
ASASP Board of Directors 2022-23..... Elections At the End of the Month!!
ASASP Board of Directors
Unit II and Unit III
Thank you for your membership, support and dedication to the education of our young people. Feel free to reach out to the board to share concerns, we are here to serve!!
Jeffery J. Parker, Executive Director
Benjamin Pryor, President
Your ASASP Board of Directors - Representatives
Benjamin Pryor - President
Tony Spruill - Vice President ***
Carlene Murray - Secretary ***
Danny Miller - Treasurer ***
Jennifer Williams - Board Member (Unit III Board Member) ***
Dana Brown - Board Member (Unit III Board Member) ***
Michelle Towles-Monroe - Board Member (Middle School Principal) ***
Simone Malloy - Board Member (At Large)
Nichelle Williams - Assistant Principal (At Large)
Traketa Wray - Instructional Supervisor (Instructional Supervisor)
Vacancy - Board Member (Secondary Assistant Principal)
Jewel Preston - Board Member (Elementary Principal)
Vacancy – Board Member (High School Principal)
Antinia Robinson - Board Member (III Board Member)
Crystal Bright-Mundell (Elementary AP/Wing Coordinator)***
*** indicates new Board Members elected in August 2022
A Word from our National Affiliate