ASASP Union Times
Edition XXII June 16, 2023
ASASP Bylaws Require Annual Audit, It's Happening This Year!
According to our ASASP Bylaws, an audit is required annually. As your Executive Director, I intend to make sure to carry out this most important fiduciary responsibility with fidelity in conjunction with the Board of Directors. As I come to the end of my first year on the job, I want you to know that we are in the process and will share the findings with the membership when we resume our general meetings during the 2023/2024 school year. Please rest assured that as your Executive Director, your best interest is what I fight for every day.
My roles and responsibilities as listed in Article VIII in our union Bylaws are as follows:
The administration and management of the Union shall be in a salaried staff head, employed by, and directly responsible to the President and Board of Directors. He/She shall have the title of Executive Director. He/She shall be the chief executive and operating officer of the Union, with responsibility for the management and direction of all operations, programs, activities, and affairs of the Union. He/She shall have other such duties as may be prescribed by the Board.
Jeffery Parker, Executive Director of ASASP
Upcoming Salary Enhancements for ASASP Unit 2 and Unit 3 Employees
ARTICLE VI - SALARY
D. Salary table for FY 2023 improved as follows: - 5% COLA effective July 1, 2022 applied to the base salary. - One Step increase on July 1, 2022 applied to the base for all eligible employees. Eligible is defined as a Unit member who has served in the Unit for at least one calendar year. - All permanent employees for PGCPS as of June 1, 2022, who are still permanent employees as of September 16, 2022, will receive a $1,000 one-time retention bonus. This payment will be made by separate payment no later than October 21, 2022
E. Salary tables for FY 2024 improved as follows: - 4% COLA effective July 1, 2023 applied to the base salary. - Add an additional Step ( top of the scale lane expansion) to each Grade. - One Step increase on July 1, 2023 applied to the base for all eligible employees. Eligible is defined as a Unit member who has served in the Unit for at least one calendar year.
F. Salary tables for FY 2025 improved as follows: - 4% COLA effective July 1, 2024 applied to the base salary. - One Step increase on July 1, 2024 applied to the base for all eligible employees. Eligible is defined as a Unit member who has served in the Unit for at least one calendar year.
Negotiations will open for FY25 for language, any additional compensation and future years of the negotiated agreement.
I Was Demoted Once, Too! A loophole exists in COMAR/Contract which is a sinkhole for administrators that needs immediate repair!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMITTEES IN 2023-24 JOIN OUR TEAM NOW!!
Unit III Shout Out: Thank You for supporting the Union by serving on a committee or serving as liaison when called….WE NEED YOU TOO!
Everette- Jones, Deeon
Puertollano, Patrice “Pia”
Unit II Shout Outs: Thank You for supporting the Union by serving on a committee or serving as liaison when called…..WE NEED YOU TOO!
Violence In School System Not A Game!
The recent rise in violent incidents in our schools undoubtedly is impacting our staff. Every day there seems to be something new going on across the district. Often times these incidents are not known to most. The safety of every staff and student in every school in PGCPS must be the priority of our new superintendent and school board. Until a Code of Conduct with teeth is adopted and put into place, violence and disruption will continue to plague our halls, buses, cafeterias and school grounds. Lip service without action, as we know, is not the answer. Revising the Student Rights and Responsibility Handbook should be a top priority for our board and new superintendent.
Vacancies causing more work......often without compensation!
ASASP Budget Was APPROVED by members before the May 30th deadline!!
Showing Up and Showing Out!
New PGCPS CEO Announced
Prince George's County Schools officially names Millard House II as next superintendent
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS…
Cause You Need to Know, especially if you get Anonymous Complaints:
3.17 SLLA Test – Any unit member who has taken the School Leaders Licensure Assessment Test will be reimbursed for 100% of the cost of the test not to exceed $475 upon verification of success.
3.05C Evaluation – Individual performance objectives or job targets will be recorded in writing and signed by the evaluator and the unit member NO LATER than October 1st or within 30 days of assignment.
3.05 I – Unit members will be advised of complaints against them or adverse information concerning them and be given ample opportunity to address such complaints or adverse information when appropriate. Such information or complaints shall not be used in employee evaluations absent investigation and confirmation of the information by the supervisor.
3.05 J – Whenever a formal complaint is lodged against a unit member by a student, parent or any other member of the public, the appropriate school system official shall notify the member of the complaint, the complainant and the charge(s) in writing within 10 days of receipt of the written complaint. The unit member shall be provided the name of the complainant, except where prohibited by law or established by the board of education.
A. Whenever a formal complaint is lodged against a unit member, the appropriate school system official shall notify the member of the complaint, the complainant, and the charge(s) in writing within ten (10) days of receipt of the written complaint. The unit member shall be provided the name of the complainant, except where prohibited by law or established Board policy. If such notice is not provided within 10 working days of the request, the complaint shall be dismissed.
B. A unit member, upon request, has the right to have Association representation at a meeting which is scheduled for the purpose of investigating whether the unit member has engaged in misconduct warranting discipline.
Public Education in Maryland is Constantly Changing… Read THE BLUEPRINT, your career/job depends on it!
Maryland Public Schools Blueprint… READING IS FUNDAMENTAL
Evaluation Handbook 2022-23
Unit 2 and 3 Non School-Based Employees Calendar
Unit 2 School-Based Employees Calendar
Important Information and Links
The next 2 week at ASASP-PGCPS!
June 12th Monday (Day 204/210) – ASASP
13th Tuesday (Day 205/210) – ASASP
14th Wednesday (Day 206/210) – ASASP
15th Thursday (Day 207/210) – ASASP
16th Friday (Day 208/210) – ASASP
JUNETEENTH SCHOOLS and OFFICES CLOSED
20th Tuesday (209/210) – ASASP
21th Wednesday (210/210) – ASASP
June 22-30 (Days 211-217)
July 1-31 All 11-Month Employees have VACATION!
PGCPS SCHOOL CALENDAR 2023-2024 for PLANNING!
ASASP BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2023
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 (Unit III Board Member)
Crystal Bright-Mundell (Elementary AP/Wing Coordinator)***
*** indicates new Board Members elected in most recent election (August 2022)
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