This Week at MCEA

Apr 02, 2024
  1. RSVP! MCEA Virtual Townhall April 3 
  2. Grade in Action and Rally at the County Council Budget Hearing April 9 
  3. Elect Our Next Bosses!
  4. Join Us! Building Action Team (BAT) Training April 16  
  5. Apply NOW to be a Union Summer Member Organizer – Deadline April 19
  6. Register Now! 2024 MSEA-Retired Conference
  7. Save the Date: In-Person Representative Assembly (RA) May 1
  8. Celebrate Chris Lloyd on National Teacher Appreciation Day, May 7  
  9. MCEA Members: Making Our Voices Heard at Our Worksites! 


1. RSVP! Virtual Town Hall April 3 

The Virtual Town Hall Meeting will be conducted via Zoom on Wednesday, April 3 at 6pm. All members are welcome to attend. You must register in advance using your personal email. Registration closes at noon on Tuesday, April 2. To register, click here.

Please note that members will not be permitted to access the meeting from cell phones to protect union confidentiality (you must join from a computer or tablet), and registration with MCPS emails will be denied. 


2. Grade-In Action and Rally at the County Council Budget Hearing April 9 

Bring your ungraded papers, two colleagues, and wear red for ed on Tuesday April 9, 2024, as we demand the county council pass a budget that fully funds our schools. 

A fully funded budget is CRITICAL to MCPS being able to fulfill their obligation to honor our negotiated agreement. Without a fully funded MCPS budget, we risk losing our negotiated pay increases and changes to our benefits.  

More details and RSVP at 

In the meantime, be sure to send your letter to county council by clicking here to demand the county council fully fund our schools! 

3. Elect Our Next Bosses! 

Take action to get our Apple Ballot recommended candidates elected with an Apple Ballot shift! Early voting starts Thursday, May 2, 2024, and runs through Thursday, May 9, 2024. There are early morning, morning, mid-day, afternoon, and evening shifts available at multiple locations throughout the county. Sign up for your Apple Ballot shift here! 

For more information, please contact Alicenne Passavanti at [email protected] 


4. Join Us! Building Action Team (BAT) Training 4/16 

Are you interested in learning more or expanding your leadership skills as a MCEA Building Representative? Are you not yet a building rep but interested in taking on the role at some point in the future? If so, please join us for our second Building Action Team (BAT) training of the year. Union Business Leave will be provided. RSVP for this training here 

For more information contact Maya Satz at [email protected] 


5. Apply NOW to be a Union Summer Organizer 

MCEA’s Union Summer program is an exciting opportunity for MCEA members to improve their organizing skills by doing outreach to new educators, non-members, and members about critical issues we face in our schools. 

MCEA’s Union Summer Program will be held from July 8 – August 16, 2024 

Interested in becoming a union summer organizer? Apply here! The deadline to apply is April 19. 


6. Register Now! 2024 MSEA-Retired Conference 

Join other MCEA retirees at the 2024 MSEA-Retired Conference on Thursday, April 25, 2024. 

Learn more and register here. 



7.  Save the Date: In-Person Representative Assembly (RA) May 1 

Mark your calendars and lookout for an RSVP for May’s action-driven RA. 


8. Celebrate Chris Lloyd on National Teacher Appreciation Day, May 7 

There will be a celebration to remember our past MCEA President and beloved colleague, Chris Lloyd, who died earlier this year. 

  • Host: Pamela Lloyd 
  • Date: May 7, 2024 
  • Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm 
  • Place: MCEA Conference Center, 12 Taft Court, Rockville 
  • RSVP to follow 


9. MCEA Members: Making our voices heard at our worksites! 

Seneca Valley HS wears Red for Ed! 

We celebrate Red for Ed every Wednesday! Remember to wear red this Wednesday, April 3to build union solidarity and awareness at your school or worksite. We love to share our actions with each other, so please email [email protected] with pictures or videos of you and your colleagues taking action! 

Since December 6, 2023, over 25 schools and worksites have taken action to address climate concerns. Through our organizing efforts, we are making bold demands to MCPS administration, imploring them to work with us to improve working conditions and students’ learning conditions at the foundational levels of the system, our worksites. We will continue amplifying our collective voice and make bold demands. To get involved and join other worksites in our climate campaign, reach out to your MCEA Building Representatives, your assigned MCEA Uniserv Director, and/or learn more about how to take action at 

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