Anne Arundel Board of Ed. Approves Bargaining Agreement

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education today approved a negotiated agreement for Fiscal Year 2020 with the Association of Educational Leaders (AEL), the bargaining unit which represents building administrators, coordinators, and special assistants.

County Executive Steuart Pittman’s proposed appropriation to the board of education, excluding debt service, increases by $46.2 million. This amount meets the State matching funds requirements known as Maintenance of Effort (MOE), provides full funding for pay packages as proposed by the BOE, contract schools, EEE, mental health, special education, and new teaching positions.

According to a press release:

The two-year agreement with AEL provides the following, all of which would be funded in the operating budget as currently proposed by County Executive Steuart Pittman and now being considered by the County Council:

  • One full step increase to all eligible Unit II employees.
  • A 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment to all Unit II employees.
  • A back step for all eligible Unit II employees who were in Unit II in the 2008-2009 school year, have not changed bargaining units or have changed units without an appropriate placement on the salary scale per a bargaining unit agreement, and have not reached the top of the salary scale.
  • A back step for all eligible Unit II employees who were in Unit II in the 2009-2010 school year, have not changed bargaining units or have changed units without an appropriate placement on the salary scale per a bargaining unit agreement, and have not reached the top of the salary scale.

The agreement, which expires on June 30, 2021, was approved by AEL members on May 1, 2019. It is contingent on adequate funding being appropriated by the County Council in the FY2020 budget.

Read the full press release for more information.

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