Carroll County has ratified contracts with the County’s public school educators and administrators, raising pay for both in the coming school year.
The Carroll County Board of Education has ratified master agreements with the Carroll County Education Association (CCEA) and the Association of Public School Administrators and Supervisors of Carroll County (APSASCCO) that include pay increases for public school educators and administrators.
Employees represented by the CCEA, including teachers and other educators, will receive a 4 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the 2023- 2024 school year.
With that COLA, first-year teachers with a bachelor’s degree teaching for Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) will earn $52,063 during fiscal year 2024. This equates to about a $2,000 increase from base pay in fiscal 2023. By fiscal year 2026, all counties are required by The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (“The Blueprint”) to provide starting teacher salaries of at least $60,000.
As outlined in the master agreement, CCEA members will also receive various bonus incentives for out-of-the-classroom activities:
- Members will receive $50 for working as a dance chaperone or at school sporting events and $75 for doubleheaders;
- Dual enrollment and National Board coordinators will also each receive a $10,000 stipend for “performing extra duties”; and
- National FFA Organization and Future Business Leaders of America advisers and mentor coaches will receive a $1,061 stipend.
Administrators represented by the APSASCCO will receive a 5 percent COLA. Additionally, principals will receive a $5,000 raise, assistant principals will get a $3,000 raise, and those with relevant National Board certification will receive a $10,000 raise. Administrators who are not issued cell phones will also receive a $40 monthly stipend to offset communication costs.
Funding for pay raises was included in the Carroll County Board of Education’s $442.6 million fiscal 2024 budget.