Every day, I get hundreds of emails, texts, and calls from members with concerns ranging from the lack of support for special educators due to vacancies to issues with admin to the need for different professional development, to increased funding.
Right now, we have an opportunity to make our collective voice heard with new AACPS leadership. Superintendent Dr. Bedell has made it clear that he wants to make sure our public school employees receive a competitive salary that recruits and retains educators, and working conditions that show us the respect we deserve and allow our students to become life-long learners.
Here are two actions TAAAC members can take together
- Sign up to speak at the annual Budget Hearing. The Board of Education wants to hear from members – if we do not show up, they will not know what our priorities are for the upcoming year.
- Email your Board of Education member. Personal emails, or emails signed by your whole school, are the best way to reach our elected officials. Let them know what you like AND dislike. Here are their contacts: