TAAAC Update

BUDGET HEARING REMINDER

Today, May 14, 2012 – Old Mill High School. Hearing begins at 7:00, Testimony Sign-ups at 6:00PM, Picketing 6:15PM to 7:00PM. 50% chance of rain during the picketing, bring rain gear

Carry your own sign or grab one of ours. Come in to hear the testimony given by your TAAAC President; then leave when you please.

GRANTS IN NEED AVAILABLE

The TAAAC Foundation for Educational Excellence (TAAAC-FEE), a 501(c)3 corporation, recently got its grant program for education employees up and running. Unit 1 AACPS employees who find themselves in desperate financial circumstances may apply for one-time grants. Application packets made be obtained by calling the TAAAC office or emailing your TAAAC UniServ or BJones@mseanea.org.

NEGOTIATIONS

Negotiations remain stalled due to the pending budget controversy. Your TAAAC negotiating team believes vehemently that available funding should be used provide some financial relief to our educators that have seen too little in recent years. Depending on their respective position on the salary scale, Unit 1 educators have been on the same step for three to six years and there are members of the County Council who want to extend the hardship to four to seven years despite having the money to do otherwise. At least for now, the best way for members to help is to don something red and attend tonight’s hearing.