Prince George’s County Educators’ Association and Prince George’s County Public Schools sign long awaited contract to improve learning environments for schools
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Friday, September 23rd—The Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) signed the union’s 2023-2025 Negotiated Agreement with the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) at their monthly School Board meeting Thursday, September 22nd.
“We are pleased to be ratifying our negotiation agreement and we would like to thank Howard Burnett and the rest of the Boards negotiation team for their hard work in getting us to this point,” said Dr. Donna L. Christy, PGCEA President. “We believe that this historic negotiated agreement, with progress on approximately 80 contract provisions, and a compensation package that narrows the salary gap between us and surrounding counties, will make a difference in retaining and recruiting highly qualified educators to serve our students and community.”
Through PGCEA’s Bargaining for Common Good platform, the union fought for and won increased planning time, increased pay for national certifications, funds for classroom supplies, tuition reimbursement increases, and substitute pay improvements.
Now it is time to shift to implementation and to ensure consistency in implementation across all schools and worksites. PGCEA will continue its work to lead out of the pandemic and toward the promise of a great public school for every student