Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) have reached a tentative agreement on wage increases over a two-year period. If the County Council fully funds the MCPS budget proposal, the following increases would take effect beginning July 1, 2023, for MCEA unit members:
For the 2023-2024 school year, the salary for teachers would increase by $5,602 for 10-month employees and $6,583 for 12-month employees, with a step increase for those eligible employees. The new salaries would range from $59,640 to $124,416 for 10-month employees; and from $70,078 to $146,189 for 12-month positions depending on experience and years of service.
For the 2024-2025 school year, salaries would increase by $2,918 for 10-month employees and $3,428 for 12-month employees with a step increase for those eligible employees. The new salaries would range from $62,558 to $127,334 for 10-month employees; and from $73,506 for 12-month employees to $149,617 for 12-month employees depending on experience and years of service.
These increases address the higher cost of living and recognize the value and expertise teachers bring to the livelihood of Montgomery County. Additionally the increases allow the county to remain competitive in the region, while fulfilling the state’s mandate in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future to implement a starting salary of $60,000 over the next two years. Per MCPS.
Calling all coaches, students and parents/caregivers of student athletes: MCPS Athletics and the NCAA Eligibility Center are hosting a virtual information night from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4.
Per Montgomery Parks: “Celebrate the holidays with Montgomery Parks! We have birdwatching, winter solstice, New Year’s festivities, and many more activities for the whole family.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church, located at 7701 Bradley Blvd in Bethesda, is hosting its 4th Annual Saint George Christmas Experience and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 2nd.
According to Montgomery County Police, “A 20-year-old Capitol Heights man died Tuesday, November 28, 2023, after crashing his car into a parked vehicle on Spruell Drive.