Updated: MCPS/MCEA Return to Negotiations After Agreement on Ground Rules / First Bargaining Session will be Thursday, November 10

November 7, 2022

Updated Nov. 7, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.: Both parties have agreed to withdraw their unfair labor practice filings due to this agreement.

On Friday evening, MCPS reached an agreement with the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) on ground rules for their upcoming contract negotiations. 

Importantly, both parties have determined there will be 12 initial bargaining sessions that are open for unit members to attend either in-person or via Zoom. The first session will be held in the evening on November 10, 2022. 

MCPS looks forward to entering this new phase of negotiations with ground rules that are foundational to successful contract discussions with MCEA, rules that ensure a mutually respectful and fair approach for all parties involved. 

Equally important, this agreement means that negotiations with all three employee associations are on track concurrently, meaning that important employee benefits can be discussed and in place simultaneously, following previously anticipated timelines. 

MCPS staff are the backbone supporting our strategic plan and goals for the students of Montgomery County Public Schools. Staff represent the single most vital investment we can make in our goal of success for students in school, career and community.



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