Early Career Educators
WCTA helps our Early Career Educators network by sponsoring ECE events throughout the year. Help us pass the word about this upcoming event.
WCTA Supports Community Circles
As part of our ongoing work in Restorative Practices, WCTA supports Community Circles. Drop in to find out how it works to build trust and understanding in our community.
WCTA+MSEA+NEA: The Big Picture
Check out this video produced by the Maryland State Educators Association - it's designed for new educators, but even veterans can learn more about how the big picture works for all of us.
Washington County Forum on the Blueprint
Make plans to attend this community forum to learn more about the Blueprint for Maryland's Future on November 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Washington County Library. RSVP today at marylandblueprint.org.
WCTA News Update
At the October Rep Council meeting, planning got underway for a WCTA Fall Family Fun Night set for Friday, November 15. After considering a variety of alliterative ideas and options, we’ve decided to hold a FRIENDSGIVING & WCTA Family Game Night at the WCTA office on Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.
WCTA will provide BBQ meats and paper products for a shared meal, and we’re asking all who come to bring a dish/dessert and to BYOB. In addition, bring board and/or card games to challenge our competitive spirits. (Catan, anyone?)
The event is for WCTA members and their families, so bring the kids along if you’d like! Please send an email to Carol Mowen at email@example.com, call Jamie Barrett at the WCTA office, or contact Carol Mowen directly at WCTHS to RSVP. We hope to see a large crowd of our WCTA family there!
Interested in joining WCTA? Have a question you would like to ask us? Ideas? Feedback? Please fill out and submit the form below, and you will be contacted. Thanks!
Salary Scale for 2019-2020
Thanks to local funds and a state Kirwan grant, teachers received a solid increase for the 2019-2020 year.
Salary Step Crosswalk is available here to explain the increase and changes to the salary scale.
Medical benefits premium increases were held to just 2% thanks to member advocacy and changes in usage. And we were able to get some additions/improvements to the coverage for both medical and dental.
If you have questions or concerns, call WCTA! We're here to support our teachers and students!
This Fund-Raiser is for everyone - WCTA members, non-members, co-workers, family and friends. Download the pdf here. At the bottom of the paper is a coupon to be filled out and returned along with your club dues of $15.00 (Checks should be made payable to WCTA Scholarship Fund). Drawings are held monthly during the WCTA Rep Council meeting. One lucky winner will be awarded a gift certificate to that month's corresponding restaurant. If you win one month, you are still eligible for each of the subsequent monthly drawings. Multiple entries are welcome. You may join at any time, late entries will not be eligible for months already drawn. Each entry remains active for the 12 drawings listed on the paper.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE WCTA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Do you have questions about your healthcare bill? Contact one of the following:
- WCPS Benefits Office - 301-766-2810
- Tricia Riley, WCPS Benefits Specialist: email
- Contact Cigna - 800-244-6224 - If you have Medicare as your primary insurance please contact them first.
Be sure to log into your My Cigna page or app. Check out items available under the My Health tab. There are Discount Programs and Resources available that may save you additional money.
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MSEA continues to keep standing strong to protect our public schools from cuts and privatization in the days ahead. Get the last action alerts and breaking news on state education issues by signing up for their text alerts.
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