MCEA Contract

Contract Negotiations 2020 – The new contract is still being created (there were several changes).  For more information and to see the tentative agreement, please click here.  We will update this page with the new contract as soon as it is finalized.

MCEA/MCBOE Contract Agreement for the School Years 2018-2020

Click on the image below to view the current contract that went into effect on July 1, 2018.

Contract Fact Sheets

MCEA has prepared the following Contract Fact Sheets to help our members understand the changes made in several key sections of the new contract:

New Contract Summary – This is the executive summary of the changes to our contract that will be implemented July 1, 2017 and beyond.

Elementary Media Specialist Schedules Fact Sheet – Understanding how the new scheduling provisions in the 2015-2017 contract apply to Elementary Media Specialists.

Part-time Work Schedule Guidelines – Use this chart to determine the amount of work and planning time you should receive as a part-time employee.

SickPersonalLeaveFactSheet  – This fact sheet provides an overview of contract provisions governing the use of sick leave and personal leave.

Accelerated Pay Checks – An explanation for why there is a three week gap between pay checks at the start of the school year.

Flexible Professional Time Memo and FPT Activity Voucher for the 16 hours of professional time.

Annual Leave Conversion FAQ for 12 Month Employees

The Beginning of Interest-Based Bargaining in MCPS 

In 1998, MCEA and the Montgomery County Board of Education negotiated and signed a new collective bargaining agreement that transformed labor management relations within the Montgomery County Public Schools.  A year earlier, MCEA had proposed, for the first time, the use of an interest-based bargaining process. Following agreement by the Board of Education (albeit on a split, 4-3 vote), the parties turned to Conflict Management Inc. (an outgrowth of the Harvard Negotiations Project) for training and facilitation. The following year, after an in-depth and time-consuming process, a radically new contract was overwhelmingly approved by both the Board of Education and MCEA members – launching the collaborative labor management partnership which has continued to this day.

To read the Executive Summary of the 1999-2001 Contract, click here.

To read the full text of the 1999-2001 Contract, click here.