As you may be aware, our paraprofessional partners, secretaries, and custodians (MAESP) are still without a contract. Having gone through this uncertainty and frustration as teachers, we can’t help but empathize. However, with over 15 posted vacancies for paraprofessionals as we get ready to go into a new school year, we are terrified of implications for being able to successfully educate all of our students.
We remember how encouraging it was to find out that parents and members of MAESP had made a strong showing of support on behalf of teachers during our fraught negotiations. It meant a lot to us, personally, to know that so many members of this community supported a high quality public education.
Now we have a chance to show our support for our paraprofessionals, secretaries, and custodians who are in the same position we were. Please take an hour out of your Tuesday evening to stand with teachers on behalf of MAESP as board members are entering for the MASD Regular Board Meeting this Tuesday, 6/8/2021. Let the board members see the large number of people in this educational community who care about quality public education.
WHAT: show of support for MAESP before June 8th regular MASD board member
WHERE: outside of Administrative Offices
WHEN: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:15 pm so we are in place as board members arrive
If you are so inclined, PLEASE consider signing up to speak in person (sign up available near the entrance to the boardroom) or by Zoom Meet (sign up by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org).
To access the meeting virtually, call (301) 715-8592 or visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89081556134?pwd=c2pNVjZxcHFtSy9QUkpncGdmUjhRZz09. (Webinar ID: 890 8155 6134; Passcode: 372187)