In the middle of these challenging and rapidly evolving times, MSEA, NEA, and all of our local offices are here to support you and the students we serve. All students and educators deserve safe, healthy learning and working environments.
Coming soon! MSEA’s Curated Supports for Teaching and Learning
As cases spike and exceed state metrics for safe in-person learning, MSEA President Cheryl Bost sent a letter to State Superintendent Salmon requesting a statewide announcement that schools will operate in distance learning mode until at least the end of the semester. Click here to read the full letter.
With schools closed for weeks, food insecurity among our impoverished students is a real concern. Thankfully, school systems are stepping up to provide meals for students who need them. Click here for links by jurisdiction of where and when meals are available. Click here for more information on food benefits for students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals (click here for a Spanish-language version of the same information).
We are holding a frequent updates via Facebook Live, typically every other Wednesdays at 8 p.m. featuring MSEA President Cheryl Bost and MSEA General Counsel Kristy Anderson, called “Educate at 8.” You don’t need a Facebook account to watch; just click here to head over to the MSEA Facebook page and watch online. This is your time to get answers, ask questions, and bring up your concerns. We’re going to cover what we know about the top questions we’re getting from members and will do our best to answer as many questions as we can.
MSEA is closed and staff are teleworking. We are continuing to support, help, and empower members as well as we possibly can during these challenging times. We encourage members to reach out to their local association presidents and staff with local-specific questions while schools remain closed. You can find contact information for your local by clicking here. Due to local office closures, email is likely a better mode of communication than phone.
Now more than ever, it’s important for educators to stick together. MSEA has your back and will keep fighting for the answers, support, and resources that educators deserve. Click here to join.
On September 3, MSEA held a statewide teletown hall to discuss reopening schools, safety measures, job and privacy concerns, and much more. Click here to listen to a recording of the call.
On July 14, MSEA, the Baltimore Teachers Union, and Maryland PTA called for at least the first semester of the 2020-21 school year to be virtual in order to protect the health and safety of Maryland students, educators, and families. Click here to read the full letter.
Following are a number of FAQs that we published this past spring when coronavirus forced our schools to physically close. For FAQs specific to the 2020-21 school year, please see the FAQ section above.
Do you have a question that wasn’t addressed on this page? Send it to [email protected]. If your question is local-specific, we suggest that you reach out to your local association or Uniserv director directly. You can find the local association contact info and directory here.