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News Release

Board of Education Ratifies Union Contracts
December 10, 2012
For Immediate Release
Office of Communications
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the Board of Education of Prince George's County ratified a new three-year labor contract with ACE-AFSCME Local 2250, the union representing most of the Board's noncertificated personnel, including paraprofessional educators, bus drivers and attendants, food service workers, nurses, and secretarial and maintenance personnel.

The new contract includes a one-time payment to all eligible bargaining unit employees equivalent to 2% of their FY13 annual salary (retroactive to July 1, 2012).  This contract settlement follows on the heels of a similar settlement with SEIU Local 400, the bargaining agent for the Board's noncertificated custodial personnel, which extended that employee group's contract through June 30, 2013, and included a similar retroactive 2% one-time payment.  


About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one of the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.