2018-19 TSP Negotiations

October 15
Technical Support Professionals, Education Professionals, and Education Support Professionals held a joint session with the District at Atlantic Technical Center.

Judith Marte, Chief Financial Officer for the District, presented an overview of the District Budget similar to the one she presented to the school board. Due to District enrollment being short of estimates, money has to be returned to the state, so finding money for raises is posing a challenge. However, she emphasized that the Superintendent and the School Board directed her to find money for raises for employees.

Next, Dildra Martin-Ogburn, the District's Director of Benefits and Employment Services, provided an overview of the Employee Health Insurance benefits and respective costs as they come out of the same pot of money as salaries. As part of the presentation, a comparison to Miami-Date and Palm Beach Schools Districts was shown.

The next meeting for Education Support Professionals will be 1:00-5:00 on November 8 at BTU.

Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.

October 1

August 27
The meeting started with introductions of team members on both sides of the table. The BTU TSP negotiating team members are   Matt Decker. Robert Carlough, Scott Gillen, Cyrilla Bradley, Kim Murray, Terrance Banarsee, Clara Knowles, and Cami Acceuss.

BCPS presented what they referred to as a revised, reorganized BTU/TSP contract. The discussion after consisted of a page by page review of the entire contract. At the end of the discussion the BTU/TSP negotiations team asked for a caucus to discuss the proposed changes. During the caucus several team members found discrepancies in the language being proposed by the District, which benefitted the District. The TSP/BTU team ended the negotiations session, so the team could have time to review the proposed changes before discussing further.

The tentative date of the next sesssion is October 1 at 1:00 PM Members are always welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations.

July 19
Negotiations for the 2018-19 contract began with opening statements by BTU President Anna Fusco, ESP Vice President Bernie Kemp and TSP Vice President Matt Decker.

This first session included all three units to discuss common concerns. Following introductions of the three BTU Negotiating teams and the District’s team, the two sides exchanged proposed ground rules for this year’s session. After a caucus to separately discuss the respective proposals, agreement was reached.

Before adjourning, the next session for the TSP unit was scheduled for August 27. Members are welcome to attend sessions to view negotiations