their May 6 work session, in a misguided effort to balance the FY16 operating
budget, the Board of Education unanimously voted to slash $10.6 million from
the salary resource pool. This decision leaves only $3.6 million in the
resource pool to fund salary increases for BOE employees. If money is not
restored to the salary resource pool it will be impossible for the Board to
fund even a step increase for the fifth time in seven years. FCPS employees
deserve better. Another year of falling behind in the ability to recruit
and retain the best educators is bad for students and the community.
are tired of doing more with less and deserve to be fairly compensated for the
challenging work they do. FCPS employees must send a strong and clear message
to the Board of Education that their employees do not support this
decision. We must contact the Board of Education before they vote this
month on the final 2016 budget. Together let’s tell the Board “enough is
enough” and hold them accountable to fully fund the salary resource pool for
the 2015-2016 school year.
can you do?
immediate action! Fill out the form below to contact the Board of Education and demand
restoration of funds to the salary resource pool. The next page will display a sample letter you can edit or send as is.
solidarity with your colleagues! Wear black to work on Wednesday, May 27.
and demand that the Governor release the $3.3 million in GCEI funds desperately
needed by FCPS.