Thanks to the lobbying efforts of NEA members across the country, $1,382,862 from the Education Jobs Fund is heading our way. School divisions are only permitted to use funds for compensation and benefits and other expenses, such as support services, necessary to retain existing employees, to recall or rehire former employees, and to hire new employees, in order to provide early childhood, elementary, or secondary educational and related services.
Recognizing that ACPS employees’ have experienced a cut in take-home pay this year, your EAA Meet and Confer team has asked Superintendent Sherman to use some of the funds to roll back the 0.5% supplemental retirement contribution ($500,000) and the employee contribution towards dental insurance ($300,000).
Dr. Sherman has agreed to consider EAA's request. We will keep you posted as the school system finalizes plans for this funding.
Initial guidance from the US Dept of Ed on using these funds can be found HERE.