• Summer vacation

    Enjoy your summer vacation!

    During the summer, FCTA is open Monday to Thursday 8:00 to 5:00 and closed on Fridays.  The week of July 4, we are closed July 4 and open July 8....
  • Contract

    Final negotiations update

    The BOE approved the contract on June 22.  The contract has been signed by FCTA and the BOE....
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    Benefits of Membership

    FCTA assists members, when requested, on any aspect of employment. We are here to help you....
  • Teacher

    Thank you to our teachers!

    We are thankful for the talented, hardworking, dedicated teachers who serve our students here in Frederick County. Thank you for inspiring the next generation!...
  • NEA 2016

    NEA Convention 2016

    Thank you to all the FCTA and FASSE members for all your work this week on behalf of our students and public education.....
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Negotiated Agreement



Click here to view our negotiated agreement for the 2014-2017 contract term.

Click here to view the Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Click here to view the Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement and Salary Scales effective July 1, 2016

Teacher Salary Scale effective July 1, 2015

Teacher Salary Scale effective December 1, 2015


Elected officials are making decisions about our salary, class size, benefits, course content, supplies and retirement. FCTA members have the power to improve our student’s learning conditions by contributing to PAC.  Your contributions are used to endorse pro-public education candidates up and down the ballot.  Click here to make your PAC Payroll Contribution.

The Associate

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  • Endorsements for BOE Candidates

    Frederick County’s 2,700-member teachers union has endorsed three school board candidates for the general election — support that is generally considered a significant boon for local campaigns. Incumbent Joy Schaefer and...
  • Tentative Agreement has been ratified

    The Tentative Agreement has been ratified by FCTA members.  A majority of the ballots cast by 5:00 pm on June 20, 2016, were in favor of the tentative agreement. Next steps: ...


  • MSEA Statement on Testing Commission Report July 6, 2016
    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Steven Hershkowitzshershkowitz@mseanea.org(410) 353-0755 Annapolis, Maryland — This morning, the Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments in Public Schools posted their final report on how to reduce standardized testing to its Maryland State Department of Education website page. The recommendations now must be adopted or rejected by local school boards by September […]
  • MSEA Statement on New Maryland Superintendent of Schools May 24, 2016
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Steven Hershkowitzshershkowitz@mseanea.org(410) 353-0755 Today, the Maryland State Board of Education announced its selection of Dr. Karen Salmon as the next state superintendent of Maryland schools. MSEA President Betty Weller released the following statement: "The Maryland State Education Association congratulates Karen Salmon on her selection as Maryland’s next state superintendent of schools. […]

Email and Social Media Tips

social-media-in-educationAs an educator, it is smart to always use precaution when sending emails and using social networking websites. Click the links below to learn about professional email etiquette, preventive measures with social media, and what you can and can’t say on the job regarding politics.

Professional Email Etiquette

Social Media Tips

Political Activism: What You Can and Can’t Say on the Job.

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