• Member Picnic 2016

    Member Picnic

    Come one, come all for the 2016 Joint Association Picnic. FREE to all Members, New Hires and their families. Please RSVP by Sept. 1st!!! Thank you....
  • Back to School

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome back to all our new teachers, returning teachers and support staff!  Let's work together to make this a GREAT school year!...
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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


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: ...


  • Sen. Madaleno, ACLU of Maryland, and Educators Call on Gov. Hogan to Withhold Funding for Private Schools August 5, 2016
    Citing Governor’s Claim of “Declining Revenues,” Groups Ask for Transfer of Public Funding from Private to Public SchoolsFriday, August 5, 2016 Samantha Zwerlingszwerling@senate.state.md.us(908) 328-1161 Steven Hershkowitzshershkowitz@mseanea.org(410) 353-0755 Bebe Verderyverdery@aclu-md.org(410) 889-8550 x106 This morning, Senator Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery-District 18) joined ACLU of Maryland and the more than 72,000 educators of the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) […]
  • MSEA Statement on Gov. Hogan’s Political Decision to Withhold School Funding (Again) August 3, 2016
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Steven Hershkowitzshershkowitz@mseanea.org(410) 353-0755 This morning, Gov. Hogan’s office announced he would be withholding approximately $80 million included in the General Assembly’s bipartisan FY2017 budget—including $25 million for public schools. This is the second consecutive year that Gov. Hogan has made the unilateral decision to withhold funding from schools; last year, he withheld […]

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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