• 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

    Tentative agreement has been ratified.  Next steps:  The BOE will take a vote on June 22.  Contract signing will take place once both sides have voted.  ...
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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!...
  • Students

    Working Together to Make Great Things Happen

    NEA launched a national campaign to promote the great work and commitment of its members....
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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.

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: ...


  • The deadline to apply for an IEO Grant has been extended! June 20, 2016
    Do you have a great idea for how to get your colleagues excited about the issues that matter to you, your local association, and your profession? It’s time to make it happen with an MSEA Innovative Engagement and Organizing (IEO) Grant. An IEO Grant can fund the development of your great idea—the average grant will […]
  • MSEA Statement on New Maryland Superintendent of Schools May 24, 2016
    "The Maryland State Education Association congratulates Karen Salmon on her selection as Maryland’s next state superintendent of schools. Maryland’s teachers and education support professionals look forward to working closely with Dr. Salmon to improve resource equity, close opportunity gaps, and reduce and improve standardized testing so that all of our students have a chance at […]

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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