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Most City Schools employees are represented by unions, depending on their job function. The union assignment is a condition of the employee’s position, is based on state regulations, and is approved by the Board of School Commissioners.
The BTU represents teachers who are certificated professionals with a primary focus on delivery of instruction, direct instructional support, or related services.
PSRP, part of the BTU, includes noncertificated, nonsupervisory professional, office, clerical, and administrative support positions in schools and the district office, as well as traditional paraprofessionals (e.g., paraeducators, noninstructional assistants, team support paraprofessionals, special education assistants, licensed therapy assistants, and school aides).
PSASA includes principals and other certificated academic administrators and supervisors.
CUB includes noncertificated supervisory staff members.
The Local 44 unit of AFSCME includes noncertificated, nonsupervisory positions that involve service and maintenance support.
The FOP unit includes school police officers (I and II), corporals, sergeants, and lieutenants.
Maryland State Department of Education regulations provide that all City Schools employees must be assigned to bargaining units unless they hold positions classified as confidential or managerial. A position is confidential if its responsibilities involve access to specific information regarding the City Schools' collective bargaining process. A position is managerial if its primary responsibilities involve system-level decision making. No negotiated agreement covers unaffiliated employees.