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UPDATE: Network security and use of computers 

Effective immediately, staff and students may now use their personal devices to access virtual learning and other tools. We ask all users to continue to avoid using Baltimore County schools devices to access City Schools resources. You may use asynchronous online platforms that we know are secure, such as iReady, Imagine Math, Amplify online, etc. 

We also ask all users to avoid opening emails from suspicious sources. For security, we have blocked all emails coming from Baltimore County, and ITD is monitoring all incoming emails for suspicious messages. If you receive a suspicious email, do not open it and report the occurrence to

Expires on 11/30

Bargaining Units

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.

Baltimore Teachers Union

The BTU represents teachers who are certificated professionals with a primary focus on delivery of instruction, direct instructional support, or related services.

Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel

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).

Public School Administrators and Supervisors Association

PSASA includes principals and other certificated academic administrators and supervisors.

City Union of Baltimore

CUB includes noncertificated supervisory staff members.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 44

The Local 44 unit of AFSCME includes noncertificated, nonsupervisory positions that involve service and maintenance support.

Fraternal Order of Police

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.