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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.

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BTU Contract


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PSASA Contract