- Your Liaison (For vested members only*)
CASE represents members at the regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Education. We monitor what is going on at the county, state, and national level and, when necessary, advocate for member concerns in Towson, Annapolis, and Washington DC.
- Defense of Master Agreement Issues (For vested members only*)
Each year members receive attorney consultation for matters of employment concerns (employment security, demotion, or reclassification). The fees will be paid by the council for the betterment of the entire unit. Our resident counsel Tom Dolina from the law office of Bodie Law.
Download the Master Agreement, 2020–2023 (PDF, 43 pages).
- Discounted Legal Services (For vested members only*)
Each year members receive 30 minutes of attorney consultation for any personal matter. After the free consultation has been used, members receive a 35% discount on additional legal services.
- Ombudsman Service (For members)
In a cooperative effort to avoid formal procedures and upon the request of an aggrieved member, a CASE representative will accompany the member to an informal meeting and work to achieve an equitable settlement.
A qualified team of CASE delegates will participate each year in a series of negotiations with representatives of the superintendent’s staff. These delegates help improve areas of member concern, such as compensation, benefits, and working conditions.
Unified Sick Leave Bank
USLB (all CASE eligible) offers enhanced benefits in the event that, after exhausting all other personal leave, the member is unable to work for medical reasons.
- USLB Rules
- USLB Procedures
- USLB Application (download and return to the Office of Risk Management)
- USLB Opt Out Request Form
(For vested members only*) We offer a competitive scholarship program for undergraduate students who are the dependents of active members. The 2023 application deadline is Friday, May 19th.
- A dependent of an active CASE member.
- A high school senior or currently attending a two-year or four-year undergraduate school.
- An applicant may apply or reapply for the scholarship anytime while enrolled in a program leading to an undergraduate two-year or four-year degree.
(All CASE eligible) Up to $250 per credit will be reimbursed to members for all courses approved by the superintendent’s designee (limit 9 credits per year).
(For members) Professional financial planning services are available to all members by a Certified Financial Planner™. The complimentary counsel is offered by Jeff Graham and Bill Watt of Robert W. Baird & Co. Customized financial planning solutions are designed to address your evolving financial needs of today and in the future. Personalized financial planning will help ensure you are on track and using smart solutions to reach your wealth management goals such as retirement income planning, portfolio management, protection planning, and saving for education costs.
*Definition of a vested member: You joined CASE during open enrollment, or within the first month of a CASE eligible appointment, or on July 1st following your membership application.
Tax Receipt for Dues
The Internal Revenue Service allows you to deduct any dues that are required by your profession, such as bar dues or membership fees to a professional or trade organization, from your taxes. If you are self-employed, you may take the full deduction. You can also deduct the costs of other organizations you join to help your business, such as the Chamber of Commerce. If you are an employee, deduct only amounts for which your employer does not reimburse you. If you would like a receipt please click on the link below, input your personal information and print out a copy for your records.