CASE Executive Director Work Summary

Executive Director Work Summary Apr 2023

Hello CASE Members,
It is hard to believe it is May 1. Hang in there. The end is in sight.

Updated Negotiations

The Board of Education and County Executive approved budget includes:

  • 1 step increase
  • 2% COLA
  • No layoffs or furloughs
  • Bonus for members on the last step

The budget now goes to the County Council for approval.

Vacation Accrual Update

Vacation accrual caps will be suspended until December 31, 2023. Effective January 1, 2024, vacation accrual caps will be increased by five days for each bargaining unit. Any vacation days earned after the cap has been reached will be moved to rolled leave. Upon separation from BCPS, vacation will be paid in accordance with the negotiated master agreement towards retirement.

Superintendent Search

A subgroup of CASE members will meet with the candidates for Superintendent on May 9. They will interview the candidates and provide feedback to the Board of Education. The names of the finalists will be confidential at this time. It is important to protect their identities as they pursue this opportunity. Candidates may not want their current districts to know that they are pursuing other opportunities until they identified as finalists. We will respect that request.

In an effort to be transparent—I was originally going to facilitate one of the candidate interview workgroups. Candidates have listed me as a reference. It has become a conflict of interest. The Board of Education will identify another facilitator. You will be well represented by several CASE members.

Quotes for April

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

—Jane Goodall

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

—Orison Swett Marden

Best regards,


  • CASE Negotiations
  • Employee Support During Investigations
  • County Executive Budget Announcement
  • Strategic Planning with the 5 Unions
  • PAR for Teachers
  • Teacher Effectiveness Committee
  • Weekly Discussions with the Chief of Staff
  • Safe and Supportive Environments Advisory Group
  • Chief Academic Officer Advisory Group
  • Benefits Discussion with Manager of Staff Relations
  • Foundations of Supervision Presentation for BCPS Business Services
  • Assistance Plan Development Support
  • Monthly Meeting with Superintendent
  • Monthly Meeting with Union Presidents and Superintendent

Member Support Topics

  • TABCO Perception Survey
  • Discipline – Member Representation
  • Investigation – Member Representation
  • PPW Locations
  • What Are Your Rights When Your Child Attends a BCPS School
  • Employee Leaves and Requests for Accommodation
  • Compensation Grievance Moves to Arbitration
  • Staff Behavior
  • Administrator Workload
  • Compensation for Required Behavior Modules
  • When Your Position Has Been Eliminated
  • Being Transferred
  • Placement on the CASE Scale
  • Employee Absence and Communication From the Office of Leaves and Absences
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Qualifications for CASE Eligible Positions
  • Administrator Use of Social Media
  • PowerSchool SLO Glitch