On Jan. 19th MCPS sent out a press release updating teachers and MCPS staff on wages.
Due to COVID, many substitute teachers were concerned about coming to school, forcing other staff members and teachers in school to cover classes. In addition to the stress of covering classes, teachers believed they weren’t being compensated fairly, on top of their already underpaid salaries. One promise the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) made by MCPS and Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) included was that teachers covering classes would be paid more for their short notice substitution.
The status on what a substitute teacher gets paid relies on if they’re short or long term and if they’re certified or not. Along with better pay, the MOU announced a pilot program for permanent substitute teachers. It ensures a well paid amount of money for your certification and, due to the inclusions of the program, a stable job for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year.