Pictures from Presidents Meeting 7/29/2020, and Board of Directors meeting 8/12/2020.

MAILING UPDATES - KEEPING  ALL MEMBERS SAFE

Read the latest Office news for MRSPA members here.

2020-2021
MRSPA "C’s” You…through
Communication, Commitment and Community

Scholarship/Grant News

Mini-Grant Info and Application

Win a Mini-Grant from MRSPA for money for your classroom.  See the Flyer and find the application here.

MRSPA Scholarship Applications

The scholarship application period is now closed.

Please Note: This application may be used ONLY by those who are CURRENTLY EMPLOYED with a State of Maryland Public School Board.

“By awarding me a Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA) Scholarship, much of the stress over financing this next semester’s load of courses has been diminished. I intend to use all that I am learning in graduate school to lift each of my  

students higher than I could have without this degree and scholarship. Thank you again for such a generous gift.”

Pauline Baek, Howard County

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the MRSPA Scholarship Fund.  Click the link for more information.

News

Features

Limited staff in the office as of March 17, but all staff available via email. The staff will be operating on their usual work hours, whether at home or in the office. 

The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System has announced that a COLA of 1.812% for retirees on service earned prior to the 2011 reform and 1% post reform service. The COLA is based on the increased cost of living in 2019 and the consumer price index. Members will see the COLA beginning with their July 31, 2020 pension check/deposit.

Legislative News

Maryland General Assembly will be adjourning early - March 18,2020.  Click on this page for more detail.

2019-2020 Maryland School Guide

School District Publishing is proud to present the 2019-2020 Maryland School Guide.  Please find your complimentary copy via the book Picture link to the left.

SWITCH to dues deduction, and SAVE $10 on membership dues for 2020-2021!  Click on the above $ link for details. 

We Will Travel Again - a short video from Collette (1:40). Link also found on the Travel page.

Check out this new Member Benefit page.  Oasis Senior Advisors offers free, community-based referral senior housing assistance to aid in finding a place just right for you or your loved one.

Despite that reality, however, MRSPA members have continued to work to meet the needs of their communities through
assistance with food distribution, mask making, free book distribution, helping to provide internet connectivity to
underprivileged families, and a myriad of other activities.

Wanda Twigg writes of the importance of voting in the 2020 election and she reflects on this year of unrest and change, as did NRTA founder Ethel Percy Andrus in the late 1960’s.

The MRSPA News Fall 2020 issue is available for download under News and Events, on the MRSPA Newsletters page.  Your hard copy will be delivered by regular mail in the next few weeks.

Maryland's Recovery Plan for Education

MSDE has published a comprehensive "Recovery Plan for Maryland Education" addressing topics such as the path forward to re-open schools,

Consumer Education Newsletter September/October

The new issue is on the Consumer Education Committee page and on the News & Events---Resources page.

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Addie Kaufman

Presidents meeting 7/29/2020