NEWS / EVENTS

Working together 
to keep our members safe

News Release From MRSPA 1/14/2022     "Membership Cards"

 

Because of production and shipping delays that are out of our control the new plastic MRSPA membership cards will NOT arrive by January 15, 2022.  

 

As of today, January 14, 2022, the new cards are still in production. We do not know when they will be shipped but will let you know when/if we can get that date narrowed down.

Please do NOT call or email the MRSPA office about your cards until such time as we can get a date for you. We do not have the staffing to take hundreds of calls and answer hundreds of emails about the late cards. 

 

We understand many are looking forward to receiving the new card and do apologize. This was just not something we could control. 

 

We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this too lengthy process. 

MRSPA

KY state and flag.jpg

From:  Tim Abrams

Subject: Supporting our Fellow Kentuckians

 

Dear KRTA Members,

 

We’re all shocked and heartbroken by the devastating loss of life from the deadly tornadoes that struck our state this past weekend.

 

And it’s not going to be easy in the coming days and weeks. This morning, Governor Beshear reported there are 64 confirmed deaths across the state, more than 100 souls are unaccounted for, and it could be weeks before a total number of fatalities and the full extent of the damage is known. In addition to the tragic loss of life, thousands are without power, water, food, and shelter. 

 

We are an organization that is committed to serving our communities and retired educators, and we want to do our part to support the tornado relief efforts.

 

As you may know, the Bourgard Foundation is KRTA’s charitable organization. If you are interested in making a contribution to our foundation to support the tornado relief, you can send a check to:

Bourgard Foundation

c/o Kentucky Retired Teachers Association

7800 Leaders Lane Louisville, KY 40291

Please make all checks payable to the BourgardFoundation and note “WKY Storm Relief” on the check.

 

All the donations we collect from our members will be sent to the Governor’s Relief Fund from KRTA’s Foundation.

 

Also, if you are aware of a retired educator impacted by the tornado, please contact us 1-800-551-7979 or info@krta.org. We will reach out to see how we might be able to provide direct support.

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support for our fellow Kentuckians who are in need today.

Tim Abrams

KRTA Executive Director

[updated 12/16/2021]

KRTA logo.jpg

Maryland General Assembly will be in session - January 13,2021.  Click on this page for more detail.

MRSPA Office Procedures during Covid-19

The MRSPA office is open daily with staff working either in office or remotely. The best way to reach the MRSPA staff is via email at mrspa@mrspa.org or by calling 410-551-1517. 

Anyone sending a membership dues check for 2021-2022 via the US Mail, should expect longer delays than usual in processing.

As MRSPA begins to hold in-person meetings again, attendees will be asked to provide proof of Covid vaccination before attending. Hybrid meetings will also be available. This will allow anyone attending a meeting to attend electronically if they prefer or if they are unvaccinated. 

Office staff will continue the additional cleaning procedures adopted prior to and during the pandemic. 

Updated 12/16/2021

MRSPA News Release-12/10/2021

Just want to make you aware that the paper version of the MRSPA News, Winter edition has been delayed in printing and mailing. It has not yet reached the post office when it was to be there by November 24. 

Supply chain issues getting the paper to print it, and sick staff at the mailing house have caused this delay. We just learned of the issues today. We have asked for improved communications from our partner companies, as we are getting the newsletter to them on time. We apologize for the delay, but it is out of our control. 

The electronic version is available to all HERE or on the MRSPA Newsletter web page.

Maryland.gov Covid-19 Testing Sites:

Coronavirus - Maryland Department of Health - Symptoms Testing  

Maryland.gov Covid-19 Vaccine Info: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/

COVID Death Benefit Press Release June 4, 2021

How to Use Zoom to Stay Connected.  Check out AARP's zoom video here

Other AARP tips help page 

NRTA In the KNOW | Are teacher pensions keeping up with inflation? 11/30/2021 click here.

-----------------------          

Getting Connected:
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program click here.

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.

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,