The hard-working educators of MCEA rely on our paychecks in order to provide for our families. In January, MCPS erroneously and without warning, deducted a medical insurance “smokers” surcharge, creating a hardship for nearly 3000 employees. This surcharge, in some cases, was upwards of $230. This has harmed many of our colleagues and we need MCPS to take immediate action.
We the undersigned members of MCEA stand together to demand immediate refunds of all surcharges deducted for any impacted MCPS employee. Furthermore, we demand MCPS conduct an independent audit of the Wellness Program to assess current compliance with all state and federal laws. We expect MCPS to do right by us, just as we do right by our students each and every day.