WHAT IS TAAAC?
- MISSION STATEMENT
TAAAC supports, organizes, and empowers members to improve their professional lives in order to provide, protect, and promote quality public education for every student.
- AN ORGANIZATION OF educatorS
Representing all educators in the Anne Arundel County Public School. TAAAC represents 6,000+ individuals. Of those, approximately 5,100 are dues paying members.
GOVERNED BY THE MEMBERS
Educator members elect the Officers, Board of Directors, and Association Representatives from their own ranks.
UNIFIED WITH STATE AND NATIONAL
TAAAC, The Maryland State Education Association and the National Education Association are all part of one professional organization. MSEA and NEA provide services and benefits and revenue to TAAAC. TAAAC members are elected to positions which govern MSEA and NEA. There are approximately 71,000 MSEA members and 3.2 million NEA members.
PROVIDER OF PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE
TAAAC conducts workshops, offers help to new educators, and maintains programs such as the NEA Professional Library. TAAAC provides grievance representation and assists individual educators when job related problems occur.
TAAAC negotiates a Master Agreement with the Anne Arundel County Public Schools that provides educators with rights that include working conditions and benefits. The educators' salary schedule is part of this Agreement.
PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE PROTECTION
The TAAAC Sick Leave Bank is a program that will help when severe illness or accidents occur.
TAAAC has extensive offerings of insurance, tax sheltered annuities, discount buying packages, special services, discount legal services, income protection, and home rental and mortgage programs.
TAAAC Action Report, News Notes, MSEA Action Line, the NEA TODAY and NOW are some of the regular publications. Flyers, electronic updates, and Hotline messages also keep TAAAC members informed.
TAAAC works to keep the community and the media informed on educational issues. The TAAAC President serves as the spokesperson representing the educators' point-of-view to the school board, the chamber, the politicians, the parent groups, the business leaders, and other community organizations.
TAAAC's political action program includes recommendation for support and campaign assistance for friends of education, legislative lobbying for pro-education laws, and lobbying for education funding. TAAAC and MSEA are working to get legislation passed that will improve educator pension benefits.
One million dollars of coverage is provided to each member. This coverage is provided for all charges of neglect of duty or other civil complaints. Criminal charges are covered when the employee is found not guilty.
A LOCALLY LOCATED FULL-TIME OFFICE
A full-time President, an Executive Director, and three professional staff serve the members' needs. educator volunteers serve on a variety of committees. Secretarial and professional staff are available to answer calls and keep TAAAC services operating.