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During Black History Month, we need not look far to find a heroine.  We have one in a founding member of our union, Mrs. Richie Coleman Scott.  Richie was new to Prince Georges County, but it took relatively very little time for her to become involved.
To continue reading Mrs. Scott's full biography, please click below
\'Mrs Richie Coleman Scott Biography\'

Mrs. Scott is pictured below with very first Negotiating Team of the then
entitled ASBAS.  She can be found on the far left of the second row.

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President Obama Visits Buck Lodge Middle School

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, President Obama visited Buck Lodge Middle School in Prince George's County,MD,  a diverse school “on the move” that is on the path to realize the President’s ConnectED vision.

In 2011, Buck Lodge Middle School was selected as one of four Prince Georges County Public Schools to integrate tablets into the classroom through a program called the Transforming Education through Digital Learning project.  Each student receives a tablet as a learning tool to allow access to digital instructional content.  The school also leverages two computer labs to round out its technology education. 

Every class uses technology every day and lessons are designed around integration of technology to help students create and collaborate using the highest level of technology.  Teachers receive training on how to integrate the technology into their classroom instruction, including through a summer academy workshop.  Principal James Richardson, a member of ASASP, was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for his work integrating technology at Buck Lodge.

Congratulations to Mr. Richardson and his staff for preparing our students for bright futures.


President Obama Speaks at Costco in Lanham

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, President Obama spoke at the Costco in Lanham, MD in support of an increase in minimum wage.  The President used Costco as an example of a successful business that pays its employees more than minimum wage and still continues to show a profit.

The coalition to increase minimum wage in Prince George's County, Montgomery County and Washington, DC is the first successful regional effort in the country.  ASASP is proud to be a member of this partnership.


Working for You

Dr. Hugh Weathers lobbies on behalf of ASASP Members.
Pictured with Delegate Carolyn J.B. Howard in Annapolis

11 Month Calendar
2013-2014 School Year
Click the following link to view our 11 Month Calendar (210 Days) for the 2013-2014 School Year.

ASASP 11 Month Calendar (210 Days)

Unit II & Unit III Agreements Ratified
Negotiated Agreements for both Unit II and Unit III were ratified by the Members at the ASASP meeting on October 31, 2013.  We have notified the Board of Education of the ratification.  The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for November 21, 2013.  They will take action on our Agreements at that meeting.  (Friday, November 1, 2013)


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