I consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.

-Albert Einstein (commenting on why he joined the AFT)

News & Updates

The latest news and updates from USEP.

Bargaining Update: Teacher Evaluations

Posted by USEP on Jul 29, 2015

Though both the USEP and District bargaining teams are eager to reach a settlement ahead of the beginning of the school year, there are a number of things remaining to be addressed. Among them: economics, several language proposals and (one critical sticking point for...

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What you should know about the Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program

Posted by USEP on Jul 28, 2015

The budget passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Scott last month left many Floridians scratching their heads, but a particular line-item that funds bonuses for teachers with high test scores has been especially puzzling. The line item establishes...

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Bargaining Update: District Teams Pass Economic Proposals to USEP

Posted by USEP on Jul 23, 2015

Contract negotiations for the 2015-2016 school year moved forward this week as the District offered its initial “Economic Proposal” to both the SRP and Instructional Bargaining Teams. “The District’s initial proposal to provide an “average” of 3% to...

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