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Monday 3/30/2020 Update

CoronavirusNews & Updates
Hello Again USEP members: We wanted to reach out to everyone again to say thank you for your efforts Friday in what was a challenging and, in some cases, frustrating training day. Here at the USEP offices, we received calls primarily about the difficulty of getting onto the training platform and understanding “Google Voice”. We Read more

Update on the Coronavirus Situation, Distance Learning, and Returning to Work

USEP Update - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Hello members, this is Don Peace, USEP President, bringing you the latest information from our conference call with the District last evening. Late yesterday afternoon, you should have received an email from the District Communications Department. Please make sure you look over it, as is contains some very Read more

Coronavirus Update for District Employees

CoronavirusNews & Updates
Monday, March 23, 2020 USEP Members, As we go deeper into a world of unknowns,I want to assure you that USEP is working on your behalf to ensure that all employees, even those who are working in temporary working conditions, are provided a safe environment, that all employees will continue to earn a paycheck, and Read more

Legislative Update – Week 8

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON WEEK 8 BREAKING NEWS - Yesterday the Senate countered the House on teacher salary, increasing the salary allocation but decreasing the BSA and saying they intended to find additional funds to cover the FRS increase. Today the chair of the House Education Committee, Representative Jennifer Sullivan, dropped an amendment to HB 7103 Read more

Legislative Update – Week 6

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR WEEK OF MARCH 2-6, 2020 We have heard that a massive education train bill is being formed which includes a massive expansion of charters, a tax give away for charters, putting cameras in ESE classrooms ( a pilot program for Volusia and Broward), changes to seclusion and restraint processes, a new pre-apprenticeship Read more

Legislative Update – Week 5

FeaturedNews & UpdatesPolitical/Legislative
Bills Actions February 10 SB 0662    School Grading System by Wright School Grading System; Revising the calculation of school grades to include certain students who completed a specified number of years of coursework as participants in the United States Armed Forces Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and earned a specified score on the Armed Read more

Legislative Update – Week 4

FeaturedNews & UpdatesPolitical/Legislative
Bill Actions February 5 Senate Bills SB 0062    K-12 Education by Stargel K-12 Education; Requiring that a resolution to levy discretionary sales tax include a statement containing certain information; defining the term “early college program”; changing the calculation of full-time equivalent student membership for dual enrollment purposes; providing for calculation of full-time equivalent membership for Read more

Pasco Instructional Employees Ratify Contract

After counting teacher votes, the United School Employees of Pasco received a stamp of approval on the most recently negotiated contracts with the District School Board of Pasco County. Eligible employees cast ballots this past Wednesday and the votes were counted today. The USEP Officers, staff, and volunteers just completed the counting at the United Read more

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