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USEP Update – Friday, April 9th, 2021

CoronavirusNews & Updates
Mask Wearing in Schools & Buses Superintendent Browning announced this week that he is considering lifting the Mandatory Mask Requirement, originally based on Governor’s Executive Order of March 9, 2020, suggesting he will make masks a voluntary choice if the order expires on April 26th. It is clear our district has done a very good Read more

USEP Update – Friday, 10/23/2020

USEP/DISTRICT SETTLE SAFETY CONCERNS MOU Wednesday evening, USEP and District negotiating teams for both SRP and Instructional met and agreed on the MOU that contains health and safety language. We are very pleased to announce that one of the biggest takeaways of this MOU is ADDITIONAL PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PROVISIONS FOR EMPLOYEES PRIOR TO THE Read more

USEP Update – Friday, Sept. 4th, 2020

Greetings, USEP members, Let me provide you with the latest updated information as it relates to USEP concerns:   Classroom cleaning - Spray disinfectant is provided for each classroom, however, USE OF THIS DISINFECTANT IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. Each worksite has a machine that mixes the concentrated disinfectant to exact tolerances, and the diluted mix is Read more

USEP Reopening Update – 8/19/2020

Back To SchoolCoronavirusNews & Updates
USEP Members, Good afternoon. We are sending this email to provide an update on various issues related to the potential start to face to face instruction currently scheduled for Monday. As you are probably fully aware, the situation is very fluid with new information coming in practically every hour. Please know that we are working Read more

USEP Files Injunction to Protect Health and Safety of Students and Employees

Reprinted from the Tampa Bay Times, by Jeff Solochek Original Title: Pasco school employees union sues to keep classrooms closed Arguing that classrooms cannot be reopened safely for in-person learning, Pasco County’s school employees union has asked a judge to stop it from happening. To do otherwise would violate the public’s right to a safe and Read more

USEP Update Correction

CoronavirusNews & Updates
In the Union’s “Coronavirus Update” of this past Friday, August 7th, there was a brief description of how teachers would have to “make up” the time lost due to the 2-week delay in starting school. There was also a reference to SRP not being impacted “since they are hourly employees”. This is actually incorrect since Read more

USEP Update – Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

CoronavirusNews & Updates
Per our conversation of a week ago, USEP’s injunctive process continues with our attorney and our state affiliate, FEA. FEA Legal has asked us to wait until next week for any formal actions so as not to interfere with their statewide efforts, which do include Pasco County. You may know by now that the FEA Read more

USEP Rally 8/4/2020

CoronavirusNews & Updates
Please attend a USEP Rally tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th, from 8:30 until 9:30 AM, in front of the Land O' Lakes school board complex. This rally is to support USEP‘s resolution to begin the school year in a "distance-learning only" format. Please attend if at all possible, wear "Red for Public Ed", stay for the Read more

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