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THESE GUIDELINES MUST BE DONE IN A TIMELY MANNER! VACCINATED MEMBERS PROTOCOL If you test positive, or are unable to report to work because of failing the Employee Self Screener ( or are directed to quarantine by the Department of Health due to a work related COVID exposure, you should: Fill out the MACH form Read more

USEP Update – Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Voluntary Sub Coverage As a reminder, the current Instructional Master Contract includes an MOU called Voluntary Coverage Process. As stated in this MOU, instructional staff may VOLUNTEER to provide coverage when a school does not have enough subs. Instructional Staff that volunteer shall be awarded compensatory time in recognition of the additional responsibilities being assumed. Read more

Health and Safety MOU Clarification

USEP Members, Good afternoon. We have received multiple phone calls from our members with questions and concerns related to the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Guidelines Memorandum of Understanding. Many of these questions and concerns are regarding an email sent from the district to all employees yesterday afternoon. The purpose of this email is to provide Read more

USEP Update – Monday, August 9th, 2021

USEP AGREES TO HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR BOTH INSTRUCTIONAL AND SRP: Highlights: ** The District will continue to monitor federal, state and local health department guidance and incorporate them as necessary; ** Social Distancing will still be emphasized where possible; ** Faculty and employee meetings may be held remotely where possible and a remote Read more

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

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