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USEP EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION RESULTS

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This past Friday, USEP staff and Elections Committee counted and certified the votes cast for the remaining Instructional Executive Board seat. The two candidates were Susan Cullum, Science teacher at Wesley Chapel High School, and Erin McWilliams, Science teacher from Centennial Middle School. After all valid votes were counted, it was determined that Susan Cullum Read more

Teacher Appreciation Week – Are Florida Educators Really Appreciated?

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ARE FLORIDA EDUCATORS REALLY APPRECIATED? Do the powers that be in this state REALLY appreciate our Public Education professionals? Let’s take a look at the evidence. Over that last several years, legislation has been proposed or passed that has specifically targeted Public Education employees and/or their unions. Police, fire, and corrections employees have been “carved Read more

Teacher Appreciation Week

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAY 3-7, 2021 Thank you, thank you, thank you. Every one of you - teachers, support staff and administrators. Words cannot express the gratitude we should all have for ALL our educators, no matter what role you play. Every one of you impacts students in some way each day. This year, more Read more

Emergency Legislative Update – Information about House and Senate Bills

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EMERGENCY LEGISLATIVE MEETING BILL DESCRIPTIONS AND CONTACTS   BILLS WE OPPOSE SB 84 - RETIREMENT - INTRODUCED TO SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE REQUIRES ALL NEW HIRES AFTER JULY 1, 2022 TO JOIN FRS INVESTMENT PLAN CREATES VACUUM FOR INCOME INTO CURRENT FRS PENSION PLAN WOULD EFFECTIVELY DIMINISH AVAILABLE PENSION PAY-OUTS FOR FUTURE RETIREES CLICK 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 10/16/2020

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SALARY INCREASES HB 641 created a new line item of funding for each school District, including Charter Schools, to use to increase the minimum base salary for full-time classroom teachers (Defined by F.S. 1012.01) and full-time pre-kindergarten teachers. 80% of these funds were allocated to increase the minimum base salary for Florida Education Finance Program Read more

USEP Update 9/25/2020

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SICK LEAVE BANK USEP strongly encourages all eligible employees to join the SICK LEAVE BANK. Even if you have not participated in the past, for this year, please consider this option, as it can prove advantageous should you find yourself in a medical crisis. Enrollment for Non-Instructional is September and enrollment for Instructional is October. Read more

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If you are an employee of Pasco County Schools and not already a member of USEP, consider joining today! Members are eligible for a wide range of benefits through our affiliates and benefit partners. USEP also provides members with professional development opportunities and representation for member issues.