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USEP Declares Impasse

USEP DECLARES IMPASSE! Tonight the United School Employees of Pasco bargaining teams offered proposals for both the School Related Personnel (SRP) and Instructional Bargaining Units. The USEP proposals were both feasible and reasonable asking the Board to invest in its employees, and improve working conditions through contract language. Unfortunately, the District failed to respond to

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USEP Teacher Selected as 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

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Congratulations to Pasco teacher and USEP member Bobbi Startling on being selected by PBS to serve as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator! Bobbi teaches fourth and fifth grade at Woodland Elementary School, where she uses cutting-edge technology to promote digital literacy and collaborative learning in her classrooms. She also leads the Robotics and Technology

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Ideas and Innovations Virtual Conference

Share My Lesson will host its third Ideas and Innovations Virtual Conference for teachers and SRP between March 23-25. The conference will digitally bring together teachers, support professionals, and education leaders from across the country to share proven effective teaching strategies and to discuss the future of education. All 29 sessions are free to participants

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Bargaining Update: Initial Economic Proposal

USEP and District instructional bargaining teams met again last night and the Union passed our initial “Economic Proposal” . The USEP proposal incorporated components, now required by state law (Senate Bill 736), that requires teachers on Annual Contracts to be compensated on a performance pay basis and allows for teachers with Professional Service (PSC) or

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Bargaining Update: Protected Individual Planning Time Increased

USEP and the District reached a tentative agreement last night on two significant pieces of contract terms.  The District agreed to the Union’s proposal and planning time by agreeing to increase overall and individual planning time for teachers by 50 minutes each week.  This means teachers will have 300 overall minutes of planning each week

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Contract Negotiations: A Positive Start

Contract negotiations began in earnest this week with the Union and District teams (Instructional and SRP) holding our first meetings. The Instructional team met on Monday, and the SRP team on Wednesday afternoon. Everyone involved entered this summer’s negotiations on a positive note, agreeing that there is much to accomplish over the next couple of

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Labor Day, Equality and Justice

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 By Lynne Webb, President United School Employees of Pasco West Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO As we approach Labor Day on the heels of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, we should exuberantly celebrate the significance of this holiday. Organized labor played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement. After all, the

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