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USEP Bargaining Update – Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Last night the USEP and District Instructional Bargaining Teams met and reached agreements on two very important issues. Additional Compensation for Teachers Providing Additional Instruction (also known as a .2) For the 22-23 school year, compensation for teaching an additional period of instruction (also known as a .2) will be increased to $6,500. This increase Read more

USEP Update – August 19th, 2022

Instructional Negotiations Update: The USEP and District Instructional Bargaining Teams will return to the table on Thursday at 5:00. We are cautiously optimistic that we may be close to an agreement on Instructional salary improvements. At the last session, USEP passed an economic counterproposal that included 5.75% salary improvements. This was a response to the Read more


2021-2022 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATEMONDAY, MAY 2, 2022 INSTRUCTIONAL This evening the USEP and District Instructional Bargaining Teams reached a tentative agreement for the 2021-2022 Instructional Master Contract. Throughout the process, the District was proposing one-time supplements for this year while our members communicated to us through surveys that actual recurring raises were important to them. Read more

USEP Update – Thursday, 2/3/2022

USEP PRESIDENT SPEAKS OUT AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON BEHALF OF ALL EMPLOYEES - Please click on the link to read the comments by Don Peace, President of USEP, at the last School Board meeting. Utilizing the District's own Gallup Poll Survey results, the President issued a challenge to all District staff and the Superintendent Read more

USEP Update – Monday, January 10th, 2022

PROGRESS MONITORING - We are finally able to report some successful resolutions because of our PMP Grievance. Below are the various outcomes of our work with senior District staff. In future email communication about PMPs, the District will reinforce that it is ultimately the teacher's decision and discretion to implement or remove a PMP. This Read more

Holiday Update – December 17, 2021

PROGRESS MONITORING - USEP continues to work with senior District staff to provide resolution to the problematic roll-out and implementation of this year's process. We had hoped to report finality to you prior to the break, however we still have some issues to resolve. ILLNESS IN THE LINE OF DUTY - The District rejected all Read more

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