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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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Pasco School Employees Ratify New Contracts

After counting over 5,500 teacher and school related personnel votes, the United School Employees of Pasco received a stamp of approval on the most recently negotiated contracts with the District School Board of Pasco County.  Sixty-eight percent of eligible employees cast ballots on Thursday, September 26, 2013.  The USEP Election Committee counted the ballots last

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What Happened to the $2,500 the Governor Promised? and other Questions.

So What Happened to the $2,500 the Governor Promised? The $2,500 was the Governor’s goal.  The amount was to include District retirement and FICA payments, which drops the amount to a little over $2,100.  The Legislature didn’t agree with the Governor and, instead, approved a lower amount.  That amount was designated as a “categorical.”  As

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USEP/District Agree on Teacher Evaluations

 Last evening (Tuesday), the USEP and District bargaining teams reached agreement on the teacher evaluation process as mandated by SB-736. The District did not pass an economic counter to USEP’s initial economic proposal. District negotiators indicated that the Superintendent had heard from a number of employees endorsing USEP’s “shares” proposal and wanted to discuss with the

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Pasco School Employees Ratify New Contracts

Pasco teachers and employees ratified their contracts for the current school year and put to rest any plans to furlough employees this year.  After counting 2,971 teacher and 1,998 school related personnel (SRP) votes, the United School Employees of Pasco announced approval of the most recently negotiated contracts with the District School Board of Pasco

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USEP and District Settle Contracts

USEP and District Reach Agreement and Turn Focus to Next Year Wednesday, March 6th USEP and District negotiation teams settled their contracts for the current school year. There will be no furlough days. Actual language and summaries of the settlements are posted here. The agreement continues to maintain a fully-board-paid employee health plan, an item that has been in danger

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