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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

TIGER Pride, the political committee of USEP, Endorses Alison Crumbley for District 4 of the Pasco County School Board

News & UpdatesPolitical/Legislative
Alison Crumbley is a candidate in the election for District 4 of the Pasco County School Board. On Thursday, August 14th, votes cast by members of the TIGER Pride Representative Council were tallied and in the District 4 Pasco County School Board election, Alison Crumbley received a majority. Alison’s proven support for school employees along Read more

Legislative Update – Week 8

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON WEEK 8 BREAKING NEWS - Yesterday the Senate countered the House on teacher salary, increasing the salary allocation but decreasing the BSA and saying they intended to find additional funds to cover the FRS increase. Today the chair of the House Education Committee, Representative Jennifer Sullivan, dropped an amendment to HB 7103 Read more

Legislative Update – Week 6

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR WEEK OF MARCH 2-6, 2020 We have heard that a massive education train bill is being formed which includes a massive expansion of charters, a tax give away for charters, putting cameras in ESE classrooms ( a pilot program for Volusia and Broward), changes to seclusion and restraint processes, a new pre-apprenticeship Read more

Legislative Update – Week 5

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Bills Actions February 10 SB 0662    School Grading System by Wright School Grading System; Revising the calculation of school grades to include certain students who completed a specified number of years of coursework as participants in the United States Armed Forces Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and earned a specified score on the Armed Read more

Legislative Update – Week 4

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Bill Actions February 5 Senate Bills SB 0062    K-12 Education by Stargel K-12 Education; Requiring that a resolution to levy discretionary sales tax include a statement containing certain information; defining the term “early college program”; changing the calculation of full-time equivalent student membership for dual enrollment purposes; providing for calculation of full-time equivalent membership for Read more

Legislative Update – Week 3

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Week 3 Updated #2 edition includes bill actions for Wednesday, Jan 29, bills on agenda's for this week, and notes regarding the House and Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee Budget Proposal.  Bill Actions January 29 HB 0157    Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board by Sabatini Limitation on Terms of Office for Read more

Take On Tallahassee

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Photos from the USEP team at the Take On Tallahassee Rally from Monday. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate! Photos from Walk-Ins in support of Take On Tallahassee:   If you would like to have photos from your Walk-In posted here, please email them to usep@useponline.org. Read more
Take On Tallahassee

Take On Tallahassee

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Happy New Year, As we kick off the decade of the 2020s, I have been thinking a lot about the famous words of Frederick Douglass. Many of you probably know he said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” But it is the next line of his speech that Read more

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