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Update on the Coronavirus Situation, Distance Learning, and Returning to Work

USEP Update - Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Hello members, this is Don Peace, USEP President, bringing you the latest information from our conference call with the District last evening. Late yesterday afternoon, you should have received an email from the District Communications Department. Please make sure you look over it, as is contains some very Read more

Pasco Instructional Employees Ratify Contract

After counting teacher 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. Eligible employees cast ballots this past Wednesday and the votes were counted today. The USEP Officers, staff, and volunteers just completed the counting at the United Read more

USEP/District Joint Announcement on Teacher Evaluations

USEP/District Joint Announcement on Teacher Evaluations We are pleased to announce that at the opening session of instructional bargaining, contract language was signed for teacher evaluation. This is the result of tireless efforts of a joint workgroup comprised of teachers, administrators, and both USEP and District leadership that has met to discuss changes to the Read more

Bargaining Update: Teacher Evaluations

Though both the USEP and District bargaining teams are eager to reach a settlement ahead of the beginning of the school year, there are a number of things remaining to be addressed. Among them: economics, several language proposals and (one critical sticking point for the instructional contract) teacher evaluations. The District’s proposed changes to the

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What you should know about the Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program

The budget passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Scott last month left many Floridians scratching their heads, but a particular line-item that funds bonuses for teachers with high test scores has been especially puzzling. The line item establishes Florida’s Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program, and we’ve received a number of questions from

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Assess the Test Report Card for Parents

Teachers and SRP are not the only ones speaking out against the testing mania afflicting our schools. The high-stakes testing mandates that lawmakers have ramped up over the past couple of years are at such extreme levels that many parents are joining teachers and SRP in calling upon lawmakers for reform. Teachers feel they have not had enough time or

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Assess the Test

Florida’s accountability system has gone horribly wrong. Our students are being subjected to toxic amounts of testing. Throughout the state, parents are opting out of state testing mandates and school districts are calling upon the Florida legislature to reform the culture of testing it has imposed on our schools. Now you can add your voice

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USEP and District Reach Accord on Deliberate Practice

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After working with the District for the last several weeks, USEP is pleased to announce the following key points of agreement regarding Deliberate Practice (DP) plans. Prior to December 13th, teachers will be excused from attending a 40-minute PLC  so they may work individually on their DP plans.  Teachers are not to be scheduled to use this 40

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