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USEP Update – Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Voluntary Sub Coverage As a reminder, the current Instructional Master Contract includes an MOU called Voluntary Coverage Process. As stated in this MOU, instructional staff may VOLUNTEER to provide coverage when a school does not have enough subs. Instructional Staff that volunteer shall be awarded compensatory time in recognition of the additional responsibilities being assumed. Read more

Health and Safety MOU Clarification

USEP Members, Good afternoon. We have received multiple phone calls from our members with questions and concerns related to the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Guidelines Memorandum of Understanding. Many of these questions and concerns are regarding an email sent from the district to all employees yesterday afternoon. The purpose of this email is to provide Read more

USEP Update – Monday, August 9th, 2021

USEP AGREES TO HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR BOTH INSTRUCTIONAL AND SRP: Highlights: ** The District will continue to monitor federal, state and local health department guidance and incorporate them as necessary; ** Social Distancing will still be emphasized where possible; ** Faculty and employee meetings may be held remotely where possible and a remote Read more

USEP Update – July 12, 2021

Academic Tutors The Board presented a job description at the June 22 SB meeting for “Academic Tutors”. This is an attempt to remediate students with learning loss - a noble plan that USEP solidly endorses. However, the job description was to be placed in the Instructional Bargaining Unit and did NOT include the requirement of Read more


FeaturedNews & Updates
This past Friday, USEP staff and Elections Committee counted and certified the votes cast for the remaining Instructional Executive Board seat. The two candidates were Susan Cullum, Science teacher at Wesley Chapel High School, and Erin McWilliams, Science teacher from Centennial Middle School. After all valid votes were counted, it was determined that Susan Cullum Read more

Teacher Appreciation Week – Are Florida Educators Really Appreciated?

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ARE FLORIDA EDUCATORS REALLY APPRECIATED? Do the powers that be in this state REALLY appreciate our Public Education professionals? Let’s take a look at the evidence. Over that last several years, legislation has been proposed or passed that has specifically targeted Public Education employees and/or their unions. Police, fire, and corrections employees have been “carved Read more

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