The addendum to the OCESPA master contract was ratified by the educational support bargaining unit on August 26. The unofficial vote totals were 801 in favor and 3 against. Check back to this website for a list of the vote totals by worksite.
A ratification vote will be held at each worksite on Wednesday, August 26. See the posted voting notice at your worksite for time and location. Members of the support professional bargaining unit will be asked to ratify the following documents for the 2015-16 Addendum to the Master Contract:
Your OCESPA site rep will have more information soon.
School board meetings and workshops are now posted on the district website on a delayed basis. Depending on the length of the Thursday morning workshops, videos of workshops should be available Thursday afternoons. Monday evening meetings should be posted by mid-day on Tuesdays. Currently, the video links can be found here on the school board member pages.
Patrick Strong, OCESPA President and custodian at Shalimar Elementary was named Okaloosa County Educational Support Professional of the Year at the OCSD breakfast honoring all work site ESPY nominees on Friday, January 9, 2015. Below, Patrick is picture with the other two finalists, Connie Wilson, PE assistant at Elliott Point Elementary and Mike Mitchell, custodian at Pryor Middle School. Congratulations to all three OCESPA members!
After all ballots were recounted and the 10 day wait for overseas ballots expired, Mr. Rodney Walker was certified as the official winner in the District 3 school board race by the canvassing board today. He won by 104 votes. Congratulations, Mr. Walker!
Members of the educational support bargaining unit ratified the 2014-17 Master Contract on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by a vote of 565 – 5. Terms of the agreement are effective July 1, 2014 and employees will see the pay increases in their first paycheck of the school year. Twelve-month employees will also receive an additional paper paycheck for the retroactive pay for July. The new 2014-17 Master Contract will be posted here soon.