Mr. Rodney Walker endorsed by Okaloosa TIGER

As a reminder, Okaloosa TIGER has recommended Mr. Rodney Walker in the District 3 school board runoff race in November 4 general election.   Follow his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rodney-Walker/1473983102860442

Last day to register to vote in the general election is October 6. Click here to find out more.

Vote by Mail:  Deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29.   Click here for more information.

Early voting runs from October 20 through November 1 from 9 AM to 7 PM all days.   Click here for locations for early voting.

November 4:  General Election

2014-17 Master Contract Ratified

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.

Master Contract – OCESPA 2014-2015
Ed Support Salary Schedule FY 2014-2015
Supplements

 

American Fidelity Enrollment

The time is near for the OCEA & OCESPA Annual Benefits Review and Enrollment. Don’t miss it! The enrollment begins April 14, 2014 and will end April 18, 2014.

Please plan on meeting with the American Fidelity Representative at your school site to review your benefits and the products available to members only through payroll deduction.

Please click on this link to view the enrollment information and schedule.

OCESPA member, Lorin Lewis, Okaloosa ESP of the Year!

Lorin Lewis ESPY
OCESPA member and Pryor Middle School bookkeeper, Lorin Lewis poses with Supt Mary Beth Jackson and her principal, Jeff Palmer, as she is recognized as the 2014 Okaloosa ESP of the Year.   The annual breakfast honoring all ESPY nominees was held March 14 at the Niceville Community Center.   Congratulations, Lorin!

Salary Schedules Approved!

Educational support personnel have overwhelmingly ratified the new salary schedules according to unofficial results.   Votes from each worksite will be tallied early Thursday.    The school board ratified the agreement  Monday evening.   The new salaries will be effective as of July 1, 2013 and employees should see the increases in their September paychecks, with a retroactive payment for August (and July, if applicable).     Details of the new salary schedules can be found in the links below.

OCESPA Addendum for Ratification 2013-14 rev 08212013

Ed Support Proposed Salary Schedule 2013-14 Rev 08212013

Contract Ratifcation Vote Tuesday, August 27

All educational support employees in the OCSD are asked to vote on the proposed salary schedule (and addendum) below.  The proposed agreement was reached  between OCESPA and the school board on August 7, 2013.    The OCESPA Executive Board recommends that our ESPs vote to ratify the agreement.  Voting notices should be posted at each worksite on Thursday to notify all ESP employees of the location and time to vote on 8/27.   If approved by our bargaining unit and the school board (will vote at their 8/26 meeting), employees should see the salary increase in the September pay, with a retroactive payment back to July 1 where applicable.   Please don’t forget to vote!

OCESPA Addendum for Ratification 2013-14 rev 08212013

Ed Support Proposed Salary Schedule 2013-14 Rev 08212013