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.