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H&R Block Discounts
FEA Members can take advantage of expert tax preparation services through H & R Block, a Creative Benefits for Educators Partner. H & R Block offers:
A new customer will receive a discount on tax services and products. A returning customer will receive a free identity theft program. H & R Block is no longer printing coupons with codes. To access this offer Members must log in to receive a unique code purchase through the weblink: https://hrblock.com/hrb-offers/fea
Q&A Continuity of Education for Okaloosa Students
OESP Members Nominees for 2020 Okaloosa County ESP of the Year!
Congratulations to our members who were nominated as their worksites’ 2020 Education Support Professionals of the Year!
|Baker School||Karen Nauman|
|Choctaw High School||Cynthia Buckley|
|Crestview High School||Juanita Payne-Galbreath|
|Davidson Middle School||Daniel Wortham|
|Edge Elementary School||Ann Gilbar|
|Eglin Elementary School||Connie Wilson|
|Elliott Point Elementary School||Tonya Evanchyk|
|Florosa Elementary School||Valorie Marvin|
|Fort Walton Beach High School||Jason Patrick|
|Kenwood Elementary School||Clara Gail King|
|Longwood Elementary School||Allison Borders|
|Maintenance FWB South||Brent Bledsoe|
|Mary Esther Elementary School||Kimberly Ballard|
|Meigs Middle School||Roxanna Slater|
|Northwood Elementary School||Lisa Bermudez|
|Nutrition Center||Marshall Mosley|
|Okaloosa STEMM Academy||Dawn Ball|
|Okaloosa Technical College||Angienita Perodin|
|Pryor Middle School||Michael Mitchell|
|Riverside Elementary School||Beverly Brunson|
|Shalimar Elementary School||Crystal Hollingsworth|
|Silver Sands School||Sara Wright|
|Southside Center||Katina Thomas|
|Transportation Central||Randall Todd Brady|
|Transportation South||Angie Mills|
|Walker Elementary School||Sheri Cyrus|
|Wright Elementary School||Coretta Johnson|
Contract Addendum Ratified!
The Addendum to the Master Contract was ratified by Okaloosa’s education staff professionals 634 – 7. Pay increases will be included in August paychecks.
Contract Addendum Ratification 2019-2020
Voting on the 2019-20 Addendum to the Master Contract will take place at work sites on Tuesday, August 13. Links to the agreement and salary schedules are below:
Proposed Salary Schedules
Master Contract Ratified!
The 2017-2020 Master Contract between the Okaloosa Education Staff Professionals (OESP) and the School Board of Okaloosa County was ratified by the bargaining unit 783 – 19. The school board voted to approve the agreement at their April 9, 2018 meeting.
The approved salary increases will be reflected in April paychecks. Retroactive pay will be provided in a separate paper check. The retro pay will NOT be direct-deposited to the accounts of those who participate in direct deposit.
Voting on Master Contract April 4, 2018
All education staff professionals will be asked to vote to approve the 2017-2020 Master Contract between the school board and OESP on April 4, 2018 at each worksite. The ratification document below contains the major changes along with the entire proposed Master Contract that also includes grammatical changes. The proposed salary schedules may also be viewed below.
Ratification OESP Contract 2017 2020
Proposed OESP Master Contract 2017-2020
Ed Support Salary Schedule FY 2018 DRAFT
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H&R Block for FEA Members
The FEA local union-owned company, Creative Benefits for Educators, has partnered with the largest national income tax preparation services company, H&R Block, to provide special savings and benefits for FEA members – new customers to H&R Block will receive a $25 discount, and returning FEA members will receive “Tax Identity Shield” fraud protection ($35 value) free for the year. H&R Block has offices throughout Florida, and in most cases there is an office within 5 miles of nearly every OESP member. H&R Block tax preparers have an average eight years of experience in preparing returns so no return is too large, or too small, for them to assist. Click here for the coupon and tax return preparation checklists for educators.