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Congratulations to our members who were nominated as their worksites’ 2020 Education Support Professionals of the Year!
Middle School||Daniel Wortham|
Elementary School||Ann Gilbar|
Elementary School ||Connie Wilson|
Elementary School||Tonya Evanchyk|
Elementary School||Valorie Marvin|
Beach High School||Jason Patrick|
Elementary School||Clara Gail King|
Elementary School||Allison Borders|
FWB South||Brent Bledsoe|
Elementary School||Kimberly Ballard|
Elementary School||Lisa Bermudez|
Academy ||Dawn Ball|
Technical College||Angienita Perodin|
Elementary School||Beverly Brunson|
Elementary School||Crystal Hollingsworth|
Central||Randall Todd Brady|
Elementary School||Sheri Cyrus|
Elementary School||Coretta Johnson|
The Addendum to the Master Contract was ratified by Okaloosa’s education staff professionals 634 – 7. Pay increases will be included in August paychecks.
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
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.
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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During the 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 4 through Aug. 6, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use selling for $750 or less per item. For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit www.floridarevenue.com.