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.
Click the link for information from FEA if you are retiring or placed in lay-off.
Check out the flyers below regarding programs that are available from United Healthcare. You must be enrolled in the UHC insurance and register on myuhc.com.
Start by reading the Simply Engaged Overview, then the other flyers to learn how to put a few extra dollars in your pocket in the name of your health!
The FEA local unions-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.
To take advantage of this offer, please click link below, and click “Print my Coupon” at the bottom of the link to present coupon at your appointment with H&R Block. To find a location convenient for you, click “Store Locator”, or enter zip code.
We are very pleased to have this quality partner available for our members, and we encourage you to see H&R Block can be of assistance.
Education Staff Professionals ratified the Addendum to the Master Contract on August 12. The unofficial vote totals are 645 for and 19 against ratification. The vote totals by worksite are below. Worksites without a total did not report on Friday.
The OCESPA bargaining unit will vote on Friday, August 12 at each worksite for the ratification of the Addendum to the Master Contract. The proposed salary schedules and changes to the Master Contract are below. Check the voting notice posted at each worksite for the place and time for voting.
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. The video links can be found on the school board member pages.