Celebrate ESPs

ESP DAY 2015 is Wednesday Nov 18th!

Each day Education Support Professionals around the country go to work to serve students. Please join us on Wednesday November 18th and celebrate national ESP day! ESPs make up nearly 40% of the school workforce. They work together daily with teachers and administrators to create and maintain schools as safe and supportive learning environments. They are the superheroes, the unsung heroes who meet the needs of the whole student — physical, mental, emotional, and social.
Here are some facts about ESPs
  • Over 2.9 million ESPs work in the nation’s public schools
  • K-12 ESP’s are committed to their careers and their employers. They average 11.5 years in the ESP workforce, and 67% plan to keep their current jobs
  • 75% of K-12 ESP’s live within the boundaries of the school districts where they are employed.
  • ESP’s are actively engaged in insuring the safety of students. 59% have witnessed bullying behavior, and 89% of these have intervened or tried to stop it. Likewise, 45% have witnessed school violence, and 85% of these have intervened or tried to stop it.

Here are some resources to help celebrate ESP Day:


RSVP for Concealed Carry Class

unnamedNovember 7, 2015 at 9:00 am – 12:30 pm USEA offices –  For all members who want to get a CCW Permit. Members: Half Price $15 Non Member: $30 If you bring a new member that signs up, you get the class free and they pay the $15. RSVP by Wednesday Nov 4th (THAT IS TODAY)  See the attached photo for more information.

15-16 TENTATIVE Agreement

Here is the TENTATIVE agreement that your negotiating team has come up with. It was shared with everyone who attended our mass meeting on June 29th. It was discussed and voted upon to accept the agreement. This is still dependent upon approval by the school board.

Some of the highlights are:
Steps for all ESP’s
.5% on lane 17
Lane changes for certain positions to help our salary schedule more closely match other districts
.10 increase to all head custodian positions
.25 to Para-educators in severe behavior units
District will fund insurance increase


15-16 TESPA Negotiated Agreement PROPOSAL

We will be signing this at the board meeting on Tuesday night, please come out and show your support.