Andrea Brown, 2018 Okaloosa Teacher of the Year!

TOY-Finalist-2018Andrea Brown (center) was selected as Okaloosa County School District’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.     Andrea teaches at Baker School.   Other finalists were Dawn Johnson (left) of Florosa Elementary and Susan Zant (right) at Choctawhatchee High School.   Congratulations to all of our OCEA members for being selected as their school’s Teacher of the Year!

H&R Block Offer!

H&R Block
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 OCEA 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.

https://www.hrblock.com/hrb-offers/fea

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.

Contract Ratification Vote – August 12, 2016

A ratification vote will be held on Friday, August 12 at all schools.   Teachers will be asked to ratify the Addendum to the Master Contract that also includes the proposed salary schedules and a revised teacher evaluation handbook.   The documents may be accessed below.      Please check the posted voting notice at your school for the place and time of voting.

OCEA 2016-2017 Master Contract Addendum Ratification

Instructional Salary Schedule FY 2017 DRAFT

2016-17 Teacher Evaluation Handbook (revised)