Memorandum of Understanding Reached with Pinellas County Schools

Considering the national bus drivers’ shortage school districts are facing, SEIU FPSU and Pinellas County School District have reached a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure that the pay for bus drivers remain competitive. The Union will announce a ratification of this agreement soon.

SEIU MOU 5.11.23

Ratification Vote Schedule 

Ratification vote for the Pinellas County Schools MoU to address drivers’ shortage will be held from May 17-19th as per the following schedule.

Site Address Schedule
Day 1: May 17, 2023
Tarpon Springs Bus Compound 806 S Levis Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 9:00AM to 12:30 pm
WPSC cafeteria 11111 Belcher Rd, Largo, FL 33773 9AM to 1:00 PM
Palm Harbor University High School 1900 Omaha St, Palm Harbor, FL 34683 1:30-3:00pm
Hollins High School 4940 62nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709 1:30-3:30pm
Day 2: May 18, 2023
Coachman Bus Compound 2235 NE Coachman Rd. Clearwater, FL 33765. 9:00AM to 12:30 pm
49th Street Bus Compound 635 49th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707 9:00AM to 12:30 pm
Clearwater High School, 1951 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33764 1:30-3:00pm
Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St S, Gulfport, FL 33707 1:30-3:00pm
Day 3 May 19, 2023
Lealman Bus Compound 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Countryside High School 3000 State Rd 580, Clearwater, FL 33761 9-11am
Dunedin High School 1651 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin, FL 34698 9-11am


Sick Leave Bank

The District, PCTA, PESPA and SEIU are excited to present updated guidelines for the Sick Leave Bank, which includes a modification to the guidelines to allow employees to withdraw up to 10 days due to a documented COVID-19 illness during the 2020-2021 school year. an additional sick day up to the maximum allowable by state statute

What is the Sick Leave Bank?

The Sick Leave Bank is used to provide an opportunity for a professional to remain in the field of education following a personal, debilitating illness or accident which substantially delays his/her ability to resume duty. By simply donating one of your sick days to the Bank, you have the ability to withdraw days if you are suffering from a personal debilitating illness or injury. Regular guidelines state you must exhaust your available sick days and go without pay for 5 days. 

What modifications have been made due to COVID-19?

The Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) provides employees with up to 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave if the employee is unable to work or telework, under the conditions outlined in the FFCRA. The modified procedures will allow members of the Sick Leave Bank to withdraw up to an additional 10 days of paid time for COVID illnesses, after exhausting their hours from the Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Members of the sick leave bank won’t have to exhaust their sick leave, nor will they have to go without pay for 5 days. 

When can I join the Sick Leave Bank?

You can join now! Staff typically can enroll in the Bank on the first Monday of each month. However, we are opening this enrollment period throughout the month of August this year. After August, you will still be able to join on the first Monday of each month going forward. And, due to COVID-19, we are waiving the requirement that you have to have ten (10) sick days to join this year. 

How do I join the Sick Leave Bank?

Please click below to download the application form and pony it to the Human Resources Department.



  • Isaline “Izzy” Boston-Boyd, Organizer  |  727.798.4312  |

Chapter Leaders

  • Tia Blunt
    Chapter Chair, PCS
  • Rebecca “Becky” Dean
    Vice Chair, PCS
  • Richard “Mac” MacDonald
    Chapter Secretary, PCS
  • Talmadge Andrews
    Chief Steward
    Executive Board Member, SEIU-FPSU


  • Rebecca “Becky” Dean – Executive Board Member, SEIU-FPSU
  • Richard “Mac” MacDonald – Executive Board Member, SEIU-FPSU
  • Brian Wilson
  • Tia Blunt


  • Tia Blunt
  • Sonja Cheaves
  • Vince Morgan

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