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    El Paso County COVID 19 cases 

     
    If you have been identified as being medically vulnerable by the CDC and Department of Health, here is a document to assist you with requesting accommodations under the ADA. A request for accommodation can begin a dialogue to find ways to best meet the needs of the District and vulnerable individuals' needs. 
    It could be better to request accommodations sooner than later. 
    Here is a sample document that may help you request accommodations: Vulnerable Population Accommodation-COVID 
     

     

    2020, This is an Election Year - VOTE!

    If you are not a registered Voter,

    Register to VOTE here: Colorado - Electronic Voter Registration

    Elections - El Paso County Clerk and Recorder

    Ballot Drop Boxes and VSPC Locations: VOTE by MAIL or DropBox

     

    Brenda McKinney-ESP-President 

    Michele Blanchard-ESP President-elect

    Debi Reid-ESP Secretary

    Toni Seberger-Treasurer

    711 E. San Rafael St., #3 & #4
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    ESP Office-Becky Alvic-719.520.2377  Direct-719.520.2492
     
    If you have been identified as being medically vulnerable by the CDC and Department of Health, here is a document to assist you with requesting accommodations under the ADA. A request for accommodation can begin a dialogue to find ways to best meet the needs of the District and vulnerable individuals' needs. 
    It could be better to request accommodations sooner than later. 
    Here is a sample document that might help you request accommodations: Vulnerable Population Accommodation-COVID 
     
     
     

Important Dates

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    ESP Ambassador Symposium
    September 28, 2020
    TESLA - Rooms (#110 & 111)
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Embassy Suites
    7290 Commerce Center Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO
    719.599.9100
    Register: 719.520.2492/brenda.mckinney@d11.org
     
    ESP Engagement Training
    LIMITED SEATING
    October 19, 2020
    TESLA - Rooms (#110 & 111)
    8:00 - 3:30 p.m.
     
     
    ESP Engagement Training
    LIMITED SEATING 
    March 8, 2021
    TESLA - Room (#110 & 111)
    8:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Register: 719.520.2492
     
     
     

     
    Education Support Professional Conference - January 5, 2021 
     
            
     
    TBD - January 5, 2021
     
    2021 ESP - Conference - Featuring - TBD - keynote
     
     
    January 5, 2021 
    The Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Registration and Breakfast 7:00-8:00 a.m.
    Closing-3:30 p.m.
    Remember you must be signed in at the top of the page
    with your district user name and password.
     

     
    2020-2021 ESP Council Dates, Ambassador Symposium, ESP Conference, and
    ESP Engagement Trainings-TESLA EOC Room #116, #110-#111 except as noted
     
    September 3, 2020 - (#116)
    September 28, 2020 - ESP Ambassador Symposium - Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Drive
    8:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    October 6, 2020 - (#116)
    October 16, 2020 - (#110 & 111) ESP Engagement Training 8:00 - 3:30
    November 3, 2020 - (#116)
    December 1, 2020 - (#110-111)
    January 5, 2021-ESP Conference - Antlers Hotel - Webex enhanced, 4 S Cascade Avenue, check out the special rates, ask for the D-11 rate of $106
    January 12, 2020-ESP Council - (#110 & 111)
    February 2, 2021 - (#116)
    March 2, 2021 - (#116)
    March 8, 2021 - (#110 & 111) ESP Engagement Training 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    April 6, 2021 - (#116)
    May 4, 2021 - (#116)
     

Vision and Mission Statements

  • ESP

    Vision


    Education Support Professionals ("ESP") will build knowledge and awareness by encouraging respect,

    autonomy and professionalism while enhancing the total educational program.

    Mission

    ESP are professional and skilled employees representing diverse job families. 

    The ESP are dedicated to empowering and fostering relationships,

    supporting personal and professional growth,

    while demonstrating integrity and trust to enrich a learning and working environment.


    Article 3.7-WORK RELATED EMAIL
    An ESP employee shall be allowed to check his/her work-related email for a reasonable period of time during a scheduled workday, not including the break periods or lunch. 
     

    Article 6.3.2-TIMELINES
    A rebuttal to a performance evaluation may be submitted in writing to the supervising Administrator by attaching a written response within seven (7) working days of the performance evaluation conference.

ESP Help Keep our Schools Safe

  • They work in our halls, school grounds, cafeteria, buses, library, and front office keeping an eye on our students while doing their jobs and making sure the school day runs smoothly. They're usually the first to arrive at school and the last to leave, our schools wouldn't be as successful, or as safe without them. They're an integral part of the school community.
    • 75% of K-12 ESP live within the boundaries of the school districts where they are employed
    • 57% feel they have effective strategies for handling bullying at school
    • 59% have witnessed bullying behavior, and 89 percent of these have intervened or tried to stop it
    • 45% have witnessed school violence, and 85 percent of these have intervened or tried to stop it
    • 92% say their job responsibilities involve promoting school safety
    • 97% say their district has a policy on bullying prevention and 57 percent have received training on how to implement it
    • 82% say they strongly believe they are safe at school, despite news reports about school violence

     

ESP Council Officers

  • July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023 ESP Council Officers

      

    President - 7/1/2020 - Brenda McKinney - brenda.mckinney@d11.org

    719.520.2492

    President-elect - Michele Blanchard - michele.blanchard@d11.org

    719.328.4158 

    Secretary - Debi Reid - debi.reid@d11.org

    719.520.2972 

    Toni Seberger - toni.seberger@d11.org

    719.520.2917

    Past President - Connie Rogers - connie.rogers@d11.org

    719.271

     

    2020-2023 ESP Meet and Confer Team

    2019-2020 - ESP M & C Meetings

    8:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    January 16, 2020 - TESLA PD #IBB

    January 30, 2020 - TESLA PD #IBB

    February 13, 2020 - TESLA PD #IBB

    February 20, 2020 - TESLA PD #IBB 

     

    March 3, 2020 - TESLA PD #250

    March 12, 2020 - TESLA PD #250

    March 19, 2020 - TESLA PD #250 

    April 2, 2020 - TESLA PD #250

    April 9, 2020 - TESLA PD #250

    April 23, 2020 - TESLA PD #250

     

    (ESP Office) Staff Assistant

    719.520.2377

     

     

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