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OEA President’s Message: Time For New State Report Cards

September 17, 2019 | This week's video includes thoughts on the state report cards that came out last week, appreciation to our members and staff who attended last weekend’s NEA Educator Voice Academy in Atlanta, important membership and delegate election reminders, and an expression of solidarity for our striking UAW brothers and sisters.

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Scholarships for 2020 NEA National Leadership Summit Due Sept. 28th

The 2020 Summit will be held in Orlando, Florida, March 13-15, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The summit will further develop Activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions. Applications due Sept. 28th

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Protect Collective Bargaining and Local Control

The State Takeover law still removes local control of public schools and denies collective bargaining rights for educators based on biased and misleading state report cards.

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Legislative Testimony on HB 70 — State Takeover Law

Members of the Senate Education Committee, on behalf of the OEA’s 123,000 members, The draft bill under consideration makes a variety of proposals intended to address ongoing problems with the Ohio law (HB 70) authorizing state takeovers of local school districts. The major shortcoming of the draft bill continues to be the lack of checks-and-balances.

ODE Seeks Public Comment: Educational Aide Permits

Attention ESPs, the Ohio Department of Education is seeking your input by Oct. 10th to Administrative Code Chapter 3301-25/Educational Aide Permits. Your opinion on issues that impact our students and our profession is vital.

Your OEA membership is there to support you in the important, life-changing work that you’re doing. Visit OEA ACCESS to unlock even more dining, travel, auto, retail, and recreational discounts.

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Interested in Educators Extended Liability Coverage?

The intent of OEA/NEA Educators Employment Liability (ELL) program is to protect members — whether classroom teachers or support professionals — from personal financial liability for most incidents arising out of their educational employment activities or duties. Complete and return this form by Sept. 20th.

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OEA Legal Services — Protecting Your Rights

The high cost of hiring an attorney to protect employment rights should not be a deterrent to an OEA member. Each year, the OEA-NEA Legal Services Program provides paid legal representation to members who are forced to take legal action in a matter relating to their job.

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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Wed 18

2019-2020 Online Master Calendar

July 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020
Fri 20

Friday Night in HS Football — Sept. 20th

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 05

SEOEA Fall Workshop Series — Oct. 5th

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Oct 11

NEOEA Pres. +2 Conference — Oct. 11th

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 18

Bargaining Boot Camp — Dayton — Oct. 18-19th

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - October 19 @ 4:00 pm
Oct 21
Oct 25

Bargaining Boot Camp — Salt Fork

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - October 26 @ 4:00 pm
Nov 15

Bargaining Boot Camp — Columbus

November 15 - November 16

Additional Events