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The OEA Board of Directors has endorsed Arthur Lard for election to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) Board. He teaches Business Education, Financial Management & Accounting. Additionally, he has served as Treasurer of his local association for 19 years. This background will serve him well.
The dark money groups behind the Mackinac Center have launched a full-scale attack on our union. Minutes after the Supreme Court issued their decision in Janus vs. AFSCME the Mackinac Center began emailing educators in Ohio and across the country encouraging them to drop their union membership.
The Benjamin Local SD’s classified employees will join the district’s 115+ educators of the Benjamin Logan EA, who have been a part of OEA since 1974.
Together, we are continuing the fight for strong public schools by strengthening our locals and demonstrating value and relevance to our members.
Seeking additional professional growth opportunities this summer? Consider applying to OEA’s new Training Institute, July 11-14, 2018, at OEA Headquarters to become a Professional Learning Presenter! Engage with cultural competency and equity literacy content as well as applicable adult learning theories.
“Richard Cordray displayed an impressive understanding of the key issues that Ohio’s next Governor will face – from the need to invest more in the state’s public schools and less in poor-performing charter schools.
The Assembly is held to establish Association policies and objectives, elect officers, establish dues, adopt the Association’s budget, adopt/evaluate the legislative program, act on resolutions as well as new business items and other necessary business.
When it comes to public education, OEA members are the experts, and they have a right and a need to be heard. The legislative scorecard reflects each member of the Ohio General Assembly.
Mark Hill was recently elected by OEA’s Representative Assembly, the governing body of the organization. Hill will serve a three-year term beginning July 15, 2018.
2018-2019 OEA Paul Swaddling Peace and International Relations Award. Paul Swaddling was a teacher for over 20 years in the Berea City Schools located in northeastern Ohio. His personal and professional life exemplified a commitment to his two great passions: education and peace.