When state legislators met last week, they made important changes to our primary election in Ohio. Absentee voting has been extended through April 28th! It is critically important that we continue to advocate for Ohio’s students, educators and public education. Voting is one of the most important ways you can do this.
On Friday, March 27th, the OEA hosted a Town Hall to discuss pertinent issues related to the impact of the closing of our schools and for listeners to hear how OEA is supporting you and our members through these difficult times.
Education First Credit Union is doing our best to be that constant and reliable source for financial assistance for our members, and those working in education, students and their families.
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 the House and Senate both gave unanimous approval to legislation (HB 197) that includes several changes to current law in reaction to the unprecedented public health crisis. The changes to law are temporary, lasting just for this year and will take effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature. Among the changes are cancellation of state testing, the elimination of school report cards, freezing EdChoice eligibility and an extension of primary voting until April 28th.
Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.
Interested in becoming a state delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly? Declaration of candidacy forms are located at this link.
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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.
OEA/NEA MEMBER-ONLY BENEFITS
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.
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.
OEA is calling for an end to the use of arbitrary letter grades and questionable methodologies that are biased against low-income districts. Our goal is to make report cards easier to understand so that they are more useful for parents and the community.
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