Press Release October 14, 2021
State report cards should spur districts to spend ARP funds

Ohio Education Association: State report cards highlight need for districts to spend federal ARP money, protect public school state funding

Legislative Watch – September 29, 2021

SB 1 – Ohio House Passes Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement and Extends Substitute Teacher Hiring Flexibility

Legislative Watch – September 24, 2021

HB 322 and HB 327 – Bills Prohibiting “Divisive” Concepts Get Opponent Testimony; SB 1 – Financial Literacy Graduation Requirement and Substitute Teacher Flexibility

OEA’s testimony against HB 322 and HB 327

OEA President Scott DiMauro delivered testimony against HB 322 and HB 327 on September 22, 2021.

Ohio Pension Plans
September 2021 OEA Retirement Systems Update

Report to the OEA Board of Directors — the State Teachers Retirement System, the School Employees Retirement System, & the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

Bring Mock Elections to your students this November

The November election is quickly approaching and now is the time to plan a mock election for your school. Kids Voting Ohio has created a simple system that is free to educators and gives students a chance to learn the importance of voting as well civic involvement in an engaging and fun way

OTES 2.0 Implementation Modules

AN OEA Member Resource: OTES 20 Implementation Modules. 6 Different Modules to support bargaining, implementation, procedures and understanding of the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0. Register for these zoom events held September-December 2021.

Legislative Watch – September 10, 2021

On Thursday, the Ohio Redistricting Commission introduced legislative maps created by staffers for the Senate and House Republicans. These maps were adopted by the Commission 5-2 on a party-line vote as a “starting point.” This plan is wholly inadequate and fails to meet the demands of the Constitutional amendment passed by voters to end partisan gerrymandering.

OEA, citing data, calls for school districts to issue temporary mask mandates

Ohio Education Association, citing data, calls for school districts to issue temporary mask mandates until Delta variant poses significantly less danger to students and staff.

Legislative Watch – September 3, 2021

Redistricting Commission Blows by First Deadline for District Maps

OEA’s redistricting testimony

OEA President Scott DiMauro and OEA Vice President Jeff Wensing delivered testimonies to the Ohio Redistricting Commission. These were their submitted testimonies.

Fall 2021 OEA COVID FAQ

As part of OEA’s commitment to monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on our members, we want provide ways to advocate for yourself during this public health crisis. OEA strongly recommends that members contact their local association presidents and LRC’s when they have questions and/or concerns regarding any educational, workplace, or health and safety issue during the mandated COVID-19 school closure.

OEA Statement on Latest Mask Wearing Guidance

Ohio Education Association issues statement about latest COVID-19 mask wearing guidance from CDC and others

Student Loan Debt Among Educators Report

The effects of the national educator student loan crisis ripple beyond our schools. Canceling student debt makes our communities healthier, happier, and more prosperous. It's time for Sec Cardona to #CancelStudentDebt and keep the promise of public service loan forgiveness.

Ohio Education Association praises decision to implement Fair School Funding Plan in state budget; Concerned about future funding commitment

The Ohio Education Association commends the Conference Committee decision to use the Fair School Funding Plan as the state’s school funding mechanism for the next two school years. However, OEA is concerned about the state’s future commitment to the plan, which if not fully funded will continue to shortchange Ohio’s 1.6 million public school students.

OEA Condemns Bills Seeking to Ban ‘Divisive Concepts’ in Ohio Schools

OEA President Scott DiMauro released a statement in opposition to House Bills 327 and 322, which both aim to ban Ohio’s public schools from teaching so-called “divisive concepts,” after hearings in the House State and Local Government Committee Tuesday morning.

OEA welcomes CDC’s school reopening guidance, calls for federal support

Ohio Education Association welcomes CDC’s commonsense school reopening guidance, urges federal support to implement critical safety measures

State Budget Basic Workshop recording

This content is for OEA members only.

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.

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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.

OTES 2.0 Implementation Modules

AN OEA Member Resource: OTES 20 Implementation Modules. 6 Different Modules to support bargaining, implementation, procedures and understanding of the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0. Register for these zoom events held September-December 2021.

Wellness Issues and Resources

There is currently an increased need to provide OEA members with information and resource offerings in relation to stress/wellness. This is a roundup of resources to support student and staff mental health.

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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Fri 22

2021 Fall Minority Leadership Training Program

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - October 23 @ 3:30 pm
Tue 26

Student Loan Forgiveness workshop

October 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Wed 27

Student Loan Forgiveness workshop

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Nov 06

Bargaining Bootcamp – Findlay

November 6 @ 9:30 am - November 7 @ 2:00 pm

Additional Events