Ohio Pension Plans
May 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.

New data, same old story: Vouchers hurt Ohio’s kids, taxpayers

Updates on Know Your Charter site illustrate harm caused by just one of Ohio’s five voucher programs – the state’s EdChoice performance-based program

American Rescue Plan and Fair School Funding Plan – Brown Bag webinar events

Billions of dollars are coming to Ohio schools – Make sure your local leaders know how that should be spent! OEA is hosting 30-minute brown bag sessions for all members and OEA staff to make sure you have the information you need to know.

Legislative Watch – April 28, 2021

Testing Reduction Legislation to Receive Proponent Testimony

Legislative Watch – April 23, 2021

Ohio House Passes State Budget Bill; OEA President DiMauro Testifies on Budget Bill in Ohio Senate

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Students, educators can now enter Ohio Education Association’s redistricting contest through June 1, 2021

Ohio Education Association’s Design Ohio’s Future contest has been extended to accept entries through June 1 to ensure no great ideas for fair maps are left out.

Legislative Watch – April 16, 2021

House Bill 110 Adopted; OEA Submits Testimony On House Bills 99 And 200; SB 165

Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers Oppose Legislative Attack on Trans Students

Melissa Cropper, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, and Scott DiMauro, President of the Ohio Education Association, released the following joint statement in opposition to HB 61 & SB 132, bills that would ban trans students from competing in school sports consistent with their gender identity.

Urge Senators to Support the Fair School Funding Plan

The Fair School Funding Plan (FSFP) represents more than three years of work by legislators, local school leaders, and education finance experts to craft meaningful alternatives to the current way Ohio funds education. It seeks to base funding on what students need based on the actual cost of providing a high-quality education. Help urge the Ohio Senate to pass the Fair School Funding Plan.

Design Ohio’s Future Contest

Redistricting contest | This year Ohio will redraw its district line using new, fairer laws you voted for. We need to make sure no one tries to cheat the system and gerrymander the new map.

OTES 2.0 Implementation Modules

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

Ohio Pension Plans
March 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.

Legislative Watch – March 19, 2021

House Bill 67 Advances to the Governor; HB 200: Report Card Overhaul Receives First Hearing Sponsor Testimony

Urge Senators to Fix School Funding Now – Pass Speaker Bob Cupp’s Fair School Funding Plan

The current school funding formula is unconstitutional and forces communities to make an impossible choice: higher property taxes or fewer opportunities for their kids. Ohio’s students deserve a funding formula that is fair and will meet all their educational needs, regardless of where they live. Click here to send a message to your legislators urging support of this bill.

OEA’s testimony in support of HB67

OEA Vice President Jeff Wensing delivered OEA proponent testimony on HB 67 to the committee on Thursday, February 18. This was his submitted testimony.

Wellness Wednesdays: Coping with COVID

OEA’s Wellness Cadre is launching a series of “Wellness Wednesdays” for the remainder of the school year.

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 applauds resolution on use of state testing data, but urges further action

Ohio Education Association applauds Board of Ed. Member Collins’ resolution on use of state testing data, but urges further action

ONE testifies in advance of Public Schools Week

In recognition and celebration of the upcoming Public Schools Week February 22-26, Ohio’s New Educators (ONE) is writing today to share our deep pride for and the importance of public schools and the work we do

OEA urges passage of Fair School Funding Plan in light of new revenue estimates

In light of more robust revenue estimates, Ohio Education Association urges state lawmakers to pass Fair School Funding Plan now

Schools Included in COVID-19 Vaccine-Distribution

Governor DeWine has provided further clarification on how the vaccine will be distributed. The delivery of the vaccine to school districts will take place over the course of four weeks. Please be on the lookout for directions from your school district …

OEA Seeks Answers About State Bd. of Ed. Member’s Role in Jan. 6 Events

Ohio Education Association Calls For State Board of Education Member Kirsten Hill to Denounce Violent Insurrection in the Capitol, Provide Answers About Her Organizing Role

Ohio Education Association Urges Schools, State to Put Education First: Reset, Restart, Re-Prioritize, Resource

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Ohio, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is calling on state leaders and school districts across the state to demonstrate their commitment to putting students first in their pandemic response by following a four-point plan that reflects the latest science and best practices for ensuring Ohio’s children receive a high-quality education in a safe environment.

Ohio Education Association Urges Governor to Reject Senate Bill 89’s Harmful Voucher Expansion

OEA asking lawmakers to pass House Bill 305 to mitigate SB 89 damage

OEA Optimistic About SB 376’s School Funding Proposals

OEA welcomes discussion about state reforms to fix Ohio’s broken school funding system and remains hopeful for a solution to address the needs of Ohio students.

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.

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Shaping a Vision for Accurate, Meaningful State Report Cards

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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OEA Higher Education Benefit

Imagine What You Can Achieve with the OEA Higher Education Benefit – for FREE. Visit FreeCollege.OHEA.org to learn more.

Month-at-Glance — Featured Events

OEA Master Calendar

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Wed 26

Wellness Wednesday: DeStress Disco Bash!!!

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 19

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