Take Action to Stop Teacher License Fee Increase

The Ohio Education Association is calling on state lawmakers to fully fund the State Board of Education instead of passing costs onto the backs of hardworking teachers. Five-year license fees may increase up to 75%, from $200 to $350, because the Ohio General Assembly has not fully funded the State Board of Education. It is time for state lawmakers to protect teachers from unfair license fees by fully funding the work of the State Board of Education, which is to administer educator licenses. Teachers deserve support and respect, not license fee increases.

TAKE ACTION by contacting your state representative and state senator. Ask your legislators to fully fund the State Board of Education instead of passing costs onto the backs of hardworking teachers.

Fully funding the State Board means that the Board can support the Resident Educator program, ensure the safety and well-being of students by conducting comprehensive, necessary background checks in a timely manner, help address educator recruitment and retention, and ensure timely completion of misconduct investigations so educator rights are protected without increasing licensure fees on teachers.

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