AUGUST 3-7, 09:00-11:00AM
VIRTUAL SWOEA GOOGLE WORKSHOP
WED AUGUST 05, 01:00PM
VIRTUAL EXPERIENCED TREASURERS' WORKSHOP
WED AUGUST 05, 03:00PM
VIRTUAL NOVICE TREASURERS' WORKSHOP
WED AUGUST 05, 05:30PM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MON AUGUST 10, 05:30
VIRTUAL OEA DAY OF COLLABORATION
MON AUGUST 24, 05:30
MON AUGUST 31, 05:00
FRI SEPTEMBER 4, 05:30
SWOEA RETIRED COMMITTEE
FRI SEPTEMBER 11
SAT SEPTEMBER 12
OEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WED SEPTEMBER 16, 05:30PM
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MON SEPTEMBER 21, 05:30
TUE SEPTEMBER 22, 05:30
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
WED SEPTEMBER 23, 04:00
SWOEA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
MON SEPTEMBER 28, 05:00
NEWS & EVENTS
OEA PRESIDENT SCOTT DIMAURO'S WEEKLY ADDRESS
Following last week’s decision by the OEA Board of Directors to issue our Position Statement on Safe and Equitable Reopening of Schools and Campus Buildings, I know you have been engaged in challenging and productive discussions with your members, administrations, school boards and communities as districts across the state grapple with how to meet student learning needs while protecting the health and safety of all involved. I am so proud of your work in balancing a complex web of needs and threats and want you to know you’re making a difference. (See below for a sampling of press coverage of OEA’s advocacy over the past week.)
As we move forward, it’s important that we provide support to members who will be required to continue remote instruction for some period of time, either on an extended basis or as flare-ups of COVID cause individual schools to close temporarily. As work continues on ways to connect members with one another on content-specific sharing of strategies and resources, I’d like to highlight an important opportunity available to all of our members starting this coming Monday, August 10. Please spread the word (see the attached flyer for details and registration link) about our virtual “Days of Collaboration” on Remote Learning Plans scheduled over the next four Mondays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
As the importance of working in solidarity with one another to protect health and safety and fight for equitable learning opportunities for all students is more clear than ever, well-funded anti-union forces continue to violate the privacy of our members to encourage them to weaken their power by dropping out of OEA and our locals. Remember that the advocacy you’re leading is the most powerful antidote to the destructive forces that are seeking to advance their own political agenda at the expense of public educators and students. We will continue to provide you with support in countering their misinformation campaign; in the meantime, please continue to keep us posted on their activities in your locals.
As we get closer to the beginning of an academic year unlike any we’ve experienced before, please know how much I admire and appreciate all you do for our fellow members and students. Together, we’ll get through this stronger than ever before.
Ohio Education Association
225 E. Broad Street, Box 2550
Columbus, OH 43216-2550
614-227-3177 (office); 614-596-0544 (mobile)
SWOEA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP
The Southwestern Ohio Education Association Member Scholarship was established by the Executive
Committee and presented to the Representative Assembly in the spring of 2003.
The $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to a member pursuing a career advancement course of study.
Applicants must be a current member and have been a member of the Southwestern Ohio Education
Association for the last three consecutive years. SWOEA membership must be maintained during the
duration of the award. In order to sustain SWOEA membership, consideration will not be given to those
seeking administrative certification or licensure. A member may receive this scholarship only once. Current
members of the SWOEA Executive Committee will not be considered for the scholarship. The completed
application must be received in the SWOEA office by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Criteria and Additional Information:
The applicant must be pursuing a career advancement course of study.
The scholarship must be used for coursework and related costs.
Funds will be dispersed upon receipt of a summary of progress, grade card, or transcript. You must also
include a copy of your receipt for tuition, books, etc.
The coursework must be started within one year of the award date and funds must be used within three
years of the receipt of the award. Funds may be dispersed at various intervals within the 3 years.
The finalists must be available for an interview on the afternoon of Sunday, November 8, 2020.
The scholarship recipient will be announced to the Fall Representative Assembly on November 14, 2020.
To apply simply click on the red "Member Scholarship Application"
button to the right. This will take you directly to the google form
you will need to complete.
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