THU APRIL 01, 05:30PM

HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Zoom

MON APRIL 05, 12, 19, AND 26, 04:30PM

SWOEA APRIL SHOWERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS

Zoom

THU APRIL 08, 15, 22, AND 29, 04:30PM 

SWOEA APRIL SHOWERS RETIREMENT

Zoom

THU APRIL 08, 05:30PM

SWOEA LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Zoom

FRI AND SAT APRIL 09 AND 10

OEA ONE AND ASPIRING EDUCATORS CONFERENCE

Zoom

SAT APRIL 17, 09:00AM

SWOEA SPRING REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY

Zoom

MON  APRIL 19, 05:30PM

OFFICERS COMMITTEE

Zoom

MON  APRIL 19, 05:30PM

SWOEA RETIRED COMMITTEE

Zoom

MON APRIL 26, 05:00PM

SWOEA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Zoom

MON MAY 03, 04:30PM

SWOEA APRIL SHOWERS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS

Zoom

WED MAY 05

OEA COMMITTEES

THU MAY 06, 04:30PM

SWOEA APRIL SHOWERS RETIREMENT

Zoom

THU MAY 06

OEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FRI AND SAT MAY 07 AND 08

NEA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FRI MAY 07, 12:00PM

SWOEA RETIRED COMMITTEE

Zoom

SAT MAY 08, 09:00AM

OEA SPRING REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY

Zoom

 

SWOEA SPRING REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY AND PROPOSED

CHANGES TO SWOEA CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

The SWOEA Spring RA will be held virtually via Zoom on April 17 from 9:00am-12:00pm. SWOEA Office

Secretary Veria Maxberry will also be be emailing SWOEA delegates the Zoom link. 

The Agenda will consist of:

  • Welcome and Procedures, Call to Order, the President's Message, 5 Star Award and FCPE, and

       Nomination from the Floor by SWOEA President Michael Fortman;

  • Attendance and Roll Call by Todd Gee;

  • the Pledge of Allegiance by Kevin Carlin;

  • Adoption of Standing Rules by Troy and Darine Reese;

  • Adoption of Order of Business by Kristin Jones and Amy Newman;

  • Approval of the Minutes by Carol Nance and Digna Taveras;

  • New Business in Chat;

  • SWOEA Scholarship and Awards by Joan Lewis;

  • OEA Officers' Addresses by Scott DiMauro, Jeff Wensing, and Mark Hill; 

  • FCPE Drive by Stacy Recker;

    • We will be holding an Ohio Fund Silent Auction. To donate an item send a photo, description, and

              value to  reckers@ohea.org (no later than April 14). Instructions will be send after April 17 regarding

              pick up/delivery. To bid on items on April 17 go to SWOEASpring RA.givesmart.com at 9:00am. If you

              want to skip the auction, but still want to donate go directly to ohea.org/donate. 

  • STRS Information;

  • Resolutions Report by Judy Buschle;

  • NEA Report by Dwayne Marshall;

  • OEA Briefing by Jorge Gonzalez;

  • Screening Recommendation;

  • Candidate Speeches for OEA and NEA Offices by Cheryl Williams, Tamika Ross, and Dwayne Marshall;

  • Candidate Speeches for SWOEA Office (if needed);

  • Election Procedures by Damian Dagenbach and Todd Gee,

  • 2019-20 Audit and Adoption of the 2020-21 Budget by Lori Harrison;

  • Local Leader of the Year;

  • Action on New Business; and

  • Closing Remarks.

We will be holding an Ohio Fund Silent Auction. To donate an item send a photo, description, and value to

reckers@ohea.org (no later than April 14). Instructions will be send after April 17 regarding pick up/delivery.

To bid on items on April 17 go to SWOEASpring RA.givesmart.com at 9:00am. If you want to skip the auction,

but still want to donate go directly to ohea.org/donate.

The Proposed Changes to the SWOEA Constitution and Bylaws are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SWOEA PRESENTS APRIL SHOWERS WITH MEMBER BENEFITS

NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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OEA PRESIDENT'S WEEKLY UPDATE

Vice President Jeff Wensing shared this report this week:

 
The warmer temperatures indicate that spring is in full swing and that educators are close to successfully navigating through their second year of COVID. Thank you for everything you do to help our OEA members stay safe and cope with their daily challenges of educating students during the pandemic. Policy makers are returning from their spring break and will continue their deliberations on legislation that affect public education. The highlights are:

  • HB 1 – The Fair School Funding Plan creates an equitable method of funding our schools.

  • HB 54 and HB 100 – Both bills will dissolve Academic Distress Commissions.

  • HB 99 – Seeks to REDUCE the training requirements for individuals who carry a firearm within a school. 

  • HB 110 – The State Budget Bill guides Ohio’s spending over the next two years.

  • HB 151 – Seeks to REPLACE the Resident Educator program with a Mentoring Program.

  • HB 200 – Seeks to REVISE Ohio’s Report Card for school districts and individual buildings.


OEA is sponsoring a contest called “Design Ohio’s Future.” Ohio’s voters have spoken and believe that voting districts need to be politically competitive as well as representative of their constituents. Middle school students, high school students, and OEA members have an opportunity to design the lines for the Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and U.S. Congressional District maps. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: Most Politically Competitive, Fewest Community Splits, and Most Creative. Visit the contest page on OEA's website for the details.

Also, spring indicates a time of year where many locals conduct fundraising drives for the OEA Fund, formerly called FCPE. The OEA Fund allows OEA to support candidates who support public education which amplifies our member voice across Ohio. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

OEA VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY

In light of our continuing circumstances with the Coronavirus and the federal social distancing guidelines, the OEA Board of Directors voted to proceed with a Virtual Representative Assembly. Elected delegates will convene on Saturday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. The estimated 600-800 delegates will meet using a webinar platform using Zoom. All OEA members are welcome to live stream to watch the Virtual RA.

Visit the Online Exhibitor Marketplace

For questions before or on the day of the Virtual Representative Assembly, please contact William Baird, Elections & Conference Coordinator, at 614-227-3169 or by email at oeara@ohea.org.

Download Spring RA Documents

Delegate Registration

  • A registration link to register through CVent will be sent to all elected delegates starting on April 4th.

  • Registration deadline is Sunday, May 2 at 11:59 pm.

Should an elected delegate not be able to participate:

  • Please notify your local president who can assist if there are any elected alternates who can take your place.

  • Local presidents can perform switches in the Online Delegate Portal or notify OEA of any alternate switches by email at oeara@ohea.org.

  • Notifications to OEA of any delegate/alternate switches must be made by Sunday, April 25, at 11:59 pm.

  • A separate invite will be sent to alternates, so please do not forward any email communications.

There will be no late registrations. All delegates must register via CVent.

For questions before or on the day of the Virtual Representative Assembly, please contact William Baird, Elections & Conference Coordinator, at 614-227-3169 or by email at oeara@ohea.org.

OEA-AE • OEA • ONE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

This virtual conference will empower and enrich aspiring and early career educators to lead their profession, win on issues that matter most to students, and improve public education in Ohio. It will take place virtually via Zoom from April 9-10.

Please register here soon as capacity is limited to 150 OEA-AE members and 150 ONE members. Session descriptions are listed upon registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
270 Northland Blvd. Suite 224
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Email: sec-swoea@cinci.rr.com

Tel: 513-771-3319; 800-346-2175

Fax: 513-771-6674

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