The Ohio General Assembly will be back in session the week after the November elections and OEA expects the remainder of 2014 to be a busy time as lawmakers try to complete their legislative work. Member Lobby Days are an opportunity for OEA members to engage with legislators on issues important to public education.
Join your colleagues at the OEA Headquarters’ Media Center, located at 225 E. Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio at 9:00 a.m. for an hour-long briefing before meeting with your legislators.
Members who register and sign in at the briefing will be eligible for up to $50 reimbursement covering milage, lunch and parking. Simply submit an expense form with receipts.
Locals can also apply for a Lobby Day Substitute grant to cover the cost of a substitute for a member who attends lobby day. Details and an application can be found here: http://www.centraloeanea.org/lobby-day-substitute-grant
As always, Central's Political Action Coordinators will prearrange meetings with legislators for you.
The Central Diversity Committee will host its annual diversity conference. The conference will be held January 31, 2015 at the Central office.
This year’s conference will offer workshops on implementing diversity programs, bullying, and LGBT Issues. The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. lunch is included and registration is free.
Register now by logging in and selecting "Diversity Conference" from the list of events, then selecting "I Am Attending" from the drop down menu. the registration deadline is January 26th, 2015.
Are you tired of SLOs? Testing? 3rd grade reading guarantee? Being told year after year to "just do more with less" and that you have it too good? Then you can make a difference with minimal effort. Being informed is half the battle.