Teacher-To-Teacher Garage Sale!

The 2017 Teacher-to-Teacher Garage Sale will be held on Thursday, August 17, in the cafeteria of Olde Orchard ES (800 McNaughten Rd.).The sale will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The school will be open at 8 a.m. for set up. The materials to be sold are displayed on tables. The cost of the tables is $10 each. Money may be mailed to Jeanne Stoll,1680 Carriage Road, Powell, Ohio,43065. Please identify the activity on the check. The deadline for reserving a table or a group of tables is Friday, August 12. For questions, call Judy Valentine, 614-866-6333 or Marilyn Allen, 614-604-8744.

Article 211 Update

Article 211 is in full swing with Round 2 starting this week. Important dates and times to remember include:

  • Postings for Round 2 open on Tuesday, March 28, and close on Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m.
  • Interviews for Round 2 begin on Monday, April 3, and close on Friday, April 7, at 5 p.m.
  • Job offers for Round 2 begin on Friday, April 7, at 5:00:01 p.m.

Members who are still in staff reduction status after Round 2 should plan to attend the Job Fair on Wednesday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Linmoor Education Center.

Trump proposes decreased education funding

President Trump has released his first budget proposal, and it contains cuts to many education programs. Among these: after-school programs and college affordability programs. At the same, time, the budget would increase investment in federal school choice programs. The plan has generated significant media coverage, focused largely on negative outcomes should the plan come to fruition.  Education Week noted that the proposal “seeks to slash the Education Department’s roughly $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13 percent in the coming fiscal year, whacking popular programs that help districts offer after-school programs and hire and train teachers.” The proposal also “seeks a historic $1.4 billion federal investment in school choice, including new money for private school vouchers and charter schools, as well as directing $1 billion to follow students to the school of their choice.” The plan would eliminate Title II spending, “which is currently funded at $2.25 billion and helps states and districts hire and provide professional development for teachers.” the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program would also be scrapped, eliminating “after-school and extended-learning programs.”