Check your salary for next year

Your salary for next year can be found here: http://www.ceaohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Voice130819-01.pdf

ILEAD appeal deadline is coming

The ILEAD Appeals document is available now. All appeal forms and documentation must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 23, to Tracey D. Johnson at the CEA Office. Click on the title of this post to get the iLEAD appeal form.

Educators vote to hit the testing pause button

Nearly 1,000 education leaders from schools throughout the state – your OEA representatives – have voted to support a step back from from implementing Ohio’s new high-stakes tests until schools have a chance to prepare. The members of  the Ohio Education Association’s Spring Representative Assembly voted unanimously this past weekend to support the proposed legislation that […]

Rucker was wrong – Contract talks in place

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You may have seen the Columbus Dispatch story relating that contract negotiations have ended, and that is the reason that a 1-percent COLA increase has been cut from the budget for 2014-2015 school year. Negotiations have NOT ended. This erroneous information was provided to the media by outgoing CCS Treasurer Penny Rucker. She is misinformed. […]

A snow day means “blizzard bags” for students

The school board voted “yes” last night to authorize home assignments for students who are not in school – or who have missed school earlier in the year – because of school closures due to the weather. Columbus is the latest in a series of school districts to approve this option, which was added by […]

The votes are in

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We congratulate our CEA President-Elect Tracey Johnson and Vice President-Elect Phil Hayes. They will begin their terms next school year.

It’s unanimous: Four schools to close

After hearing community input from more than 900 people and countless others through social media, the Columbus Board of Education last night approved the recommendation to close four schools: Arlington Park Elementary School Brookhaven High School Maybury Elementary School Monroe Middle School The district is facing financial difficulties because the levy on November’s ballot did […]

School-closing decision tonight

Columbus Board of Education will meet at East High School at 5:30 p.m. to vote on the list of proposed school closings: Arlington Park ES,  Maybury ES, Monroe MS and Brookhaven HS. Check back here for an update this evening.

Requests for staff reductions

Article 211 of the Master Agreement permits members to request to staff reduce themselves from schools, programs or buildings for health or safety reasons or for philosophical differences (i.e. instructional program, teaching assignment, etc.). The reduction must be mutually agreed upon by Human Resources and CEA.

Legislative update

Teachers packing heat, reduction in value-added weight in teacher evaluation and a delay in PARCC assessments are all topics in this edition of the legislative update.