BEA General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 30
8:00-8:30 AM
Cassingham Theater

Please join your Bexley Education Association friends for breakfast and a brief meeting to reconnect and talk about our shared vision for the 17-18 school year!

Partnership Council

Partnership Council meets for the final time this school year on Thursday, May 11 at 4:00 PM in the Cassingham Complex Community Room. All BEA members are invited to attend all Partnership Council meetings. If you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed at Partnership Council, please contact Erin Clary.

 

Negotiations Survey

In case you have not already done so, please take a few moments to complete the survey that was sent to your home email.  Please complete the important survey from the BEA Finance and Negotiations Team by Monday, May 15.

Save the Date!
 
BEA General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 30
8:00-8:30 AM
Cassingham Theater
 
Please join your Bexley Education Association friends for breakfast and a brief meeting to reconnect and talk about our shared vision for the 17-18 school year!
Last week the Board of Education narrowed the search for our next Superintendent down to 7 candidates.  Their profiles can be found here:
The revised schedule for all of the public interviews can be found here:
We will know who our next Superintendent is on Monday, April 17!

2016 Income Taxes Deductible Portion of Dues

Please see the link above for information on how much of your BEA dues you can deduct from your federal income taxes.

Teachers Strike in Louisville, Ohio

Louisville EA did go on strike as of Wednesday, November 2. Here is updated information about their strike headquarters which will be moving tomorrow to the address listed below. Please share the Call to Action with all your locals on how they can help Louisville members during this stressful time. This is a small town; emotions are high, sides are being taken.
Like them on Facebook, send letters of support, and other ideas listed in the Call to Action. We need all members across the state to show solidarity with this local as they work to get their Board of Education back to the negotiating table.

LEA Spokesperson:
Angela Emmons (330) 298-5309
Louisville Education Association
c/o Angela Emmons, LEA Treasurer
P.O. Box 194 Louisville , Ohio 44641
Strike Headquarters (moving to this address on November 4)
208 Woodard Street
Louisville, Ohio 44641
Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ohiolea

BEA Members,

OEA Vice-President, Scott DiMauro, just contacted me to let me know that OEA members will be out canvassing in Bexley and Westerville this Saturday. I don’t think I need to stress to any of you the importance of this election for our students and for public education.

Bexley’s canvass kicks off at the Starbucks on E. Main St. First shift is 10:30-1:00; second shift is 2:00-4:00.

Westerville’s canvass kicks off at the WEA office at 519 Otterbein Ave. First shift is 10:30-1:00; second shift is 2:00-4:00.

I will be canvassing in Westerville. It would be great to get lots of teachers out there knocking on doors. From the feedback I have received from fellow OEA members who have canvassed in recent weeks, knocking on doors and telling folks that they are teachers, has led to lots of positive conversations.

If you plan to go, please e-mail me to let me know and go to OhioBallot.com to officially sign up.

-Mindy

Certified Continuing Contract Requirements

If first teaching certificate or educator license issued before 2011
· 3 years in district OR two years in district, IF you were on a continuing in another district. You must provide proof of this with your request.
· If teacher does NOT have MA @ time of 1st teaching license then the teacher needs 30 semester hours of coursework in area of licensure
· If teacher does have MA @ time of 1st teaching license then the teacher needs 6 semester hours of coursework in area of licensure

If first teaching certificate or educator license issued AFTER 2011
· 3 years in district OR two years in district, IF you were on a continuing in another district. You must provide proof of this with your request.
· Hold educator license for 7 years
· No MA @ time of 1st teaching license then the teacher needs 30 semester hours of coursework in area of licensure
· MA @ time of 1st teaching license then the teacher needs 6 semester hours of coursework in area of licensure

Deadline for teachers to provide written request for continuing contract to Superintendent’s office is Oct. 1. Teachers should speak with their administrator to obtain their support before submitting request to Superintendent’s office.

Teachers must have supporting transcripts and license on file by March 31 to be eligible for consideration.

Two observations must be completed and a written evaluation and recommendation from the principal must be forwarded to the Superintendent’s office by April 1, 2017.

BEA Members,

We need to put together the OEA Representative Assembly delegate ballot to hand out at our next BEA Executive Committee meeting. If you are interested in being a Bexley delegate, please e-mail Mindy and let her know by Tuesday, September 20.

Duties include attending the December 3rd and May 12th OEA Representative Assemblies in Columbus.

Based on membership numbers, Bexley is allocated 3 delegates. According to BEA bylaws, the President is automatically a delegate. The other two are elected.

Continuing Contract Eligibility ‐ Article VI ‐ Job Security ‐ Section H

(Effective 7/1/15 through 6/30/18)

“The office of the Superintendent or designee will send a timely Districtwide email notifying all bargaining unit members that to be considered for a continuing contract, they must provide written notice to the Superintendent of Schools by October 1 of their intent to meet the statutory requirements in order to be considered for a continuing contract at the April meeting of the Board of Education.

The professional, permanent, or life certificate or equivalent professional education license must be on file with the Superintendent of Schools by March 31 for the bargaining unit member to be considered for continuing contract status in April.

Statutory requirements for continuing contract eligibility are set forth in Sections 3319.08 and 3319.11 of the Ohio Revised Code.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3319.08

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3319.11

Bargaining unit members who do not provide written notice by October 1 and/or do not have transcripts of their thirty (30) graduate hours, or their professional, permanent, or life certificate or professional educator license/certificate on file by March 31, will not be eligible for continuing contract consideration until April of the following school year.