Monthly Archives: September 2016

Continuing Contract Requirements

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.

OEA Representative Assembly Delegates Needed

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 Applications due October 1

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.

Franklin County Candidates Endorsed by Central OEA

Below is a list of endorsed candidates for the November general election.  They were screened and voted on by Central OEA members.

FCCEA Endorsed Candidates 2016

County Commissioner–Full term commencing 1/2/17
Endorsed Kevin Boyce

County Commissioner–Full term commencing 1/3/17
Endorsed John O’Grady (incumbent)

County Prosecutor
Took No Position
Candidates are Zach Klein (challenger) and Ron O’Brien (incumbent)

County Treasurer
Endorsed Ted A. Berry

Court of Common Pleas Judge– General Division–Full term commencing 1/1/17
Endorsed Michael Holbrook (incumbent)

Court of Common Pleas Judge–General Division–Full term commencing 1/2/17
Endorsed Julie Lynch (incumbent)

Court of Common Pleas Judge–General Division–Full term commencing 1/3/17
Endorsed Mark Serrott (incumbent)

Court of Common Pleas Judge–General Division–Full term commencing 1/4/17
Endorsed Jeffrey Brown

Court of Common Pleas Judge–General Division–Full term commencing 1/6/17
Endorsed Laurel Beatty (incumbent)

Court of Common Pleas Judge–General Division–Full term commencing 1/7/17
Endorsed Colleen O’Donnell (incumbent)

Court of Common Pleas Judge–General Division–Full term commencing 1/9/17
Endorsed Richard A. Frye (incumbent)

Court of Common Pleas Judge–General Division–Full term commencing1/7/17
Endorsed Kimberly Cocroft (incumbent)

Court of Common Pleas Judge – Domestic Division–Full term commencing 1/5/17
Endorsed Kim Browne (incumbent)

Every Student Succeeds Act Survey

Teachers,

Please click on the link and take this survey. Who knows if our answers will change things, but if we are being asked, we need to respond! Please pass this along to other Ohio Residents as well — you answer about the local district you live in.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OhioESSA