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Special resolutions -- July 1, 2020

Resolutions from our 2020 OFT Convention

Communications Committee

  • Member Election Engagement Resolution
  • Beating the Billionaires’ Assault on Our Union

Education Issues Committee

  • OTES 2.0 and High Quality Student Data (HQSD)  Resolution
  • Ohio’s Social Emotional Learning Implementation
  • Ohio’s Resident Educator Program
  • Student Assaults and Threats on School Personnel

Higher Education Committee

  • College Credit Plus Resolution

Human Rights Committee

  • Resolution Supporting Women’s Health and Women’s Inclusion in Healthcare Decisions
  • Resolution Endorsing Ohio Business Competes
  • In Celebration of Voting Rights Milestones

Legislative & School Finance Committee

  • Legislative Tax Abatement (TIF)
  • Fund Our Future – School Funding
  • Student Debt
  • A Resolution in Support of State Health Standards

PSRP & School Healthcare Providers Committee

  • Our Mandate—Combat Groups Who Want to Destroy Public Education
  • Resolution Supporting the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award

Retirement Committee

  • STRS Member Benefits

          Resolutions from our 2018 OFT Convention

          Education Issues Committee

          Human Rights Committee

          Legislative Committee

          PSRP & School Healthcare Providers Committee

          Retirement Committee

          Resolutions from our 2016 OFT Convention

          Civil Rights Committee

          • A Resolution in Support of Laws, Policies, and Practices That Ensure Services for English Language Learners
          • A Resolution in Support of Services That Provide Educational Access to Refugees and Unaccompanied Minors
          • Resolution in Support of Efforts to Raise Ohio’s Minimum Wage
          • Resolution for the Promotion of Inclusive Restorative Justice Practices in Ohio’s Schools
          • Resolution in Support of the Development and Retention of Teacher Workforce Diversity

          Constitutional Amendments

          Education Issues Committee

          • Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators
          • Ohio Federation of Teachers Resolution: College Credit Plus Revisions
          • Ohio Teacher Evaluation System

          Higher Education Committee

          • Oppose HB 48
          • Completion Model
          • Shared Services
          • Budget Bill

          Legislative and School Finance Committee

          • Promulgation and Implementation of Changes in State Education Policies in Response to the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
          • Ohio’s Unemployment Compensation (UC) Should Provide a Social Safety Net
          • Responsible and Fair and Constitutional Budgeting for Education in the State of Ohio

          Nominations and Elections

          PSRP Committee

          • Member Engagement 2016
          • Engaging All School Personnel in the Work to Eliminate Chronic Student Absenteeism

          Publicity and Services

          • Ray Peck Scholarship
          • Oft Bill Pasztor Summer ULI Funding

                Resolutions from our 2014 OFT Convention

                Civil Rights Committee

                • Resolution in Support of a U.S. House Floor Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
                • Resolution Opposing the Ohio General Assembly’s Efforts to Implement Laws That Disenfranchise Voters
                • Resolution Supporting Ohio Civil Rights Law Expansion
                • Resolution in Support of Training Ohio School Personnel on the Prevention of Human Trafficking
                • Resolution in Support of “Why Marriage Matters Ohio” in Its Public Education Campaign to Achieve Marriage Equality in Ohio
                • Resolution Addressing Student Needs for Student Success

                Constitutional Amendments

                Education Issues Committee

                • Resolution on Excessive Standardized Testing
                • Alignment of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System Model During Residency
                • Common Core State Standards and High Stakes Assessments Resolution
                • Best Practices from High Performing Education Systems in Countries Around the World

                Legislative and School Finance Committee

                • Reclaiming the Promise of High Quality Public Education and Public Services
                • Improved Public Accountability, Transparency and Voice in Charter Schools
                • Community Learning Centers

                PSRP & School Healthcare Providers Committee

                • The Role of the School Nurse in a School Based Health Clinic
                • School Access to Emergency Epinephrine
                • Opposing Privatization of Public School Services

                Retirement Committee

                • Resolution to Support the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Standards 67 and 68

                Resolutions from our 2013 OFT Convention

                Civil Rights Committee

                • Resolution in Support of Non-Discriminatory Employment Practices
                • Resolution in Support of Non-Union Employees to Organize and Advocate for Themselves
                • Resolution Promoting the Responsible Use of Social Media in the Classroom
                • Resolution on the Prevention of Teen Dating Violence (HB 19)
                • Resolution in Support for Quality Diversity Training for Teachers and Administrators
                • Resolution Recommending the Inclusion of Enumeration in School Anti-Bullying Policies

                Constitutional Amendments

                Education Issues Committee

                • Ohio Accountability Advisory Committee
                • Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
                • Third Grade Reading Guarantee: Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plans — Legislative Requirements
                • Value Added (VA) as a Prescribed Percentage of the Student Growth Measure (SGM) in Teacher Evaluations

                Legislative and School Finance Committee

                • Preschool Education
                • School Funding
                • Expanding Medicaid

                PSRP & School Healthcare Providers Committee

                • The Role of Volunteers in Our Public Schools to Support and Supplement the Work of Paraprofessionals and School Support Staff
                • The Role of the PSRPs in the Common Core State Standards Process
                • Ray Peck Scholarship
                • Oft Bill Pasztor Summer ULI Funding
                • Appreciation for Election 2012 Efforts

                Resolutions from our 2012 OFT Convention

                Civil Rights Committee

                • Bullying Free Environment Requires Stronger Policies (Sub. HB 116), Active Enforcement, Open Discussion
                • Stronger and Deeper Community Engagement Is Necessary for the Union to Make a Difference in Ohio
                • Ethnic Intimidation: Law Should Expand to Prohibit Such Treatment of Persons with Disabilities
                • Racial Profiling Must Be Eliminated
                • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Document Used in Schools to Teach and Support Student and Human Rights
                • Voter Suppression: Fair Elections Require Open Access to Voting

                Constitutional Amendments

                Education Issues Committee

                • Resolution on Digital Learning
                • Resolution on State Teacher Value-Added Reports
                • Resolution on Licensure Retesting
                • Assessment of Special Education Students
                • Professional Compensation
                • Early Childhood
                • Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

                Higher Education Committee

                • Senate Bill 82
                • House Bill 296

                Legislative and School Finance Committee

                • Opposing Tax Credit Vouchers
                • Cleveland Mayoral Education Plan

                PSRP & School Healthcare Providers Committee

                • Exemption from Public Records
                • Student-To-School Nurse Ratio Improvement

                Publicity and Services

                • Ray Peck Scholarship
                • Ohio Summer ULI Funding
                • Appreciation for Issue 2 Efforts

                Retirement Committee

                • Resolution to Oppose the Shift in Pension Contributions from 14%-10% to 12%-12%
                • Resolution to Expedite Pension Reform Legislation
                • Resolution on Adverse Selection

                Resolutions from our 2011 OFT Convention

                Civil Rights Committee

                • Individualized Instruction to Raise Student Achievement
                • Race to the Top Implications for Alternate Assessments
                • Race to the Top Funding Stream
                • Professional Development Needs of the Teaching Professional When Dealing with the Various Forms of Bullying Acts in Public Schools
                • Race to the Top Implications for Students. Parents. Teachers and Community

                Education Issues Committee

                • Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
                • Resolution in Support of HB 1, “The Education Opportunity Act”
                • Resolution on Race to the Top: Teacher Evaluation
                • Resolution on School Improvement Grants
                • Resolution on Race to the Top: Helping Locals Network

                Higher Education Committee

                • Strengthening Accountability for For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education
                • Preparing Students and Workers for Good Jobs and Rewarding Public and Private Sector Careers in a Green Economy
                • Improvement and Expansion of Career and Technical Education Programs
                • Support Free Access to a National Library of Digitized Resources

                Legislative and School Finance Committee

                • Community Engagement
                • Ohio One Now Coalition

                PSRP & School Healthcare Providers Committee

                • Adult Workplace Bullying
                • School Lunches
                • Indoor Air Quality

                Publicity and Services

                • Ohio Summer ULI Funding
                • Ray Peck Scholarship

                Retirement Committee

                • In Support of Quality, Affordable Healthcare
                • Resolution Opposing Consolidation of Five State Pensions
                • Resolution to Oppose the Release of Information to the Public Regarding Retired Members of Ohio’s Public Pension Systems
                • Oppose Linking of Age and Years of Service for Retirement Eligibility

                Resolutions from our 2010 OFT Convention

                Civil Rights Committee

                • Resolution Homeless Public School Children and Youth
                • Resolution on Opposing Unreasonable and/or Extreme “Zero Tolerance” Policies
                • Resolution on Ohio Students Learn 21st Century Skills
                • Resolution on Ohio’s Schools, Families, and Communities Working Together to Close the Achievement Gap

                Constitutional Amendments

                • Resolution on Race to the Top
                • Resolution on Teachers on the Model Curricula Committee
                • Resolution on the Operating Standards from the Governor’s Educational Reform Plan
                • Resolution on House Bill 1
                • Resolution on Ohio’s New Licensure Requirements
                • Resolution on Tying Teacher Licensure Renewal to Student Assessment Scores

                Higher Education Committee

                • Resolution on AFT Faculty and College Excellence Campaign
                • Resolution on AFT Standards of Good Practice in the Employment of Part-Time Adjunct Faculty

                Legislative and School Finance Committee

                • Environmental Resolution
                • Resolution on Childhood Obesity
                • Health Reform Must Continue
                • Resolution on Reporting of Workplace Violence

                PSRP & School Healthcare Providers Committee

                • Resolution on Motor Coach Enhanced Safety
                • Resolution on Recognition of National Board Certification for School Nurses
                • Resolution on Taxing of “Cadillac” Health Care Plans
                • Resolution on Infectious and Contagious Diseases

                Retirement Committee

                • Resolution on Defined Benefit Plans
                • Resolution on Other Options for STRS Contingency Planning