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OFT Update - Legislative issues 2.10.17

State budget detail illuminates true school funding deficit

District-by-district detail of changes in school funding in the proposed state budget show that most schools will receive less money or the same amount at a time when schools across Ohio desperately need increased resources to meet student needs. OFT is seriously concerned that what is being described as a $200 million increase for schools is actually a $277 million cut when all funds to schools - such as changes to the Tangible Personal Property tax - are considered. 

OFT Update - Professional issues 12.6.16

Later deadlines offer Ohio greater opportunity to improve education via ESSA - the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The work of OFT members earns awards for schools, district.

OFT Update - Professional issues 7.29.16

OFT locals win grant money. The voices of OFT members are needed at stakeholder meetings on ESSA - find a meeting near you so you can tell ODE what changes would improve education.