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<br /> OhioSchools<br /> APRIL 2016<br /> A PUBLICATION OF THE OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION<br /> Jason Buydos, Director of the<br /> Louisville Library, Karl Brendle,<br /> President of USW Local 1046,<br /> and Kory Swope, President<br /> of the Louisville EA, work<br /> together for the benefit of<br /> their community.<br /> Strong schools,<br /> strong communities<br /> Promoting solidarity, service and coordination,<br /> the Louisville Education Association has built<br /> relationships to support both community and schools. p14<br /> We focus on you,<br /> so you can focus on them.<br /> It’s California Casualty’s policy to do more for the people<br /> who give more. That’s why we are the only Auto and Home<br /> insurance provider to earn the trust and endorsement of<br /> NEA. Take advantage of the combined buying power of over<br /> 3 million fellow members and get your quote today.<b<a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=1"> OhioSchools </a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=2"> We focus on you, so you can focus on them. </a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=3"> COVER STORY 14 Strong schools, stron</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=4"> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Working for the common good</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=5"> NOTEBOOK OEA applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=6"> Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6 and N</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=7"> EXTRA CREDIT Join in celebrating poetry’s vital p</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=8"> Enter the first annual Paradigm Challenge Project</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=9">  Home, Auto, and Student Loans  Savings and I</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=10"> MAKING THE GRADE Debra McDonald </a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=11"> ORGANIZING Medina City Schools psychologists vote</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=12"> OEA ON THE WEB</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=13"> FEATURE OEA members renew </a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=14"> Members discussed bargaining issues during a brea</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=15"> In his keynote address, Nick Faber, a veteran tea</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=16"> COVER STORY Strong schools, strong communities</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=17"> LEA’s activities were driven both by concer</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=18"> CREATING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS In addition</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=19"> MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY Educators, families an</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=20"> I can’t stand to be hungry. It makes me less able</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=21"> Worthington Hills set a goal of filling 1,000 Bud</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=22"> RETIREMENT SYSTEMS OEA endorses Tim Myers for re</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=23"> As a member and former chair of the STRS Retireme</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=24"> OEA seeks applicants for 2016-2017 Retirement Sys</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=25"> ASSOCIATION OEA Spring 2016 Representative Assemb</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=26"> Kim Richards (Cardinal EA) Candidate for NEA Dire</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=27"> Angela L. Stewart (Newcomerstown TA) Candidate fo</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=28"> OEA Board of Directors Electoral Unit Seat Candid</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=29"> Proposed Amendments to the OEA CONSTITUTION AND B</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=30"> OEA Board of Directors actions At its meeting hel</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=31"> A special offer for OEA members: $100 Cash Reward</a> <a title="April 2016 Ohio Schools page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/150760a2?page=32"> ATTENTION POSTMASTER: PLEASE DELIVER NO LATER THA</a>