January MTEA Meeting Agenda

Miami Trace Education Association Meeting – General Membership

Wednesday January 15, 2014, at MTES room 105

v  Call to order and Roll Call –

Pres. ___ Cindy Larvie       Vice Pres. ___ Melissa Steele

Treas. ___ Jeff Sagar                         Sec. ___ Phil McNamara

Building Reps for 2013 – 2014

K ___ Staci Hamilton                                        1 ___ Jennifer Pitstick

2 ___ Courtney Rapp                                       3 ___ Megan Anderson / Jackie Trimble

5 ___ Amy Ford                                                Specials ___ Krissy Cooper

v  Secretary’s Report – Minutes – will be sent out electronically

v  Treasurer’s Report

v  Business

 

 

  • Welcome Amy Streitenberger – new K Intervention Specialist & MTEA member

 

  • OEA and Central OEA information – www.centraloeanea.org /  www.ohea.org
    • FCPE {Fund for Children in Public Education} drive – Phil McNamara is the FCPE chair
    • Area 4 meeting on Feb. 18 in Circleville – JR Hooks and then on April 22
    • Winter Leadership Conference March 7 (evening) & March 8 (day) in Dublin
  • Monday March 3, 2014 – Dinner meeting 4:30pm
    • MTES Cafeteria
    • The Willow can cater
    • Child care
    • Invites:   Central OEA – Kevin Griffin {VP and FCPE}, Adrienne Bowden {Pres.}

OEA – Scott DiMauro {OEA VP}

  • Purpose of dinner meeting – Plan
  • Incentives
  • Concerns

 

  • Next meeting Wednesday February 12, 2014,  at 4:15pm at MTES room 105

December Agenda

Miami Trace Education Association Meeting – General Membership

Wednesday December 11, 2013, at MTES room 105

v  Call to order and Roll Call –

Pres. ___ Cindy Larvie

Vice Pres. ___ Melissa Steele

Treas. ___ Jeff Sagar

Sec. ___ Phil McNamara

Building Reps for 2013 – 2014

K ___ Staci Hamilton                     1 ___ Jennifer Pitstick

2 ___ Courtney Rapp                      3 ___ Megan Anderson / Jackie Trimble

5 ___ Amy Ford                             Specials ___ Krissy Cooper

v  Secretary’s Report – Minutes – will be sent out electronically

v  Treasurer’s Report

v  Business

 

 

  • Victory for Educators in Ohio Senate!  Legislation (SB 229) that Would Lower the Academic Growth Factor on Teacher Evaluations Passes Full Senate Unanimously (33-0)  read page 2

 

  • OEA and Central OEA information – www.centraloeanea.org /  www.ohea.org
    • FCPE {Fund for Children in Public Education} drive – Phil McNamara is the FCPE chair
    • MTEA was awarded a Central OEA Growth and Development Grant for $1425
      • Insurance updates/FCPE Drive/ How is the year going? Dinner Meeting
      • Incentives, food, refreshments
  • Monday March 3, 2014 – Dinner meeting
    • MTES Cafeteria
    • The Willow can cater
    • Child care
    • Invites?  Central OEA – Kevin Griffin {VP and FCPE}, any other officers
    • Purpose of dinner meeting – Plan
    • Incentives

 

  • Concerns

 

  • Next meeting Wednesday January 15, 2014,  at 4:15pm at MTES room 105

 

  • December 6, 2013

Victory for Educators in Ohio Senate!  Legislation (SB 229) that Would Lower the Academic Growth Factor on Teacher Evaluations Passes Full Senate Unanimously (33-0)

The Ohio Senate unanimously passed SB 229 (R-Gardner) by a vote of 33-0 on December 4, 2013. The bill would help make Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers more effective, fair and efficient by reducing the academic growth factor on evaluations to 35% from the current 50%. Further, the bill would provide school districts with more flexibility regarding the frequency of evaluations for highly rated teachers (“Accomplished” and “Skilled”).  In addition to chief sponsor Sen. Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green), the bill has 27 bi-partisan co-sponsors, including the entire Senate Education Committee.
The OEA strongly supports SB 229 as part of ongoing efforts to make progress on addressing various concerns with Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System (OTES).  OEA Vice President Scott DiMauro provided proponent testimony before the Senate Education Committee on November 19, 2013, which was well received by the Committee.  OEA Advocates for Children and Education (ACEs) have also been contacting their state senators, requesting support for this legislation.  The OEA will now be advocating for passage of SB 229 in the Ohio House, where similar proposals have faced opposition in the past.

 

Below are two of the major provisions in SB 229:
Academic growth factor:  Lowers the academic growth factor percentage required on teacher evaluations to 35% from the current 50%.  A school district may attribute up to an additional fifteen percent to the academic growth factor, or may instead attribute that additional percentage to formal observations and reviews, student surveys or any other factors.  This local option to add an additional percentage and the factors included are permissive and subject to collective bargaining.  If an additional percentage is included, there is no requirement that it contain student growth measures.

 
Frequency of evaluations:  Authorizes local school boards to reduce the frequency of evaluations required for teachers who receive an evaluation rating of “Accomplished” or “Skilled” (the top two ratings).  Unless a school board reduces the frequency of evaluations as outlined below, these teachers will continue to receive annual evaluations.

  • A school board may evaluate each      teacher rated “Accomplished” on the teacher’s most recent evaluation once      every three school years, instead of annually.
  • A school board may evaluate each      teacher rated “Skilled” on the teacher’s most recent evaluation once every      two years, instead of annually.
  • In any year that a teacher is not      formally evaluated as a result of receiving a rating of “Accomplished” or      “Skilled” on the teacher’s most recent evaluation, a qualified evaluator shall      conduct at least one observation of the teacher and hold at least one      conference with the teacher. The board may also require other methods of      review.

OEA Talking Points on SB 229:

  • SB 229 would help make Ohio’s new system      for evaluating teachers more effective, fair and efficient. The OEA      supports SB 229 as part of ongoing efforts to make progress on addressing      various concerns with Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System (OTES).
  • Lowering the academic growth factor on      teacher evaluations to 35% from 50% will make evaluations more fair and      better reflect the fact that student growth measures based on tests,      including value-added, were never designed to be valid and reliable for      high stakes decisions like teacher evaluation.
  • More flexibility for school districts in      determining the frequency of evaluations for highly rated teachers will      help schools focus the limited time and resources of evaluators on      teachers that are new to the profession and teachers that need to raise      their evaluation ratings.

MTEA November Meeting Agenda

Miami Trace Education Association Meeting – General Membership

Wednesday November 20, 2013, at MTES room 105

v  Call to order and Roll Call –   Pres. ___ Cindy Larvie     Vice Pres. ___ Melissa Steele

Treas. ___ Jeff Sagar                         Sec. ___ Phil McNamara

Building Reps for 2013 – 2014

K ___ Staci Hamilton                 1 ___ Jennifer Pitstick

2 ___ Courtney Rapp                    3 ___ Megan Anderson / Jackie Trimble

5 ___ Amy Ford                         Specials ___ Krissy Cooper

v  Secretary’s Report – Minutes – will be sent out electronically

v  Treasurer’s Report

v  Business

  • Negotiated Agreement sent out by email and on MT intranet  Please read.
    • Article 8.09 Evaluation and rubric in the exhibits

 

 

  • MOU – Teacher coverage beyond the Work Day” – members approved Nov. 15, 2013

 

  • OEA and Central OEA information – www.centraloeanea.org /  www.ohea.org
    • FCPE {Fund for Children in Public Education} drive – Phil McNamara is the FCPE chair
    • Sterling Service Council meeting report
    • MTEA was awarded a Central OEA Growth and Development Grant for $1425
      • Insurance updates/FCPE Drive/ How is the year going? Dinner Meeting
      • Incentives, food, refreshments

Central Advocates for Children and Education,

Legislation lowering academic growth factors on teacher evaluations is scheduled for its first hearing.

Contact legislators and urge them to support SB 229.

SB 229 proposes the following changes to Ohio’s teacher evaluation system (OTES):

*Academic growth factor:  Lowers the academic growth factor percentage required on teacher evaluations to 35% from the current 50%.  A school district may attribute an additional percentage to the academic growth factor not to exceed fifteen percent of an evaluation.  The academic growth factor under the OTES is based on value-added and/or other student growth measures, depending on the subjects and grades in a teacher’s course load.

*Frequency of evaluations: Authorizes local school boards to reduce the frequency of evaluations required for teachers who receive an evaluation rating of “Skilled” or “Accomplished” (the top two ratings).

**A school board may evaluate each teacher rated “Accomplished” on the teacher’s most recent evaluation once every three school years.  Currently, a board may elect to evaluate an “Accomplished” teacher once every two years, instead of annually.

**A school board may evaluate each teacher rated “Skilled” on the teacher’s most recent evaluation once every two years.  Currently, a board is required to conduct annual evaluations for teachers rated “Skilled.”

 

Senate Bill 229 would help make Ohio’s new system for evaluating teachers more effective, fair and efficient.  The OEA supports SB 229 as part of ongoing efforts to make progress on addressing various concerns with Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). 

 

We are asking that you contact legislators and urge them to support SB229. It’s quick and easy to do. Just click this link, compose your message and send.

 

 

Thanks for all you do!

 

  • Concerns

 

  • Next meeting Wednesday December 11, 2013, at 4:15pm at MTES room 105

 

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2013 MTEA Agenda

Miami Trace Education Association Meeting – General Membership

Wednesday September 16, 2013, at MTES room 105

  Call to order and Roll Call –   Pres. ___ Cindy Larvie             Vice Pres. ___ Melissa Steele

Treas. ___ Jeff Sagar                        Sec. ___ Phil McNamara

Building Reps for 2013 – 2014 (Who will serve your grade level?) – Reps needed please volunteer

K ___ Staci Hamilton                                        1 ___ Jennifer Pitstick

2 ___ Courtney Rapp                                       3 ___ Megan Anderson / Jackie Trimble

4 ___ ____________                       5 ___ Amy Ford              Specials ___ Krissy Cooper

6 – 8 ___ ______                      9 – 12 ___ Ryan Barnard and ________

Secretary’s Report – Minutes – will be sent out electronically

Treasurer’s Report

Business

  • Negotiated Agreement sent out by email and on MT intranet  Please read.
    • Article 8.09 Evaluation and rubric in the exhibits

 

  • MTEA website   http://miamitraceea.ohea.us/blog/ –  
  • MTEA Evaluation Committee
    • SLOs are being written and approved
  • OEA and Central OEA information – www.centraloeanea.org /  www.ohea.org
    • FCPE {Fund for Children in Public Education} drive – Phil McNamara is the FCPE chair
    • Central OEA Area 4 meetings in Circleville on Feb. 18, & April 22
    • OEA Local Presidents’ meeting at OEA in Columbus Oct. 1 Jeff attended/report
    • Central Day Friday Oct. 18 – check Central OEA website for details
    • MTEA applied for a Central OEA Growth and Development Grant

 

  • OEA Rep Assembly Delegates Election Results
    • Melissa Steele is the Nominations/Election Chair

Election Results: Cindy Larvie  98, Jeff Sagar   97,  Brandi Green   1

 

  • Dollar for a Scholar – update

 

  • Concerns

 

  • Next meeting Wednesday November 20, 2013, at 4:15pm

at MTES room 105

 

 

MTEA Ratification Vote

We have a tentative agreement.

Ratification meeting, Monday, June 24 in Mrs. Ellen Businger’s room from 4-7pm.

Food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact your MTEA Rep.

 

2013 MTEA Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 MTEA Scholarship Winners

Andrea Gustin and Blake Pitstick

 

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Congratulations to Mrs. Ellen Businger- Master Teacher

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Mrs. Businger- Master Teacher

Congratulations to our 2013 MTEA Retirees

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Sue Swigert, Peggy Duvall, Emily King, Mary Paisley,

Kathy Ginn, Cassandra Furlong, Jo Anderson, Cindi Grover

Outstanding!!!!! Once Again, Marie!!!!!

Marie has now added MASTER TEACHER to her

Outstanding Educator Award -

Way to go Marie!!!!!!

 We are proud you are a part of our team!

Outstanding Educator Award Winner for Hopewell region 14

Purpose of Award

To honor educators who have made outstanding contributions by

improving access to and progress in the general curriculum

(i.e. Ohio’s academic content standards) for children

and youth with disabilities in the Region 14/Hopewell Center Region.

 

Recognition Ceremony on April 26, 2012

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New MTEA Master Teacher

Way to go Marie Hatert!

Marie has now been added to the growing list of MTEA Master teachers.

The list includes; Kathy Ginn, Joyce Wolfe and now Marie Hatert!

New MTEA Master Teacher