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Resolutions from our 2022 OFT Convention

    Education Issues Committee

    Higher Education Committee

    Human Rights Committee

    Retirement Committee

    Special resolutions -- September 20, 2021

    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