Posts tagged Columbus Education Association

    Tentative deal reached to end Columbus teachers strike: Here’s what you need to know

    August 25, 2022 // Union leadership have said its members plan to meet this weekend and their bargaining team will recommend ratification. Should union members vote to ratify the deal, the strike, which entered its third day Wednesday, would end and in-person classes would resume Monday. The Columbus Board of Education would then vote on the agreement following the union's ratification. Columbus Board of Education's Neighborhood School Development Partnership committee,

    Why teachers in Ohio’s largest school district voted to go on strike

    August 24, 2022 // The showdown is the latest in years of tensions across the nation between teachers who argue they are underpaid and underappreciated, particularly after navigating the coronavirus pandemic, and school systems that say they are strapped for cash. In Columbus, teachers say they want guarantees of smaller class sizes, full-time art, music and physical education teachers in elementary schools and a cap on the number of class periods throughout the school day.

    Ohio teachers union on strike days before school starts

    August 23, 2022 // Columbus teachers negotiated 22 times with the school district over five months before deciding to strike, WCMH reported. The Columbus Education Association, which oversees Ohio's largest school district, filed a notice to strike earlier this month if an agreement could not be produced. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther on Sunday evening urged both the Columbus Education Association and the school district to return to negotiations. "More than anything, the pandemic has made clear the importance of having kids in the classroom," he wrote. Becky Pringle

    Columbus teachers’ union votes to authorize 10-day strike notice| What we know

    August 9, 2022 // The union is asking for smaller class sizes; full-time art, music and physical education teachers; functioning heating and cooling systems in schools; more planning time for teachers; a cap on the number of class periods in the day; and "other working conditions that recruit and retain the best educators for out students."

    Columbus teachers union threaten 10-day strike amid contract negotiations

    July 29, 2022 // The CEA has called a meeting of its general membership on Aug. 4. If the board refuses to schedule negotiation dates in August, membership will vote to recommend authorization of the issuance of a 10-day strike notice. Jessica O'Donnell, a CCS parent said tax breaks for developers are also an issue. "That's money that should be going toward the schools is giving developers write-offs or reasons to come to Columbus. which isn't putting money toward our schools, and if they were, maybe my kid would have heat during the winter or not be sitting in a classroom that's 105," she said. Columbus City Schools, Regina Fuentes, John Coneglio, federal ESSER funds to update HVAC systems,