Date(s) - 12/04/2019
5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Holiday Inn Cleveland South

The State of Ohio’s Schools: OEA Perspective on Issues Facing Educators in the Classroom, at the Bargaining Table, and in the Legislature

OEA represents more than 121,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals who work throughout Ohio in its schools, colleges, and universities.

OEA President DiMauro recently called for “a non-punitive school improvement framework that depends on local control and stakeholder buy-in, acknowledges the time needed for meaningful improvement, and recognizes the need for flexibility in ensuring that each community’s improvement plan reflects the unique needs of that community.”

OEA has recently been voicing their objections to state takeovers, stating that “any successful legislation will reflect a recognition that state takeovers are an inherently ineffective and inefficient policy model for collaborative school improvement.”

OEA recommended that three changes be made in Ohio legislation:

  1. Return local control to school districts and communities currently under the control of an Academic Distress Commission before the 2020-2021 school year.
  2. Return collective bargaining rights taken away under the current state takeover law (HB 70; 131st).
  3. Increase and strengthen teacher membership on the proposed state-level School Transformation Board (STB) and the district-level School Improvement Committee (similar to the current ADC).


Scott Di Mauro, President OEA (7/2022 term)

Scott Di Mauro

A high school social studies teacher from Worthington, DiMauro is currently serving his first term as president-elect having served as OEA Vice President from 2013-2019.

He chose to become a teacher in order to give students the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need to be successful citizens in our democratic society. It was only natural, then, that he chose to become actively involved in his local union in order to advocate for his students, fellow educators, and a vibrant system of public education.

Prior to becoming a full-time OEA officer, Scott served for nine years as President of Central OEA/NEA, and has experience as president of his local, a member of his local bargaining team, chairperson of Central’s leadership and professional development programs, as well as political action coordinator. He also led the NEA Legislative Committee for three years.


5:30 pm – Cocktail Hour (each paid admission includes a drink ticket)
6:30 pm – Dinner and Dessert
7:15 pm – Speakers and Q & A
8:15 pm – Adjournment

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