Dygert Presents Testimony; Amendment Added

SCOPE Legislative Liaison and Executive Board member Todd Dygert (Education Specialist at Pickaway Correctional Institution) recently presented testimony to both the Ohio House and Senate Finance sub-committees regarding House Bill 59 (budget bill).

Dygert’s legislative testimony, as well his amendment request added to House Bill 59, can be viewed here. (Amendment is the last page of the linked document.)

Thank you, Todd, for your hard work on behalf of SCOPE!

SCOPE Day 2013

SCOPE Day 2013 will be held at Marion-Harding High School on Wednesday, June 12th. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with opening remarks starting at 9:00 a.m. Registration is FREE for dues-paying members. (Non-dues-paying members or exempt staff can attend the event for $10 to cover the cost of food.)

Many speakers have been lined up for this event, including Reggie Barnes, who will discuss his time as superintendent of one of the poorest school districts in the United States. Mr. Barnes was featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary “LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton” in 2001.

Other SCOPE Day sessions will feature topics such as: the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), new English curriculum requirements, what the State Library can do for you, and MORE! (Full agenda will be posted here as soon as it’s finalized.)

If you are interested in attending SCOPE Day 2013, please let your site representative know by Friday, May 17th so that he/she can communicate an accurate head count to the SCOPE Executive Board, which in turn assures that enough food is purchased for lunch.

Hope to see you there!