Free Higher Education

We are happy to announce an amazing benefit for OEA members and their families. Free higher education!!!! Get your associate’s degree from Eastern Gateway Community College and new this year, your bachelor’s degree from Central State University. What an amazing member benefit!!!! Click on the link below for more information.


2019 Back to School Rally

ECEA’s make-it, take-it activity at the annual back to school rally. Students and parents got to make stress balls. We also had other goodies to pass out. Even some of our new teachers joined in the fun and sat in the dunk tank. What good sports. We love EC. Thanks to all ECEA members who helped at the event.


LPDC forms are now online!

Local Professional Development Committee forms are now ONLINE at the ECCS website. 

You WILL be able to fill out the form online and then print a copy for the committee and print a copy for your records.  You will NOT be able to save the form to the computer or an external source.  The forms are watermarked with the color-coding system originally established.  You may print the forms on white paper.

 Please adhere to all guidelines set forth in the LPDC Policy and Procedure manual for all other directives.

 The committee meets the second Thursday of every month, except July.  Plan ahead – forms are due two weeks prior to each meeting.

 All Individual Professional Development Plans are to be approved TWO years prior to your license renewal.  All courses should be pre-approved by the committee, but all courses MUST be pre-approved for tuition reimbursement.  See ECEA contractual language.

 Adhere to the guidelines for background checks.  Check the ODE website for details.

Letters to the Editor

Now is the time to send letters to the editors of local newspapers.
Here is a link to letter-writing tips:
You can submit letters to the Plain Dealer here:
Please send letters to your local weekly papers and other publications.  It’s always best to submit a letter online and to send a hard copy in the mail.