OAPSE Monitoring Gov. DeWine’s School Bus Safety Working Group

As OAPSE members are aware, there was a fatal crash involving a school bus three weeks ago. Since then, school bus safety has been a major topic for Governor DeWine and officials across the state. Governor DeWine has since created the Ohio School Bus Safety Working Group, a 13-member group tasked with examining school transportation […]

Federal Student Loan Payments Restart in October

As many of you know, most federal student loan borrowers have had their payments paused since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency. This student loan relief has come to an end and will not be extended. The accrual of interest on federal student loans resumed on September 1, 2023, and loan payments will become […]

OAPSE Rallies to Staff the Front Lines

Hundreds of OAPSE, Council 8 and OCSEA members rallied last week to bring attention to the thousands of vacancies across local and state government and schools. Check out the coverage of the event below! And urge your friends, neighbors and family to apply! ‘A career with purpose and freedom,’ Columbus rally recruits public service workers […]

Fran Simmons Keeps Students Safe and Secure

Local 581 leader Fran Simmons heads back to school next week with the students at Fort Hayes in Columbus City Schools. A safety and security officer with the largest school district in Ohio, Fran was spotlighted on Daytime Columbus for her work to keep students safe and all the “above and beyond” work she does […]

Thanks, OAPSE members, for turning out to vote NO and defeating Issue 1 by 14 points! Great win for democracy and to keep one person/one vote in Ohio. Thanks for all the door knocking, phone calls and one-on-one conversations you had about the importance of defeating Issue 1.