Friday, August 23, 2019

Name Change / Everything Else Is The Same


This space has been called the "The Ohio PTA Membership Blog" since January 2016. Effective today, it is the new official online home for "The Ohio PTA Voice." Look for advocacy updates, membership news, HWS information, Reflections updates, board news and so much more!

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

FREE Training Opportunity

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📣📣FREE TRAINING 📣📣 BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED 
https://tinyurl.com/district17training ANY PTA MEMBER CAN ATTEND❗️ 

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ohio's Move Over Law

Did you know that Ohio’s Move Over Law was expanded to include any type of vehicle with flashing lights on the side of the road?  Did you also know that you could be cited and fined if you do not comply?  See the information below provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).  A link is also provided at the bottom of this message.  Drive Safely!
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Ohio’s Move Over Law requires motorists to cautiously shift over one lane — or slow down if changing lanes is not possible — when passing any vehicle with flashing lights on the side of a road. Its purpose is to protect everyone who works on our roads and everyone who travels on them. Browse this page to learn more.
Why Move Over?

Because across the nation,
in roadside accidents... 
 
Move Over for Safety.
Every Worker,
Every Time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Move Over Law?
Ohio's Move Over Law is designed to protect the lives of everyone who works on or uses our roadways. The law requires all drivers to move over one lane passing by any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside.

The original law took effect in 1999 to reduce risk to law-enforcement officers and emergency responders. It was expanded in December 2013 to apply to every stationary vehicle with flashing lights, including road construction, maintenance and utility crews.
 What if I can't move over?
The law recognizes that sometimes it is not safe or possible to move over because of traffic or weather conditions or because a second lane does not exist. In those situations, slow down and proceed with caution. Watch for people or objects that could enter your travel lane, and be prepared to stop.
How does the Move Over law differ from yielding the right of way to emergency vehicles?
Yielding the right of way to an emergency responder requires you as a driver to pull to the right-hand side of the road and stop when a law-enforcement officer, fire truck, ambulance or other emergency vehicle approaches using a siren, lights, or other warning devices. You must wait until the emergency responder(s) has passed by before you can resume driving.
How serious is the problem?
Across the nation, hundreds of people are killed or injured every year when they're struck by a vehicle after pulling over to the side of the road or highway. On average, these "struck-by" crashes kill one tow-truck driver every six days; 23 highway workers and one law-enforcement officer every month; and five firefighters every year. Tragically, stranded motorists are also struck and killed.
Can I be cited for failing to comply with the Move Over law?
Yes, and the issue is so serious that fines are doubled. Violators are fined 2 x $150 for the first violation (a minor misdemeanor), 2 x $250 for the same violation within a year of the first, and 2 x $500 for more than two violations in a year.
What types of roadways does the law apply to?
Ohio’s Move Over law applies to all interstates and state highways. It can be enforced by any law-enforcement officer, including state highway patrol officers, local police, and county sheriff's deputies.






Tuesday, August 13, 2019

TAKE ACTION!

Dear Advocate, 

The gun violence epidemic continues to plague our nation’s communities, children and families. More must be done immediately to protect our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Time is of the essence and we ask that you send a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to enact sensible gun safety and violence prevention policies that will help keep children safe and sound.

All you need to do is click on the “Take Action” button below to send a letter to your Member of Congress. Thank you for your continued support to protect all children from gun violence.

National PTA is committed to federal efforts to protect children and youth from gun violence and believes Congress must enact legislation that will help prevent future tragedies from occurring while preserving the lawful use of firearms for sport and personal protection.

Thank you,

National PTA








Friday, August 9, 2019

2019-21 National PTA Schools of Excellence - Ohio Units

CONGRATULATIONS to the following local units who have been designated as 2019-21 National PTA Schools of Excellence!
Berea-Midpark High School PTSA (Berea)
Berea-Midpark Middle School PTA (Middleburg Heights)
Big Creek Elementary School PTA (Middleburg Heights)
Birch Elementary PTA (North Olmsted)
Brook Park Memorial PTA (Brook Park)
Brookview Elementary PTA (Brook Park)
Cheviot PTA (Cincinnati)
Forest PTA (North Olmsted)
Fort Island Primary PTA (Fairlawn)
Green Valley Elementary PTA (Parma)
Grindstone Elementary PTA (Berea)
Hillside Middle School PTA (Seven Hills)
Parma Senior High School PTSA (Parma)
Pleasant Valley Elementary PTA (Parma)
Roxboro Elementary PTA (Cleveland Heights)
Strongsville Early Learning PTA (Strongsville)
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PTA TAKE ACTION ALERT!

 
The gun violence epidemic continues to plague our nation’s communities, children and families. More must be done immediately to protect our nation’s most vulnerable populations. Time is of the essence and we ask that you send a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to enact sensible gun safety and violence prevention policies that will help keep children safe and sound.
 
Sending a letter is easy and only takes a minute or two! All you need to do is CLICK HERE to send a letter to your Members of Congress. Once you enter your information into the system, a pre-written, editable letter will come up, ready to send to the appropriate Members of Congress with the click of a mouse.


National PTA is committed to federal efforts to protect children and youth from gun violence and believes Congress must enact legislation that will help prevent future tragedies from occurring while preserving the lawful use of firearms for sport and personal protection. 

Thank you for taking the time to take action by contacting your Members of Congress, and please also take a moment to share this action alert in your schools and communities via the links below. We appreciate your continued support to protect all children from gun violence!


Sincerely,

Ohio PTA Director of Advocacy




Monday, August 5, 2019

Job & Resource Fair August 19, 2019


 Our 3rd Annual Community Job & Resource Fair will take place on
 Monday, August 19th from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at Tri C's Jerry Sue Thornton Centerlocated at 2500 East 22nd Street, Cleveland.
The event is free and open to the public. We will host over 40+ employers/community resource agencies on the day. Please consider sharing the flyer with your networks, family/friends, and on your social media platforms.
Thanks for your support

Matthew Anderson | Job Development Specialist
The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland

Workforce Development
1801 Superior Avenue, Suite 400
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-651-5188 | Fax: 216-357-2625
Email: MAnderson@ceogc.org
Website: www.ceogc.org




Sunday, August 4, 2019

Encourage Congress to Increase Federal CCDBG Funding

Encourage Congress to Increase Federal CCDBG Funding
Federal funds play a critical role in supporting early learning in Ohio--about 20% of Ohio's child care funding comes from the federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Congress is currently considering an increase to that fund, which could significantly benefit Ohio's littlest learners. 

We encourage you to elevate the importance of federal investments in early learning with your US Representative (look up your representative here) and Senators Brown and Portman by sending a letter expressing your support for increased CCDBG funding.  Simply download our letter template, fill in the highlighted fields, and drop it in the mail!
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