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Negotiations Update


The Ottawa-Glandorf Local School District ("District") Board of Education ("Board") and Administration values its employees with the highest regard possible. To that end, the Board and Administration believe the teachers deserve to be compensated fairly, but any compensation package must take into account the financial status of the district, so that it remains responsible to the taxpayers and the community.

The Board and its Administration believe it is necessary to provide the community with facts in response to comments made by the Ottawa-Glandorf Classroom Teachers Association ("OGCTA") leadership in the Putnam County Sentinel and The Lima News over the past few months, and to answer questions the public may have about the Negotiated Agreement currently in effect between the Board and the OGCTA.

• The District's teachers are not working without a contract. Under Ohio law, the terms of the Negotiated Agreement continue after expiration until a new agreement is reached. As a result, many of the District's teachers have continued to receive pay increases due to the built-in index increases which are a part of the current Negotiated Agreement's salary schedule. These increases in pay are in addition to the base pay raise the Board is currently negotiating with the OGCTA.

• The District will be placing a copy of the current salary schedule on its website.

• In the Putnam County Sentinel and The Lima News, OGCTA Representatives asked the public to believe that the current stall in negotiations is not about money. The Board appreciates knowing that the Board's offer to the OGCTA is acceptable and looks forward to concentrating on the language issues that need to be agreed upon when the parties meet again.

• Collective bargaining between the Board and the OGCTA is under the jurisdiction of a Federal Mediator. The Board cannot compel the OGCTA to come to the bargaining table, and instead must rely on the OGCTA to cooperate with the Federal Mediator in scheduling dates to bargain. Following the September 17, 2019 negotiations, the Board offered three dates of October 7, 14, and 16 to meet with the OGCTA and the Federal Mediator again. Those dates were rejected by the OGCTA, and the Board was not offered alternative dates. The Board will attend any mediation session scheduled by the Federal Mediator and will continue bargaining in good faith. The Board hopes that the Association will do the same.

• The Board is proud of its long history of providing equal salary/benefit increases to all of the District's employees, including teachers, non-teachers, and the Administration. It is a fact that the District's Administrators pay the same amount of insurance premiums as the teaching staff.

• Under the current Negotiated Agreement, most teachers continue to receive annual increases in their salaries based on their years of experience, and/or educational attainment. For example, during the 2018-2019 school year, a teacher with one year of experience who held a bachelor's degree and had completed 150 semester hours towards a master's degree, earned a salary of $36,796.00. That teacher completed her master's degree over the summer. As such, she would receive a salary of $40,692.00 during the 2019-2020 school under the current Negotiated Agreement. That amounts to a base salary increase of approximately 9.5% over the course of one year. Increases like that far outpace the cost of living, and generously reward individual investment in education and loyalty to the District. Any changes to the salary schedule achieved through negotiations will be in addition to the already competitive wages the District offers.

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Financial Information

Regarding our ongoing teacher negotiations.  While the Board and administration would like to share additional details on current negotiations, because of an unfair labor practice filed by the teachers' union we are refraining from doing so.  However, we are continuing to work hard to settle a fair contract for both sides while being sensible with taxpayer money.

Comparison of Fiscal Year 2019 to 2018

Forecast - May 2019

Forecast Notes - May 2019

Expenditures Detail - May 2019

Revenue Detail - May 2019

Student Success and Wellness funds

Senior Photos

Attention all OGHS Seniors and Parents: Your senior photos that were taken by Michael Osborne are ready to be viewed and purchased. Please go to and enter your personal ID. (Your personal ID was given to you the day the photos were taken.) Select OG Seniors Fall 2018 in the gallery and enter your ID to view/order your photo. If you have misplaced the ID that was given to you, please contact Mrs. Von Sossan at or call Michael Osborne at 419-348-2022.

Negotiations Press Release


The Ottawa-Glandorf Board of Education (“Board”) met on October 2, 2018 for their regular monthly meeting.  At that meeting, the Board adopted and approved the most recent Five-Year Forecast, which outlines the revenue and expense trends for the district over the next five years.  The Board would like to thank the voters of the district for their support of the income tax levy in May, and while this levy allowed the Board to avoid massive cuts in staff and programs, the district will not collect any of the money from the new levy until April of 2019.  In addition, the district will not see a full collection until 18 months after the levy takes effect on January 1, 2019.  These two things, in conjunction with deficit spending project to be approximately $1.5 million continues to negatively impact the district financially. At our community levy meetings last spring the Board and Administration promised the taxpayers the district would live within its means if the district residents supported the new income tax. The Board and Administration fully plan to keep that promise.  

The Board will be posting the Five Year Forecast on the district website to allow the public to carefully review the financial status of the district.  

The Board’s goal for collective bargaining negotiations has always been to reach an agreement that helps to attract high quality teaching candidates, protects the fiscal health of the District by negotiating an agreement that is revenue neutral for the district, ensures that our teachers maintain high standards of professional conduct, and, most importantly, that takes the needs of our students into account. The Board is hopeful that the parties’ interests are aligned in this regard. Since we have received questions regarding the negotiations proposals, the Board will be publishing on the District’s website the Board’s last three (3) contract proposals, and the OGCTA’s response to the Board proposals from September 12, 2018.

OGCTA Neg - Bd Counter 7-18-18

OGCTA Neg - Bd Counter 8-21-18

OGCTA Neg - Bd Counter 9-19-18

OGCTA Ancillary Counter 9-12-18

OGCTA Counter proposal 9-12-18

Kindergarten Screening

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Ottawa, OH 45875


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Glandorf, OH 45848


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