Ohio Teacher Retirement

Retirement.  In the past represented a time when a person left the work force and was rewarded for their years at a particular place of employment.  A person could retire and “enjoy their Golden Years”.


I find this somewhat depressing.


I enjoy what I do.  I plan to keep doing/teaching/writing for many years to come.  However, here in Ohio, there have been many changes in the Teacher Retirement System.


So I went to a local meeting to get the scoop.


I got even more depressed!


First we talked age.  In the not so distant past, teachers in Ohio could retire with full benefits with 25 years of service.  If a person started teaching fresh out of college, they could retire at age 50.  Then it was increased to 30.  Now the latest change is 30 years of service and age 65.


Next we talked money.  Somewhere in this conversation the representative told us to ask ourselves if we could live the rest of our lives on $2500 per month.  While in this discussion the rep started talking about her own retirement which is not the same as the one she was representing.


At the end of the meeting she reminded us that we should monitor the Retirement Board’s website and emails.  Under new regulations, the Board may revise ages and percentages as they see fit.


Never has this been more true.


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About DarlaMoore

In short - Teacher, Author, Speaker, and sometimes PopCulture Pirate. http://www.now2wowpublishing.com In long- Darla's 1st career was in Psychology. For the past 11 years she has taught everything from 3rd grade to college Freshmen in both urban and rural settings. She is a Lead Content Expert and Content Alignment Committee Member in the area of ELA for the Ohio Department of Education and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops. As an author she has contributed to The Gates Foundation, US Department of Education, ETS, AIR, and many other educational communities. Her anticipated series of books, Moore’s Common Core Teacher Guides will be available from Amazon starting July 2012. Follow her on Twitter at darlasays. You can also find her as part of Now2WOW Publishing

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