Register for 2016 Local Leaders Conference

This year's Local Leaders Conference will be the fall meeting of the OFT Executive Council and Committees. Plan to attend Sept. 23-24. Register now.

What does ESSA mean for OFT members?

Like parents, teachers believe that there is so much more to children than test scores. We are frustrated by a testing culture that ties our hands. We want our students to feel the joy of learning. Find out how we can get there with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 


President’s Message June 2016

June 2016 President’s Message

       Well, time really does go fast when you are having fun!  After the second Thursday of this month (June), we will have completed another cycle of chapter meetings, and a Gala to celebrate 40 years of existence as a retiree chapter, and 25 years as a retiree chapter chartered by the American Federation of Teachers.

Chapter Meetings


President’s Message may 2016


                                             May 2016

President’s Message



Special Legislative Chairperson’s Message - March 2016

March 2016

Special Legislative Chairperson’s Message


     This month’s NEO AFT Local 279-R newsletter is being sent to all retired AFT members in the area.  Even if you are not a member of this AFT retiree chapter, a special event has encouraged 279-R to send this newsletter to you.