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CFT/CFOP Office hours are:

School Year (2 weeks before & 2 weeks after) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Mon - Thurs. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Fridays.

Summer & Winter Break - 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.


The CFT/CFOP Scholarship Committee has opened up the application process for scholarships.

The goals of the CFT/CFOP Scholarship are:

  1. To encourage capable Cincinnati Public School Students to pursue teaching careers,
  2. To increase the number of minority teacher applicants for Cincinnati Public Schools,
  3. To assist the children of Cincinnati Federation of Teachers to obtain a college education; and,
  4. To assist CFOP members who wish to pursue further education leading to a BA/BS degree


  1. Applications are available online at
  2. There must be

It has become apparent that there are misunderstandings regarding Professional Growth Plans. OTES 2.0, Observation Cycle 1 (including PGPs) has been extended from Friday, January 17 to Friday, January 31. Click here to find some of the parameters surrounding them.



Online continuing education courses for K-12 educators - a benefit offered exclusively to OFT members.

  • One low annual course membership fee of $225.00 per year
  • 2 or 3 Graduate Semester Credits
  • Choose from 29 online courses for re-certification/authorization renewal
  • You may take one course each term for a total of 3 courses each year

Course Topics Include:

  • Attention Deficit Hperactivity Disorder
  • Autism & Asperger's Disorders
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English Language Learner
  • Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation
  • Reading & Writing
  • Res
Observation Cycle One-Announced Observation Process
Teachers who are going through the full evaluation process will have two formal (entire class period) observations and two informal (10-15 minute walkthrough) observations. One of the formal observations will be an announced observation that includes a pre- conference and post-conference. The steps of the process should occur in the following order by January 17, 2020.
  1. The evaluator and teacher should collaboratively decide on a date and time for the announced observation to occur.
  2. They will also collaboratively determine a date and time to