Representatives Swearingen, Carruthers Introduce “Parents’ Bill of Rights Act”

 State Reps. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) and Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton) will be introducing the “Parents’ Bill of Rights Act,” which will protect and preserve the fundamental role that parents play in the education of their children.

“The focus is to ensure that parents are empowered to be involved in their child’s education both inside and outside the classroom,” Swearingen said. “In Ohio, we value parents taking an active role in their child’s life. When parents are involved, their children succeed. When children succeed, the future of Ohio becomes brighter.”

The legislation will do the following:

· Require schools to draft a policy that promotes parental involvement in their child’s education and honor that policy.

· Notify a parent of a change in their student’s services or monitoring related to the student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being.

· Prohibit school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental involvement in critical decisions affecting a student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being.

“Many parents across Ohio believe that schools should provide notification and transparency on certain materials prior to instruction and surely should keep parents duly notified when it comes to a student’s health records at their school,” Carruthers said. “It’s my goal to have schools and parents work hand-in-hand for the student.”

The bill will also provide notification to parents on each health care service offered at their school and to work with parents on creating a health care plan for each student.

If parents have concerns, the bill establishes a process to file written concerns to be resolved within thirty days. Additionally, the school will notify the parents of their right to file these concerns.

The legislation was filed earlier this week and awaits further action.

For more information, contact Rep. Carruthers’s office at (614) 644-6721 or

Rep. Carruthers

(614) 644-6721


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The Manufacturing Representatives of Doherty Associates Bring on Micro-Tronics, Inc.

 Doherty Associates, Inc. is excited to welcome a new principle into its manufacturing representation portfolio.

The highly experienced manufacturer’s representatives of Doherty Associates have officially partnered with MTI (Micro-Tronics, Inc.) and confidently expect significant success for the future of their business relationship.

Established back in 1988, Doherty Associates quickly became the nation’s gold standard for exceptional representation of original equipment manufacturers through expert consulting services, emphasizing scalability and driving success.

Over decades of working one-on-one with OEMs, Doherty Associates has established lasting and invaluable connections throughout many manufacturing markets. They’ve built their success through offering unparalleled expertise and connections that fuel the productivity and overall success of the manufacturers they take on for representation; MTI will be no exception.

Since its start in 1968, MTI has been a privately held, family-owned business striving to stay ahead and remain the preferred precision manufacturer for mechanical assemblies, cloth reinforced diaphragms, solid rubber parts, and complex machined components for the commercial, business, and military aerospace industries.

MTI’s professional approach and wide range of capabilities ensure reliable delivery of the highest quality parts on time and at a fair price.

By partnering with the experienced manufacturer representatives of Doherty Associates, Inc., MTI will be fully supported in all of its goals and advances towards growth within the market as it continues its high standards for quality production and customer satisfaction.

Doherty Associates, Inc. is proud to have once again expanded its original equipment manufacturers portfolio as well as its connections within such a highly competitive market.

To learn more about the expert manufacturer representatives of Doherty Associates, Inc., call (713) 829-4484.

Doherty & Associates

Ron Doherty




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Hong Kong – HAD meets representatives from Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions on Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Environmental Hygiene and Security Staff in Property Management Sector (with photo)

HAD meets representatives from Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions on Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Environmental Hygiene and Security Staff in Property Management Sector (with photo)


     ​The Home Affairs Department (HAD) and the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) met with Legislative Council member Hon Dennis Leung Tsz-wing and representatives from the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU) and its member unions today (June 22) to exchange views on the Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Environmental Hygiene and Security Staff in the Property Management Sector (ASPM) under the Anti-epidemic Fund and matters relating to applications and its implementation.

     At the meeting, HAD representatives thanked the HKFTU for its concern on and support to the ASPM, and expressed that the HAD had been keeping in view the needs of the trade and introduced various enhancement measures to facilitate submission of applications by frontline cleansing and security workers employed by eligible building blocks or premises located therein.  Following earlier contacts with the HKFTU, the HAD invited the PMSA to look into the cases received by the HKFTU in which certain frontline property management (PM) workers encountered difficulties when applying for subsidies and provide mediation to these cases. The PMSA mentioned during the meeting that upon mediation with the eligible applicant organisations, nearly 90 per cent of eligible cases had been successfully resolved, including logistics centres/warehouses, telephone exchange buildings, factories located within industrial estates and premises within eligible building blocks such as department stores, banks and retail stores. As for cases involving other support schemes for cleansing and security workers launched by other bureaux and departments (B/Ds), the HAD had also helped make referrals to respective B/Ds for their follow-up. The HAD thanked the HKFTU for providing information on those cases, enabling more frontline PM workers to benefit.

     As at June 22, the PMSA has received over 18 000 applications under the ASPM, which will benefit over 187 000 frontline PM workers, of which over 5 200 applications have been approved, involving over $1 billion, benefiting over 19 000 buildings and over 100 000 workers.

     The application deadline of the ASPM is June 30. The HAD appealed strongly again to eligible applicant organisations to uphold corporate social responsibility and civic responsibility, following an inclusive and fair principle, and submit applications for all frontline PM workers serving eligible building blocks (including premises therein) to the PMSA promptly, so as to give recognition to their committed efforts during the pandemic.

     For details on the ASPM, please contact the PMSA at 3696 1156 or 3696 1166, or visit the ASPM thematic website (