Governor activity
Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill (HB) 583, which extends the current temporary flexibility for school districts regarding the educational requirements of substitute teachers until June 30, 2024, among the following additional provisions:

With the legislature on summer recess, Facts in a Flash will resume when new education-related information is announced.

Posted by Nicole Piscitani on 6/24/2022

Governor activity
Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill (HB) 99, which expressly states that its intent is to overrule the decision of the Ohio Supreme Court in Gabbard v. Madison Local School Dist. Bd. Of Edn. The bill establishes the Ohio Mobile Training Team and creates the Ohio School Safety and Crisis Center (Center) within the Ohio Department of Public Safety to be operated by the Ohio Mobile Training Team. The bill also requires a person a school…

State Board of Education
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephen D. Dackin resigned effective June 3, 2022. Dr. Stephanie K. Siddens is serving as interim state superintendent. The State Board of Education is expected to approve the appointment at the June meeting.

Senate activity
The Senate selected Dale B. Martin (D-Cleveland) to fill the term vacated by Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), who resigned her seat last week.

General Assembly activity
The General Assembly sent the following bills to Gov. Mike DeWine for his signature:

  • House Bill (HB) 583 — The bill would extend the current temporary flexibility for school districts regarding the educational requirements of substitute teachers until June 30, 2024, among the following additional provisions:

House activity
The House unanimously passed House Bill (HB) 554. The bill would require the State Board of Education to issue two-year temporary educator licenses to applicants with expired professional teacher's certificates and professional educator licenses as long as certain requirements are met.

The House passed…

House activity
The House passed House Bill (HB) 333 by a 72-19 vote. The bill would require the state to recommend a job description for school counselors. The bill also would require public schools to consider those recommendations when preparing job descriptions and assigning duties for school counselors. Additionally, HB 333 would require the designation of a school counselor liaison at…

State Board of Education
The State Board of Education selected Stephen Dackin by a 14-4 vote to serve as Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The State Board approved the Dyslexia Guidebook by a 12-7 vote. Click here to read the approved Dyslexia Guidebook.

Senate Primary and Secondary Education…

With the legislature still on spring recess, Facts in a Flash will resume next week when they return.

Posted by Nicole Piscitani on 5/05/2022

State Board of Education
The State Board of Education voted to advance the following candidates to a second-round interview:

  • Stephen Dackin, former state board vice president, by a 17-2 vote;
  • Larry Hook, superintendent, Springboro Community City, by a 14-5 vote;
  • Thomas L. Hosler II, superintendent, Perrysburg EV, by a 13-6 vote.

The second-round interviews will be held during the May 9-10 board meeting.

The State Board’s Teaching, Leading and Learning Committee approved the Dyslexia Guidebook by a 5-2 vote. The…