Posted by Sara C. Clark on 8/14/2019

A federal district judge recently issued a final ruling in favor of transgender student Gavin Grimm. The ruling marks an end to a long legal process that began in 2015, with stops in the district court, court of appeals and U.S. Supreme Court along the way.

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Posted by Van D. Keating on 8/6/2019

Join the Division of Legal Services at OSBA’s offices on Friday, Sept. 6 for our second collective bargaining workshop. The program will cover the bargaining process, current issues and some difficult subjects in school negotiations. You will also leave with important tips for effective bargaining and discuss some frequently exchanged bargaining proposals. This program has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 8/2/2019

On July 12, the Ohio Attorney General’s (OAG) office

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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 7/26/2019

On July 17, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its decision in New Riegel Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Buehrer, resolving the long-standing…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 7/19/2019

The Supreme Court of Ohio issued its decision in the OSBA Legal Assistance Fund case Ohio High School Athletic Assn. v. Ruehlman. The LAF, along with BASA, OASBO, OASSA and Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, provided an amicus brief supporting OHSAA in the case. In August 2018, Roger Bacon High School and the Greater Catholic League Coed (GCL Coed) filed a lawsuit in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas claiming that they were unfairly affected by OHSAA’s competitive balance rules. The judge concluded that OHSAA’s enforcement and application of its rules and…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 7/5/2019

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (DOL) issued an opinion letter that addressed the Family and Medical Leave…

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Posted by Sara C. Clark on 6/26/2019

The Ohio State Board of Education (SBOE) has adopted a new strategic plan for education called

Posted by Van D. Keating on 6/12/2019

The Division of Legal Services is offering the following two upcoming events this month:


On June 28, the Sports Law Workshop will be held at Embassy Suites in Columbus. This workshop is designed to provide participants with information on the legal issues…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 6/7/2019

This week’s blog continues the coverage of Senate Bill (SB) 216 licensure changes effective on July 1. Last week’s blog

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 5/30/2019

The licensure requirements for substitute teachers in Ohio will undergo significant changes once Senate Bill 216 (SB 216) goes into effect on July 1. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) formerly issued both Long Term five-year, and Short Term one-year substitute licenses under Revised Code (RC) section 3319.226. This new…