Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 1/18/2019

In conjunction with its five-year strategic plan, Each Child Our Future, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is restructuring its operations. ODE will be structured into four centers:

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 1/11/2019

Records retention is the process school districts use to manage the records that are created and flow through a school district.

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Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 1/4/2019

The uncodified section of HB 491 makes several adjustments to graduation options available to the classes of 2019 and 2020. The adjustments extend graduation…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 12/23/2018

Earlier this week, the Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) released a report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 12/13/2018

The Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) recently adopted revisions to a number of rules, some of which directly impact public school districts. The 14 revisions become effective Jan. 1, 2019. While some of the changes are minor, a couple may directly impact district obligations. For example, all public employers will be required to maintain needlestick records, as opposed to the current requirement that only public…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 12/7/2018

Did you know that OSBA’s division of legal services provides many resources to school board members in the area of employment law?

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 11/30/2018

On Nov. 20, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE)

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 11/20/2018

Yesterday, the State Board of Education and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) made the proposed amendments to the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule on transportation of students with disabilities (

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 11/15/2018

On Tuesday, the Ohio Ethics Commission announced that it has made more than 400 informal advisory opinions, issued between 1988 and 2013, available on its web site. 

The Commission issues three kinds of advisory opinions: 

  • Formal…
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Posted by Van D. Keating on 11/8/2018

The annual  Ohio Council on School Board Attorneys’ (OCSBA) School Law Workshop is being held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in rooms A 210-212 at the 2018 Capital Conference (http://conference.ohioschoolboards.org/2018/). This year’s agenda includes discussions on school safety…