Posted by Van D. Keating on 3/21/2019

House Bill 491, which took effect March 19, 2019 made some important changes to teacher payment procedures that schools have to comply with immediately. Under the new procedures, before a district can pay any teacher:

 

1. The teacher must file all reports required by ODE, the school district and the superintendent, along…

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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 3/15/2019

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled last week that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) unreasonably delayed implementing IDEA regulations related to racial, ethnic and gender disproportionality. The lawsuit was filed by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) in July 2018 after DOE postponed the regulation compliance date…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 3/12/2019

This week is Sunshine Week, which is a national initiative to educate the public about the importance of open government. To help you in your roles as public officials, OSBA offers the following resources on the Ohio Public Records and Open Meetings Acts:

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 3/4/2019

Ohio Revised Code (RC) 3309.571 requires the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS) to impose…

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Posted by Van D. Keating on 2/20/2019

On February 15, Ohio school districts received a guidance document from the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Office of Educator Licensure designed to help schools and teachers meet the new July 1

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 2/14/2019

In December, the Legal Ledger reported that the Federal Commission on School Safety, formed by President Trump after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, had released its report and recommendations. In…

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

Last June, we summarized the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 1/30/2019

Ohio’s 10th annual human trafficking awareness day will be held this year on Feb. 28. The event provides an opportunity to hear from advocates around Ohio with the shared mission of ending human trafficking in Ohio. Each year, the event features a different focus. This year's focus is on the opioid crisis and how it impacts and elevates the risk of human trafficking in Ohio. You can register for the event, which will be held at The Ohio Statehouse from 8:30am-4:00pm, online…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 1/23/2019

Ohio’s minimum wage rate has increased as of Jan. 1, 2019. The new rate for non-tipped employees is $8.55 per hour, a 25 cent increase from the former rate of $8.30 per hour. For tipped employees, the rate has increased to $4.30 per hour from $4.15 …

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: