Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/22/2021

The 2021 OSBA Capital Conference is just a few short weeks away! After months of planning and preparation, OSBA’s staff is eager to welcome everyone in person to the Capital Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from Nov. 7 - 9. If you haven’t registered yet, you can

Posted by Van D. Keating on 10/15/2021

Voluntary abandonment is an interesting term that sometimes comes up in relation to workers’ compensation claims. The term usually came up when an employer offered, in good faith, an injured employee suitable alternative employment. If the employee accepted this offer, he/she could more quickly return to work and the employer could save on the claim. However, in many situations the employee would refuse the offer for alternative employment, resulting in the employee not returning to work and the underlying claim…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 10/8/2021

It’s an election year for school boards of education. Nominating petitions were due Aug. 4 and write-candidates were required to file declarations of their intent to be a…

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 10/1/2021

The U.S. Department of Education's (US DOE) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services recently released a Question & Answer titled the…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 9/24/2021

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has recently issued reminders of important upcoming opportunities and deadlines.

Ohio Dyslexia Committee survey

Posted by Van D. Keating on 9/17/2021

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, whose decisions are binding in Ohio, recently ruled in

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Posted by Sara C. Clark on 9/10/2021

Yesterday, President Biden announced a national strategy aimed at combating COVID-19. President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan includes the…

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 9/3/2021

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) produced new documents to assist schools this week. The first ODH document “K-12 quarantine in Ohio”

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 8/27/2021

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has updated its online and blended learning guidance for the 2021-22 school year. The guidance now includes a new section in the FAQs on temporary online learning for closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks, as well as adding FAQs expanding guidance related to online learning and blended learning.

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 8/20/2021

As the general election on Nov. 2 nears, boards of education are waiting to see who their fellow members may be come January. Here at the legal division of OSBA, we’re getting lots of questions about the upcoming election. Two of the areas we’re getting questions about are write-in candidates and filling vacancies if not enough candidates are running for election.

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