Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 11/17/2020

Last week, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a decision in one of the cases supported by the Ohio School Boards Association Legal Assistance Fund (LAF). The case,  A.J.R. v…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 9/23/2020

Last week, the U.S. District Court concluded that the territory transfer law enacted in the 2019-2020 biennial budget bill violated the Ohio Constitution. As a result, six territory transfers enacted under the law were halted and two territory transfer matters that were to be on the ballot in November are now moot.

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 7/31/2020

OSBA’s legal assistance fund (LAF) supports school districts and political subdivisions that are defending legal challenges with the potential to affect public schools statewide. In one such LAF case, Buddenberg v. Weisdack, Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-3832, the Ohio School Boards Association, Ohio Transit Risk Pool and County Risk Sharing Authority submitted a joint amicus brief on behalf of defendant-petitioners on December 3, 2018.  On July 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its decision.

Buddenberg involved a civil rights case brought by Rebecca…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 10/25/2019

On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the lawsuit filed by the Youngstown City School District in response to the passage of

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 8/17/2018

Earlier this week, two amicus curiae briefs were filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association. In both briefs, OSBA was joined by other parties. OSBA had been asked by member school districts to prepare these briefs through its Legal Assistance Fund. 

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 6/22/2018

The June issue of Journal, OSBA’s award-winning magazine, features an entire section on hot topics for school districts. The articles, written by six members of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys (OCSBA), discuss five topics of critical interest to Ohio school board members and administrators.

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 9/14/2017

OSBA’s legal assistance fund (LAF) supports school districts that are defending legal challenges with the potential to affect public schools statewide. Recently, the LAF board of trustees voted to approve amicus briefs in support of school districts in two cases: Wilson v. McCormack

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 6/9/2017

OSBA offers school districts and ESCs in Ohio a wide range of services, access to up-to-date information and research on school issues, and the opportunity to participate actively in the development of educational policy at the state and federal levels. But board members may not be aware of one of the most valuable resources available through OSBA:  the Legal Assistance Fund (LAF).

LAF was established in 1976 to support school districts defending legal challenges with the potential to affect public schools across the state. LAF’s governing trustees are the OSBA president, president-…