Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 2/17/2023

This Legal Ledger post is a follow-up on previous recent posts, with new or expanded resources and a reminder of an upcoming deadline for districts.

Threat assessment teams

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 12/16/2022

In June, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill (HB) 99

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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 9/19/2022

In 2021, the Ohio General Assembly enacted the Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act. The Act included a variety of provisions on school security and youth suicide awareness education and training.

The purpose of the SAVE Students Act is…

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 8/13/2021

Starting with the 2021-22 school year, school districts must register with the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Safer Ohio School Tip Line or enter into an agreement with an anonymous reporting program of the district’s choosing.

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Posted by Van D. Keating on 6/25/2021

On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court determined that school employees may not carry firearms unless they have peace officer training or 20 years of experience as a peace officer (Gabbard v. Madison Local School Dist. School Bd. of Edn., Slip…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 1/15/2021

Over the last few weeks, it seems like everyone is talking about vaccines. "Have you gotten it?" "Are you a 1a or a 1b?" "How do I get my shot?"

OSBA’s legal division, in anticipation of questions from districts, has put together a quick Q&A to help districts answer some of the questions they may get from employees, parents and students.

Posted by Van D. Keating on 9/11/2020

On Aug. 27, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)  released additional questions and answers

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/11/2019

For school districts in Ohio, one of the most consequential acts passed last year was HB 318. Among other things, the act:

  • Established training requirements for school resource officers (SROs).
Posted by Sara C. Clark on 8/2/2019

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

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