Posted by Shadya Yazback on

Among the many provisions impacting school districts in the biennium budget (HB 64) that took effect on September 29, 2015 was a significant change to the property disposal process for school districts. 

Pursuant to newly-enacted Revised Code Section (RC) 3313.413, school districts seeking to dispose of real property must now first offer the property for sale to the governing authorities of high-performing community schools and any newly established community schools that are implementing a community school model that has a track…

Posted by Candice Christon on

House Bill 290, which became effective March 23, 2015, amended some of the language found in RC 3313.77 in regards to the “use of school premises for public meetings and entertainment.”

Any definition referring to a schoolhouse, schoolroom, school grounds or school property is now referred to as school premises. School premises is defined as all indoor and outdoor structures, facilities, land owned, rented, or leased by a school or district (RC 3313.77). Upon a request and payment of a reasonable fee, a school board must allow its school premises to be used when the…

Posted by Sara Clark on

Is it time to “spring clean” your district?  As the school year draws to a close, now may be the perfect time to spruce up, clean up, and get your district in order for the next school year. However, as you clean out your classrooms and straighten up your storage rooms, keep in mind that there are laws that specifically regulate how districts may dispose of their school property. So, as you organize your things into the “keep” vs. “trash” piles, keep in mind the following:

 1)    Pay attention to how much your “trash” is worth.
If the value…

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