Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 6/25/2023

Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released a new webpage to assist school districts to meet new health curriculum requirements in Ohio Revised Code (RC) 3313.60, enacted in Senate Bill (SB) 288.  

The SB 288 amendments were…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 4/1/2023

Last September, the Ohio School Boards Association issued a bulletin alerting school districts that the General Assembly had amended Ohio Revised Code (RC) 2915.092 to remove a school district’s ability to conduct raffles. The law was amended in Ohio House Bill (HB) 110, which removed the term “public…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 7/22/2022

Earlier this month, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill (HB) 583 which made changes to the dyslexia support law. The changes take effect on Sept. 22.

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 7/28/2021

In the recently enacted biennial budget bill (Am. Sub. H.B. 110),…

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 Jennifer A. Hardin on 3/29/2020

As this week of dramatic change comes to a close, we hope it finds you and your loved ones safe. One thing that has become very clear during this time is how important public schools are to the entire fabric of their communities. We, at OSBA, are ready to help districts as they continue to perform vital functions for students and their families.

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 6/7/2019

This week’s blog continues the coverage of Senate Bill (SB) 216 licensure changes effective on July 1. Last week’s blog

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 Megan E. Greulich on 8/2/2018

Tax-free holiday
From Friday, Aug. 3 at 12a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 5 at 11:59p.m., shoppers in Ohio won’t have to pay sales tax on clothing costing less than $75 per item and school supplies and instructional…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/25/2017

Two state agencies have recently prepared new resources for school districts: The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) updated its truancy and attendance guidance, and the Ohio History Connection (OHC) added resources for properly managing local government records.

Truancy and discipline resources

House Bill (HB) 410, passed last year by the Ohio General Assembly, altered state attendance and truancy laws. Since the bill…