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In February, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill (HB) 51, which allowed public bodies, including boards of education, to meet remotely, but only until June 30, 2022.

The expiration of HB…

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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…

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As the season of holiday parties, concerts and performances approaches, schools need to be sure to plan events that comply with the Constitution. Of particular note is the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which provides that government shall “make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

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In May, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge (ALJ) struck down an employer policy that banned moonlighting (i.e. holding a second job) on personal time. In

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Does your board have new members? Have you been a board member for a while, but want to brush up on some of the basics? OSBA’s upcoming workshop — “Board member 101: Survival kit for your first 90 days in office” — may be just the ticket.

This two-day workshop focuses on helping board members, particularly those who are new to their positions, to develop into more effective educational leaders. OSBA staff from the divisions of board and management services, legal services, policy, and legislative services are…

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On an annual basis, the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) Office of General Counsel legal staff updates federal resources documents. NSBA recently updated the following documents for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • 2016 Annual Notices
    This chart describes some of the notices required by federal law and provides links to documents that may be used in writing such notices.
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