Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on

OSBA’s legal services division hosted its annual Attendance, Tuition and Custody Law Workshop today in Columbus.  This year, more than 170 school district EMIS professionals participated in an open and active discussion about a variety of topics. 

At the workshop, speakers shared information about resources that have been prepared by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). For those of you who weren’t able to attend the workshop today, here are links to some of those resources.

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Posted by Jennifer Hardin on

Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) made additional materials on education of students in foster care available on its website.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires new guidelines and resources to ensure that students in foster care have improved educational outcomes.  The purpose of the guidelines is to remove educational barriers faced by students in foster care, such as traumatization, high mobility, and undiagnosed behavioral and health conditions. 

Posted by Megan Greulich on

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) makes several changes to district responsibilities, including the addition of new requirements for students in foster care. With the Dec. 10 deadline for implementation quickly approaching, school districts should be having important conversations to ensure appropriate systems are in place to meet the new requirements.

As stated in the US Department of Education’s (DOE) June 23 Dear Colleague…

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