Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 4/21/2023

Earlier this week, the Auditor of State (AOS) issued a bulletin about auditing schools for compliance with the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Effective with audits for the 2022-23 school year, AOS is requiring auditors to test schools for compliance with the CCP requirements in Ohio Revised Code (RC)…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/7/2022

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has issued a reminder about the annual consolidated school report that each school district must file this autumn. The report for the 2021-22 school year is due by Nov. 30, 2022, and ODE has recently prepared instructions for districts to follow when filing it. At any time…

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 Jennifer A. Hardin on 3/18/2022

OSBA’s division of legal services will be participating in two training opportunities next week.

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 2/6/2022

Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) announced that several revisions to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules related to Ohio School Report Cards have been posted on its website and are open for public comment. The revisions are being recommended to implement and comply with report card reforms enacted by the General Assembly in

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 9/24/2021

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has recently issued reminders of important upcoming opportunities and deadlines.

Ohio Dyslexia Committee survey

Posted by Van D. Keating on 8/3/2021

On August 3, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released the "

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 5/21/2021

The United States Department of Education's (DOE) Office for Civil Rights recently released a guidance document: Questions and Answers on Civil Rights and School Reopening in the COVID-19 Environment. The guide provides some answers to common questions about schools' responsibilities under the civil rights laws with an emphasis on the different situations that have occurred or may occur with special education students.

One of the first questions is about each school’s obligation to provide FAPE…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 5/10/2021

The deadline for districts to file blended learning declarations for the 2021-22 school year is July 1, 2021. As districts are considering their options to best serve students next year, one important factor is understanding the extent to which students can access learning from home.  

One tool districts could use to assist with that effort is the recently…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 4/11/2021

There have been a few important new guidance documents issued from the Ohio Departments of Education (ODE) and Health (ODH). Here’s a quick overview of their key elements.

ODH guidance document

On April 8, ODH issued the Director’s Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating. The order…