Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 8/27/2021

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has updated its online and blended learning guidance for the 2021-22 school year. The guidance now includes a new section in the FAQs on temporary online learning for closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks, as well as adding FAQs expanding guidance related to online learning and blended learning.

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

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

Posted by Van D. Keating on 4/2/2021

On April 1, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released additional information regarding Remote Learning Pathway Considerations 2021-2022. For the 2020-21 school year, the Ohio legislature gave districts additional flexibility to…

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 6/8/2020

Last Wednesday, at our weekly townhall meeting

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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 Sara C. Clark on 5/30/2019

The licensure requirements for substitute teachers in Ohio will undergo significant changes once Senate Bill 216 (SB 216) goes into effect on July 1. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) formerly issued both Long Term five-year, and Short Term one-year substitute licenses under Revised Code (RC) section 3319.226. This new…

Posted by Van D. Keating on 2/20/2019

On February 15, Ohio school districts received a guidance document from the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Office of Educator Licensure designed to help schools and teachers meet the new July 1

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 1/4/2019

The uncodified section of HB 491 makes several adjustments to graduation options available to the classes of 2019 and 2020. The adjustments extend graduation…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 5/22/2018

Memorial Day is the official day on which the United States (U.S.) honors and remembers those who have died in active military service. As we prepare to gather with family and friends, it’s also a good time to review supports available to military families and their children in Ohio’s schools. 

About 34,000 students in Ohio are children from…