Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/6/2023

Yesterday, the Auditor of State (AOS) issued Bulletin 2023-004, providing guidance for school districts related to a new law requiring cash payment options at school events.  

The law, Ohio Revised…

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Posted by John R. Price on 8/11/2023

House Bill (HB) 33, Ohio’s budget bill, contains several provisions related to reading instruction and screening students with dyslexia. The changes significantly alter districts’ obligations to students in the area of reading instruction.

Third grade…

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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 8/4/2023

This week, the Legal Ledger is focusing on some student wellness issues in the 2024-25 Budget Bill, Ohio Am. Sub. House Bill 33 (HB 33)

First, the General Assembly enacted Ohio Revised Code (RC 3301.91) which will require the Ohio Department of Education/Department of…

Posted by John R. Price on 7/24/2023

As we have written in the Legal Ledger in recent weeks, Ohio’s Budget Bill HB 33 was signed by Gov. DeWine on July 3. This week, we will take a look at changes to a program that will have  significant implications for school districts: the expansion of the EdChoice Scholarship program into a universal school voucher program.

EdChoice scholarships—or vouchers—can be used by students to attend nonpublic schools of their…

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Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 7/15/2023

As the Legal Ledger noted in last week’s post, Am. Sub. House Bill 33 (HB 33), the biennial budget bill for fiscal years 2024-25, was signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine on July 3. There are numerous provisions in the bill that will affect Ohio…

Posted by Jennifer Hardin on 2/11/2017

Governor Kasich’s biennial budget for FY 2018-19 was introduced on Wednesday as House Bill 49.  The full text—all 3512 pages of it—is available here

There has already been a lot of discussion about the provisions in the bill that are of interest to school districts and educational service centers.  But for those who would like to see the specific proposed language on some key topics, here are the line numbers in the current bill: