Posted by Sara C. Clark on 7/29/2022

In just a few weeks, schools across the state will open their doors and officially kick off the 2022-23 school year. As they prepare for the arrival of their students, we see a significant uptick in the calls we receive about Ohio’s attendance, tuition and custody laws. While the OSBA Legal Hotline (855-OSBA-LAW) is available to assist with answering these questions, we also wanted to provide a list of other resources that might be…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 6/3/2022

If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear Alice Cooper singing in the distance. School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean all is quiet in the schoolhouse. We know that many districts use the summer months to complete building repairs and improvements and dispose of old or unused property. Several boards across the state will also experience turnover on their boards this summer, as board members step down from…

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 1/7/2022

January brings new year’s resolutions, bowl games and (for school districts) organizational meetings. Everyone loves a checklist, so here it is: your handy-dandy organizational meeting checklist!

Timing:

_____ City, local, and exempted village boards of education must meet before January 15.

_____ Joint vocational boards of education and educational service center governing boards must meet before January 31.

Presiding officer:

_____ If the members of the former board selected a president pro tempore for the…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 3/12/2019

This week is Sunshine Week, which is a national initiative to educate the public about the importance of open government. To help you in your roles as public officials, OSBA offers the following resources on the Ohio Public Records and Open Meetings Acts:

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 6/22/2018

The June issue of Journal, OSBA’s award-winning magazine, features an entire section on hot topics for school districts. The articles, written by six members of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys (OCSBA), discuss five topics of critical interest to Ohio school board members and administrators.

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 6/8/2018

OSBA’s Division of Legal Services always is looking for ways to provide our members with new and useful resources. We’ve been hard at work during the first half of 2018 updating existing resources, creating new ones and planning workshops to provide members with the latest and greatest school law-related information. Here are just a few of the resources and events available to…