Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 11/24/2021

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has made a new transportation compliance monitoring system available on its website. The system was created in connection with newly enacted provisions of law contained in House Bill 101, the biennial budget bill. Ohio Revised Code (RC)…

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Posted by Van D. Keating on 11/18/2021

As new school board members prepare to start their term, inevitably the question arises as to when/if it is permissible for former board members to be employed by the district they served. Unlike more familiar situations which involve retired public employees seeking to be re-employed, board members are elected public officials. Public employee retirement systems, such as STRS and SERS, have rules that often make retired employees serve a “…

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Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 10/29/2021

There have been a couple of recent releases of guidance that affect school districts in Ohio. 

First, the Ohio Department of Health released updated school quarantine guidance. The reason for this most recent guidance is that ODH has determined out-of-school quarantining has the unintended consequence of reducing in-school learning and can place an added strain on parents, schools, and local health departments. The new options are aimed at supporting in-school learning. …

Posted by Jennifer A. Hardin on 10/22/2021

The 2021 OSBA Capital Conference is just a few short weeks away! After months of planning and preparation, OSBA’s staff is eager to welcome everyone in person to the Capital Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from Nov. 7 - 9. If you haven’t registered yet, you can

Posted by Van D. Keating on 10/15/2021

Voluntary abandonment is an interesting term that sometimes comes up in relation to workers’ compensation claims. The term usually came up when an employer offered, in good faith, an injured employee suitable alternative employment. If the employee accepted this offer, he/she could more quickly return to work and the employer could save on the claim. However, in many situations the employee would refuse the offer for alternative employment, resulting in the employee not returning to work and the underlying claim…

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 10/8/2021

It’s an election year for school boards of education. Nominating petitions were due Aug. 4 and write-candidates were required to file declarations of their intent to be a…

Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 10/1/2021

The U.S. Department of Education's (US DOE) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services recently released a Question & Answer titled the…

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 9/17/2021

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, whose decisions are binding in Ohio, recently ruled in

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Posted by Sara C. Clark on 9/10/2021

Yesterday, President Biden announced a national strategy aimed at combating COVID-19. President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan includes the…