OSBA’s Attendance, Tuition and Custody Law Workshop is designed for EMIS coordinators, attendance officers and others responsible for enforcing attendance and tuition matters in a district.

Agenda

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

12:30 p.m.
Welcome and overview
Jennifer A. Hardin, deputy director of legal services, OSBA
12:40 p.m.
Highly mobile students
Hollie F. Reedy, attorney, Ennis Britton Co. LPA
There have always been students who are considered highly mobile, including those who are homeless and in foster care; children of migrant workers; and students living with someone other than their parents. This session will help schools prepare to deal with enrollment and attendance questions for these students.
1:55 p.m.
Break – Take care of business or participate in our virtual trivia game to refocus
2:15 p.m.
Attendance and COVID-19
Brittany Miracle, program administrator; Marianne E. Mottley, report card project director, Ohio Department of Education
As districts reflect on the building closures that ended the last school year and the uncertainty of the new year, there are a number of vexing attendance and coding questions. This session will discuss the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) latest guidance on these topics and answer your questions.
3:45 p.m.
Farewell until tomorrow

Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

12:30 p.m.
Welcome and overview
Jennifer A. Hardin, deputy director of legal services, OSBA
12:40 p.m.
Decoding divorce decrees and court orders
Lisa H. Woloszynek, attorney, Walter Haverfield LLP
District employees frequently are presented with divorce decrees, court orders and other custody documents when students are enrolled. In this expanded session, learn how to review and understand court documents and determine when you need to ask more questions or seek legal guidance.
2:10 p.m.
Break – Take care of business or participate in our virtual trivia game to refocus
2:30 p.m.
Hypothetical enrollment and tuition scenarios
Jacqueline Walsh Brickman, attorney, Pepple & Waggoner Ltd.; Betsy Franklin, EMIS coordinator, Conneaut Area City School District; and Janie Gildersleeve, truant officer/home school coordinator, Ashtabula County ESC Moderator: Jennifer A. Hardin
Ohio Revised Code (RC) 3313.64 provides: “A child shall be admitted to the schools of the school district in which the child’s parent resides.” Simple. But is it? Who is a student’s “parent”? What if there isn’t a parent in the picture? What about the multiple exceptions in RC 3313.64? In another expanded session, panelists will consider a number of enrollment scenarios and answer your questions.
4 p.m.
Closing comments and farewell