The law addressing attendance and tuition matters is complex and changes frequently. How your district handles these matters affects your district's bottom line. Learn the latest legal developments at this information-packed seminar.

The Ohio Public Student Attendance and Tuition Guide book is included with the registration fee.

A few overnight rooms are available on 8/2/18 for $125. To reserve, please call (614) 880-4300 or and mention you are attending this workshop.


8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
This meeting will take place in the NorthPointe Ballroom in the Virginia Building.
8:50 a.m.
9 a.m.
'Hi, I'm here to enroll...'
Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA; Janie Gildersleeve, truant officer/home school coordinator, Ashtabula County ESC; and Hollie F. Reedy, Esq., Ennis Britton Co. LPA
Generally, a student may attend in the district where his or her "parent" resides. However, varied definitions of "parent" and numerous exceptions to this general rule create quandaries for even the most veteran EMIS coordinator. Our panelists will tackle a number of enrollment scenarios and provide answers to your common custody questions.
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Homeless students and unaccompanied youth
Christina Endres, program specialist, National Center for Homeless Education
Who meets the definition of homeless? Who is considered an "unaccompanied youth?" Student scenarios and common barriers to implementing the McKinney-Vento Act will be discussed.
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (provided)
12:45 p.m.
Custody options for children involved in the child welfare system
Jennifer A. Flint, Esq., Bricker & Eckler LLP; and Fawn Gadel, Esq., director of Ohio START, Public Children Services Association of Ohio
This session will review the different custody options for children in the child welfare system, including safety plans, temporary and permanent custody, planned permanent living arrangements, and kinship care arrangements. Learn about the legal implications of each option.
1:45 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
Attendance and enrollment policies: Do's and don'ts
Kenna S. Haycox, senior policy consultant, OSBA
Join one of OSBA's policy consultants for a review of the most frequently discussed attendance and enrollment policies and procedures, including residency verification protocols, open enrollment policies and accounting for student absences and attendance.
3:15 p.m.