This workshop will take place in the Virginia Building, Grand Ballroom 2,3,4 on the South side of the building. Parking is available nearby in the East, Central or South lots. Map of the site is a .pdf file attached to the registration slot in the agenda.

Registration ends 7/31. Fee includes registration, continental breakfast, lunch, materials and OSBA’s recently revised “Ohio Public Student Attendance and Tuition Guide.”

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 the district. This year's workshop focuses on Ohio's attendance laws, unique issues associated with adult student learners, deciphering divorce decrees, handling tuition disputes, and working with your available resources to resolve attendance and tuition questions.


8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast (provided)
8:50 a.m.
9 a.m.
A look at Ohio's attendance laws
Brittany Miracle, program administrator, Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
Review current laws in Ohio on attendance, absences and truancy. Revisit House Bill 410 requirements and the most frequently asked questions about tracking and reporting attendance, handling excessive absences and establishing absence intervention teams.
10 a.m.
Unique issues associated with emancipated minors and adult student learners
Andrea Stone, Esq., Ulmer & Berne LLP
This session highlights some of the unique issues and challenges that arise with adult students and emancipated minors. Walk through practical scenarios and leave with answers to frequently asked questions.
10:45 a.m.
11 a.m.
Deciphering divorce decrees and other court orders
Derek Towster, Esq., Scott Scriven LLP
Court orders frequently determine which parent is entitled to enroll a student in school and who has the right and responsibility to sign important school documents and consent to school services. Learn more about reading, understanding and modifying court orders.
12 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1 p.m.
Tuition: Calculating, billing and handling disputes
Leanne Sidley and Andy Smith, area coordinators, ODE
This session reviews the laws and processes related to tuition obligations, including how payment is calculated, how to change the district responsible for paying tuition and how best to handle other types of tuition disputes.
1:45 p.m.
2 p.m.
Working with your resources
Janie Gildersleeve, truant officer/home school coordinator, Ashtabula County ESC; The Honorable David Kelley, magistrate, Hamilton County Juvenile Court; Anne O'Leary, Esq., chief legal counsel, Franklin County Children Services; and Leanne Sidley and Andy Smith. Moderator Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA
So often, the resolution of an attendance or tuition question requires the knowledge or assistance of many different agencies and resources. This session presents real-life scenarios to a panel of experts to help identify opportunities for collaboration, cooperation and resolution.
3:30 p.m.