Ohio has mandatory attendance and school enrollment laws that can be challenging to navigate. This workshop offers school district employees who work with students and their families the opportunity to learn from experts about these laws and the resources available to help them carry out their responsibilities.

Seating for in-person attendance is limited!

Registrations for this workshop must be made by Friday, July 26, 2024 for both in person and virtual attendance.

Cancellations must be made by noon on Friday, July 26, 2024 to receive a refund of your workshop registration fee.

There will be no CLE's offered for this workshop.


Date Title Location
8/2/24 [In-Person] Attendance, Tuition and Custody Law Workshop 8700 LYRA DR COLUMBUS, OH 43240-2103
8/2/24 [Virtual] Attendance, Tuition and Custody Law Workshop Webinar

Friday August 2, 2024

8:15 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Gemini Ballroom Foyer

Cured Meats and Cheeses with Artisan Breads
Greek Yogurt Parfait Station
with House-made Granola,
Fresh Berries, and Dried Fruit
Assorted Danishes and Croissants
Gourmet Blended Coffee; Regular & Decaffeinated, Gourmet Hot Tea

Do you have dietary restrictions or special needs? Please contact Scott Clay, sclay@ohioschoolboards.org with those requirements to make arrangements with the hotel's culinary team.

8:55 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
9 a.m.
Students in foster care
Betsy Hauck, court involved youth coordinator, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce; and Jennifer Miller, cross systems collaboration administrator, Ohio Department of Children and Youth

Districts have numerous obligations when educating students in foster care. Review the legal requirements, including the role of the district’s foster care education liaison, support for foster care students, transportation needs and collaboration with children’s services agencies, and resources to support your efforts.

10 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
School attendance & truancy
Marya Kolman, dispute resolution manager, Kyana Pierson, policy counsel, Children and Family Section, Supreme Court of Ohio, and Patrick Hickman, Ohio's attendance advisor, Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

Ohio’s laws and regulations on truancy and attendance require that school districts work with families to help students attend school regularly. The Supreme Court of Ohio has developed resources for school districts to use when performing these required duties and mediating attendance issues. Get an overview of the legal requirements and an introduction to the resources and how to use them.

11:45 a.m.
Lunch - Italian Buffet
Gemini Ballroom Foyer

Minestrone Soup
Roasted Garlic Bread with Olive Oil and Balsamic
Caprese Salad of Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella Pearls, Basil, Olive Oil and Balsamic Glaze<
Caesar Salad Crisp Romaine, Creamy Dressing, Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Croutons
Lightly Breaded Chicken
Piccata Penne Rigate with Italian Sausage and Spinach
Salmon with a Puttanesca Sauce
Broccolini with Garlic and Olive Oil
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Iced Tea
Gourmet Blended Coffee; Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee available upon request

Do you have dietary restrictions or special needs? Please contact Scott Clay, sclay@ohioschoolboards.org with those requirements to make arrangements with the hotel's culinary team.

12:30 p.m.
Free public education
Jacqueline Walsh-Brickman, Esq., Pepple & Waggoner Ltd.

One of the perennial challenges in student enrollment is enrolling students who don’t present the usual documents and information. Examine the district’s legal obligations and responsibilities to meet the educational needs of students who are not U.S. citizens or are unhoused.

1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
Custody orders – The magistrates’ perspective
Nancy Novack, lead domestic magistrate, and Stephanie Gibson, lead juvenile custody magistrate, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Branch

Custody can be a critical factor in determining where a student should be attending school. School employees must frequently read, understand and apply custody orders to serve students and families. This panel of family law magistrates discusses court orders and how schools can work with courts to apply them.

3:15 p.m.