Laws addressing attendance and tuition issues are complex and change frequently. Attendance coordinators can review the latest legal developments at this information-packed seminar. The workshop will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for CLE credit.

Friday August 5, 2022

8:30 a.m.
Registration open & breakfast
8:50 a.m.
9 a.m.
Hot topics for the 2022-23 school year
Tammy Hrosch, EMIS manager, META Solutions, and Andrew Smith, area 2 coordinator, Ohio Department of Education

Review the hot topics you need to know heading into the 2022-23 school year. Join our panelists for the answers to their most frequently asked questions about district of residence, student enrollment and withdrawal, tuition costs, EMIS coding, and other school operation questions.

10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Supporting students experiencing homelessness
Rebeka Beach, manager of project connect, Cincinnati Public; Penny Boggs, supervisor of shared services, and Stephanie Collinsworth, regional homeless liaison, Ohio Valley ESC; and Susannah Wayland, state homeless education coordinator, Ohio Department of Education

Join us for a review of the state’s resources, strategies, guidance and sample procedures to support students experiencing homelessness in Ohio. Learn what districts are doing to identify and reduce existing gaps in attendance, access to technology, academic performance and the behavioral healthcare needs of students experiencing homelessness.

11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Registering and placing undocumented and immigrant students
Brian DeSantis, associate attorney, and Samantha Vajskop, associate attorney, Pepple & Waggoner Ltd.

As Ohio’s population becomes increasingly diverse, districts will encounter increasingly diverse student needs. This session includes a discussion of the issues school districts face, including the types of documents that are acceptable for enrolling foreign-born students, registering undocumented students and age-related placement options for English language learners.

1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Supporting Ohio’s military children
Pete LuPiba, Ohio MIC3 commissioner

Ohio is involved in the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children. Learn about the district’s obligations under this compact, which works to ensure that military children are properly enrolled in schools, have eligibility for school activities and have assistance in meeting graduation requirements.

2:15 p.m.
Custody quandaries
Giselle Spencer, shareholder, Ennis Britton Co. LPA, and Janie Gildersleeve, truant officer/home school coordinator, Ashtabula County ESC

How do child custody matters impact decisions about attendance and tuition, especially when relatives or nonfamily members share parenting and custody responsibilities? Learn this and more in this annual favorite!

3:30 p.m.