The workshop will be held at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, 43035. The phone number is (614) 880-4300.

This workshop is a great opportunity for EMIS professionals and other school staff who handle enrollment and attendance to get answers for their toughest questions from school law experts. Come join us and bring your questions!

Unauthorized audio recording or videotaping of any session is strictly prohibited.


Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

8:50 a.m.
Welcome and overview
9 a.m.
Divorce decrees, shared parenting agreements, custody orders and other court documents
Jennifer Flint, Esq., Bricker & Eckler LLP
Parents, grandparents, legal custodians and guardians may present court orders or other official documents when registering students. Sometimes, rather than providing clarity and guidance to school personnel, these documents create a new raft of questions. In this session, learn how to review and understand court documents and determine when you need to ask more questions or seek legal advice.
10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Attendance updates from the Ohio Department of Education
Brian C. Knight, M.Ed., Ohio’s attendance advisor, and Marianne Mottley, director, report card project, Ohio Department of Education
The 2020-21 school year was a lot. Classes were held in person, via remote instruction or using a hybrid combination of both. Through it all, attendance administrators were on the frontlines, tackling questions that no one would have imagined two years ago. This session will reflect on what schools learned, examine what is still needed to know and provide the most up-to-date attendance guidance for the 2021-22 school year.
11:45 a.m.
12:45 p.m.
Enrollment A-Z: From the welcome center to the classroom
David S. Hirt, Esq., Peters Kalail & Markakis Co. LPA
This session will discuss everything you ever wanted to know about enrollment. Among the topics covered will be students whose parents were not married, proving residency, students whose parents are undocumented immigrants, homeless students and students in foster care, emancipated students, married students, and more of the myriad exceptions in the enrollment statute. Please bring your questions.
2 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
I’m back! Handling students returning from atypical attendance situations
Giselle Spencer, Esq., Ennis Britton Co. LPA; Janie Gildersleeve, truant officer/home school coordinator, Ashtabula County ESC; and Wendy Hartzell, associate superintendent, Warren City
From the time school buildings closed in March 2020 through the end of the 2020-21 school year, schools and students went through a number of transitions. As districts prepare to make in-person instruction available to all students for the 2021-22 school year, many students will be returning from atypical situations. This session will cover a variety of hypothetical situations, including students who were living with family members, home-schooled and attending community or private schools.
3:45 p.m.