House Bill (HB) 49, the biennial budget bill, and the lame-duck session present numerous changes for districts. Also, get an in-depth look at HB 410, including changes to truancy and student discipline. Learn about HB 49 and lame-duck changes impacting students and instruction, including College Credit Plus, graduation requirements and more, as well as how these changes affect your board policies. In addition, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) will review the recently submitted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan.


9:30 a.m.
9:55 a.m.
Welcome and overview
10 a.m.
ESSA – where are we now?
Dr. J. Christopher Woolard, senior executive director, Harvard Strategic Data Project, Center for Accountability and Continuous Improvement, ODE
ODE will provide an overview of Ohio's ESSA state plan and share an update on the current next steps.
11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Policy considerations
Kenna S. Haycox, senior policy consultant, OSBA
Learn how this year's active legislature affects your board policies. Review changes impacting students and instruction and the updates you need to make to be compliant.
12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)
1 p.m.
Student truancy and discipline
Derek L. Towster, Esq., Scott Scriven LLP
Explore the new truancy obligations imposed on school districts by HB 410. Discover how this impacts student discipline before reviewing some common mistakes districts make when imposing student discipline.
2 p.m.
Closing thoughts and adjourn