This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 5.75 total CLE hours, with 1.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction.

This workshop is open to OCSBA members, school board members and in-house counsel of school districts that are members of OSBA. Unauthorized audio recording or videotaping of any session is strictly prohibited.


Friday, Jun. 7, 2019

8:30 a.m.
8:50 a.m.
9 a.m.
Hollie F. Reedy, Esq., and Giselle S. Spencer, Esq., Ennis Britton Co. LPA
Creating and maintaining a safer environment is the primary reason school districts have school resource officers (SROs). Learn how their presence has improved staff and student protections while creating new legal requirements, such as MOUs and the U.S. Department of Education body camera guidance.
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Beverly Meyer, Esq., and Nicole Donovsky, Esq., Bricker & Eckler LLP
How have Ohio's school unions reacted to the Janus decision and what should boards of education expect, both at the bargaining table and in their day-to-day relationship with their unions? An attorney well-versed in national and state union issues will discuss the Janus decision and where labor-management is headed.
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
Ted Roberts, Esq., Ed Ostrowski, Esq. and Christine Z. Papa, Esq., Roth Blair Robert, Strasfeld & Lodge
House Bill (HB) 70 established a new structure of governance for school districts that fall into the state's academic distress rating. Created in 2015, the law is complicated and has been challenged. A panel of attorneys experienced with academic distress commissions will discuss their experiences representing school districts subject to state oversight through HB 70.
2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Jyllian Bradshaw, Esq., Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Schools can be a challenging environment for those taking medications for health conditions. Multiple federal and state laws restrict the who, what, where and when of taking prescription drugs at school. Now, issues such as the legalization of medical marijuana have further complicated matters. What schools legally can and cannot do with respect to students, staff and medication is the focus of this latest legal update.
3:30 p.m.
Tabitha Justice, Esq., Subashi & Wildermuth LPA
School attorneys have increasingly found themselves working with parent advocates/pro se representatives in a variety of school settings. In every case, a lawyer should be aware of the rules of professional conduct that may affect their actions or the proceeding and cognizant of myriad practical issues stemming from working with non-lawyers in an education setting.
4:30 p.m.