Let OSBA Policy Services help put your district's policy manual on the web!
Many Ohio school districts are staying on the cutting edge of technology by making their board policy manuals available online to staff, students, board members and the public. OSBA's Policy Services Department provides this service to Ohio school districts that have used our services in the past and also to school districts that have not worked with us.
The Policy Web Conversion service enables us to take your current policy manual and convert the information to a link that can be added to your district's website. This link is designed to take your hardcopy and make it look the same on the web. Each chapter and coded policy look just as they do in the manual. It does not matter what coding system you use; we can convert it.
The great features of OSBA's Web Conversion service are:
- An advanced search engine, i.e., search for documents that: contain all these words, contain any of these words, contain one or more of these words, contain an exact phrase, etc.
- "Live" links to the Ohio Revised Code (RC) and the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).
- Links to cross-referenced policies within each policy.
- Should your district decide that it would like to put additional documents online, such as handbooks, negotiated agreements, etc., they can be included for an additional modest fee (per document).
Here are samples of the testimonials we have received:
"This process has allowed us to examine from top to bottom the policies and procedures of the district and get everyone pulling in the same direction." - Greg Power, superintendent, Little Miami Local (Warren)
"Thank you so much for sending the link to the online policy manual and for sending the very helpful 'operating instructions.' This should certainly simplify a lot of things." - Ann Webster, administrative assistant, North College Hill City
"Some of our policies were out of date. We wanted to go through the process of updating them in a deliberate way, not haphazardly. ... I've been on the board for four years, and I still learned so much about our policy as we went through the process. Whether I'm the president of the board or a member of the public, it is important to know your board's policies." -Stephanie Black, board member, Little Miami Local