Fact Sheets
Quick references for your most frequently asked questions

A board member's role in collective bargaining 

Board member compensation, benefits and expense reimbursement

Competitive bidding - updated

District property disposal

The difference between pupil activity and supplemental contracts

Educating adult students, emancipated minors and unaccompanied youth 

Employee background checks 

Filing as a write-in candidate for a seat on a board of education 

Filling board of education vacancies

Grandparents as caretakers

How to create an education foundation - updated

Individualized education programs (IEPs) 

Interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children

Parliamentary procedure

Public participation at school board meetings  

Regulating political activities of school employees - updated 

Rehiring retirees

Reporting educator misconduct 

School board members, school employees and nepotism

School board organizational meeting and oath of office

Selecting design professional or design-build services

Special education basics for board members

Understanding JVSDs 

Understanding Ohio's Sunshine Law

Understanding school levies

Voting makes a difference - updated 

Fast facts
talking points on a variety of topics

Board policy roles

EdChoice Scholarship (voucher) Program

Effective advocacy

Helping new board members transition to your leadership team

Kids PAC - your political action committee

OSBA Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage

OSBA bond program

School transportation regulations

Social media and schools

Strategic planning

Tips for contacting or meeting with legislators

Tips on running successful board meetings

White papers and free publications

Board Committees — A guide to board committees and how they support the work of the board of education.

The Family and Medical Leave Act: A practical guide: This practical guide will help answer FMLA questions, determine whether the FMLA applies, properly notify employees of their rights and responsibilities under the FMLA, ensure that an employee's FMLA leave is properly captured, and provide guidance to ensure an employee is properly reinstated. It provides practical examples and explanations, helpful charts and diagrams, and useful Internet links.

Guide to Charter or Community Schools — OSBA's overview of charter or community schools.


OSBA Membership Guide

What is OSBA?