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Join OSBA as we discuss the current issues in public education.

Feb. 27, 2024, forum with Battelle 4 Kids Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Duncan and Chief Learning Officer Dr. Colon Lewis

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Battelle for Kids website

Battelle for Kids' Portrait of a Graduate program

Jan. 30, 2024, forum with Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Director Stephen D. Dackin

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Dec. 19, 2023, forum with Dr. Kathy McFarland, chief executive officer, Ohio School Boards Association

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Oct. 24, 2023, forum with Dr. Keith M. Bell, intervention facilitator, College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State University; and Cheryl W. Ryan and Jeff Chambers, Ohio School Boards Association

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Sept. 26, 2023, forum with Delaware City Schools Director of Secondary Education Aaron R. Cook, Forge Biologics Head of Talent Acquisition Mandy Medve and BridgED and Unite Founder and Chief Executive Director Christy Bertolo

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Aug. 29, 2023 forum with Capital University College of Education Dean Dr. Jennifer Kelly, Assistant Professor Dr. Nisreen Daoud and Associate Professor Dr. Bradley Conrad

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May 23, 2023 forum with State Board of Education Paul LaRue

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April 25, 2023 forum with:

  • OASBO Executive Director Jim Rowan
  • OESCA Executive Director Craig Burford
  • BASA Executive Director Dr. David Axner
  • OSBA Deputy Chief Executive Dr. Kathy McFarland

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The following resources were referenced during the discussions:

March 27, 2023 forum with OSBA Chief Legal Counsel Sara C. Clark and Lobbyist Nicole Piscitani

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The following resources were referenced during the discussions:

Feb. 28, 2023 forum with Aaron Rausch, chief of budget & school funding, Ohio Department of Education

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ODE Chief of Budget and School Funding Aaron Rausch referenced several resources during the discussion:

Jan. 24, 2023 forum with Dr. Stephanie K. Siddens, interim superintendent of public instruction

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During this month's OSBA Forum, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Stephanie K. Siddens referenced several programs and resources happening statewide in support of students, families and school communities. Below are the resources and webpages to find additional information.


OSBA Town Halls

In 2023, the OSBA Town Halls reviewed relevant and timely topics pertinent to public school leaders. Join us for an overview of what has been going on in public education. Recordings and supplemental links are below.

Oct. 25, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: Capital Conference and the OSBA Delegate Assembly

Links shared in the Oct. 25 town hall:

September 27, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: Recognizing and Addressing Youth SuicideChat

August 25, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: School opening - How board members and the community can support the districtChat

June 28, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: School safety updateChatSchool Board Safety Checklist • Ohio School Safety Center pptOhio School Resource Officer's Association pptCitizenAID ppt

May 24, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: Updates to the administrative and financial responsibilities for student nutrition and OSBA legal and legislative updateChatODE School Meals Transition ppt • Legal Update ppt

April 26, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: Ohio Opioid Education Alliance on the Beat the Stigma campaign and OSBA legal and legislative update • ChatLegal Update on issues for graduation ppt

March 21, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: ODE Update on State Report Card and OSBA legal and legislative update • ODE's March 21 overview presentation ppt and full presentation pptChat

Feb. 22, 2022 OSBA Town Hall: Updates from OSBA's legal, legislative and board and management services teamsChatLegal Update ppt

Town halls held prior to 2022 are posted at www.ohioschoolboards.org/coronavirus-covid-19-resources. Note: Information is current as of the date of the recording.