Supreme Court of Ohio takes up appeal in LAF case mgreulich@ohio… Thu, 10/25/2018 - 17:50

Amicus briefs filed in two Legal Assistance Fund cases

Earlier this week, two amicus curiae briefs were filed with the Supreme Court of Ohio on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association. In both briefs, OSBA was joined by other parties. OSBA had been asked by member school districts to prepare these briefs through its Legal Assistance Fund. 

June Journal features legal hot topics

The June issue of Journal, OSBA’s award-winning magazine, features an entire section on hot topics for school districts. The articles, written by six members of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys (OCSBA), discuss five topics of critical interest to Ohio school board members and administrators.

jhardin@ohiosc… Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:45
LAF assists two districts in recent cases

OSBA’s legal assistance fund (LAF) supports school districts that are defending legal challenges with the potential to affect public schools statewide. Recently, the LAF board of trustees voted to approve amicus briefs in support of school districts in two cases: Wilson v.

mgreulich@ohio… Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:05
Don’t forget the Legal Assistance Fund!

OSBA offers school districts and ESCs in Ohio a wide range of services, access to up-to-date information and research on school issues, and the opportunity to participate actively in the development of educational policy at the state and federal levels. But board members may not be aware of one of the most valuable resources available through OSBA:  the Legal Assistance Fund (LAF).

jhardin@ohiosc… Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:22
Supreme Court of Ohio supports school’s bag search in Legal Assistance Fund case

In a unanimous decision issued yesterday, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the constitutionality of a school district’s searches of a student’s bags. In State v.

jhardin@ohiosc… Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:09
Ohio Supreme Court issues decision in Renewal Levy case

On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision in State ex rel. Delaware Joint Vocational School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Testa, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-796. The case, discussed in a Jan. 27 Legal Ledger post, involves a Renewal Levy passed in November 2015 by the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC).

mgreulich@ohio… Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:18
LAF assists district in Renewal Levy case

OSBA’s legal assistance fund (LAF) supports school districts that are defending legal challenges with the potential to affect public schools statewide. Earlier this month, the LAF board of trustees voted to approve an amicus brief in support of the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) in the case Delaware Joint Vocational School District v. Testa.

mgreulich@ohio… Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:07