This Legal Ledger post is a follow-up on previous recent posts, with new or expanded resources and a reminder of an upcoming deadline for districts.
The Ohio Department of Education, Ohio School Safety Center and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services collaborated to develop Ohio’s Comprehensive School Safety Framework using Ohio’s Whole Child Framework as a guide for the collaborative approach.
The school safety framework outlines recommended strategies for schools and considers programs and initiatives that schools already have in place.
In June, Gov.
In 2021, the Ohio General Assembly enacted the Safety and Violence Education Students (SAVE Students) Act. The Act included a variety of provisions on school security and youth suicide awareness education and training.
Situational Awareness Bulletin: October TikTok Challenge
The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) has learned of a new October social media challenge that impacts Ohio schools and, specifically, staff and educators.
Some TikTok users have devised a monthly list that includes various pranks or “challenges” to take place at school. For example, in recent weeks, there have been incidents of school vandalism as part of the "devious lick" challenge.
Starting with the 2021-22 school year, school districts must register with the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Safer Ohio School Tip Line or enter into an agreement with an anonymous reporting program of the district’s choosing.
On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court determined that school employees may not carry firearms unless they have peace officer training or 20 years of experience as a peace officer (Gabbard v. Madison Local School Dist. School Bd.
Over the last few weeks, it seems like everyone is talking about vaccines. "Have you gotten it?" "Are you a 1a or a 1b?" "How do I get my shot?"
On Aug. 27, the U.S.