Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released a new webpage to assist school districts to meet new health curriculum requirements in Ohio Revised Code (RC) 3313.60, enacted in Senate Bill (SB) 288.
Ohio is a compulsory attendance state with laws governing how districts should work with students and families to improve attendance. School attendance and engagement in learning are critical to success in school. Attendance and absentee prevention laws had a major overhaul a few years ago in the General Assembly and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) continues to provide resources to school district leaders about how to comply with those laws and encourage attendance.
Late in 2021, the Ohio General Assembly included a provision in S.B. 1 to allow school districts to hire an individual as a substitute teacher, for the 2021-22 school year only, if the individual met the requirements established by the district, was deemed of good moral character and successfully completed a background check.
As we approach the end of the 2021-22 school year, there are myriad deadlines that require district officials or employees to act.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has made a new transportation compliance monitoring system available on its website. The system was created in connection with newly enacted provisions of law contained in House Bill 101, the biennial budget bill.
Last week, the US District Court granted preliminary approval to a settlement agreement in Doe v. State of Ohio, S.D.Ohio No. 2:91-cv-00464, a class action lawsuit filed in 1993. The lawsuit, filed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Sec.
On Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) emailed distri
Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) introduced a student wellness and success page on its website. ODE created the page to provide information to school districts, community partners and parents about ODE-allocated funding to support student wellness and success.