Plan now for important June 1 deadline for nonrenewal of certain district employees, including some administrators

June 1 is an important date for school districts in the Ohio Revised Code in the area of human resources and employee contracts. Specifically, June 1 is the deadline to take action if the board wishes to nonrenew the contracts of administrators other than the superintendent and treasurer. Given this rapidly approaching deadline, now is the time for boards of education in cooperation with the superintendent and other school leaders to begin planning for any possible nonrenewal actions.

Keeping a handle on superintendent contract renewals

January is a time when many boards of education take stock of the management of their school districts. It is organizational meeting season, and often there are new members joining the board’s ranks. We at OSBA also receive many calls this time of year about what steps boards must take if they want to renew or non-renew a superintendent’s contract and when these steps must be taken.

Transgender employee transition guidance for employers

While most of the conversations in schools about gender transition has been focused on students, schools need to be aware that transgender employees may be involved in gender transition as well.  Federal laws against sex and disability discrimination make it illegal to fire, refuse to hire, harass, or otherwise discriminate against transgender employees&nbs

Auditor of State encourages board approval of employee pay decisions during pandemic

At a recent telephone meeting with Ohio school district treasurers, Auditor of State (AOS) Keith Faber took questions about school district finances and audits as affected by the COVID-19 school building closures. AOS Faber answered a wide range of questions and provided valuable insight for school board members and district treasurers.

New employee salary exemption rules announced

On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule regarding changes to the salary thresholds for employee exemptions from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).