This won’t be the last of the pandemic response bills, but Sub. HB 67 recently was passed on a fast track through the Ohio House and Senate, sent to the Governor and signed by him on March 20, 2021. The bill has an emergency clause, so it is effective immediately. It provides numerous changes in […]
The pandemic has presented many challenges for all of us this year, including that we will not have the opportunity to gather in person for the Ohio School Board Association’s Capital Conference. In spite of these challenges, the conference will still give us all “virtual” opportunities for connection, learning and conversation. Ennis Britton is proud […]
DoL issues new rule interpreting FFCRA leave provisions, including intermittent leave and notice of leave.
A new formal opinion of the Ohio Ethics Commission was issued on April 17, 2020. It concludes that disclosures of discussions of a public body held in a properly-convened executive session that are legally confidential (pursuant to a statute) or designated as confidential reasons that are necessary and warranted may be found to be a […]
Review the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s provisions expanding FMLA leave and providing emergency paid sick leave and their applicability to Ohio school districts.
Review guidance on the release of personally-identifiable student information to parents, students, the health department and the media during a health and safety emergency.
Students with food allergies may be eligible for special education supports and protections. For instance, a student could be IDEA- eligible as “other health impaired” if the allergies adversely affect learning or the student needs special education/related services due to the allergies. More commonly, students with food allergies may be eligible for a 504 plan if they have a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
As medical marijuana dispensaries open in Ohio, a review of some school-related issues.
Senate Bill 216, introduced on October 10 by Ohio Sen. Matt Huffman, is the culmination of a collaboration of legislators and school superintendents, including a working group of a BASA committee and more than 40 superintendents from Senate District 12. The bill has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee and is scheduled for its […]
To continue our review of the education-related provisions of the state budget, we will look at the temporary law, or uncodified sections, of the budget. If you scroll toward the end of the five thousand-plus pages of the budget, you will find some odd numbering. You have found what is called temporary law or uncodified […]