For the second year in a row, the Ohio Schools Council is offering a Legal Seminar Series presented by Smith Peters Kalail Co., L.P.A. The seminars cover relevant school law issues and are offered at no cost to OSC and GCSSA members. The most recent topic presented on December 14, 2016, was Legal Issues Related [...]
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Last month, the legislature passed a law revamping Ohio’s truancy law. House Bill 410, which effectively decriminalizes truancy, is currently waiting for the Governor’s signature. The bill shifts the burden back to schools to take additional steps to bring students to class before utilizing the court system. Proponents of the bill hope that the revisions [...]
On February 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education proposed new IDEA regulations to address the disparate treatment of students of color who have disabilities. The proposed regulation is meant to address two disparities identified by USDOE. First, students of color are disproportionately more likely to be identified as children with disabilities. Second, disabled students [...]