On December 2, 2014, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision in Sanborn v. Hamilton Cty. Budget Comm ., Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-5218, which barred a school district’s attempt to convert an inside-mill operating levy to a permanent-improvement levy finding that the school district failed to demonstrate that the rate of taxation was clearly required. [...]
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The vote Tuesday, December 9, 2014, involved a proposal to eliminate the current mandate that schools must have five of eight of student support personnel positions per 1,000 students. These positions are: elementary art, music and physical education teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers. Some criticize the change as permitting elementary schools [...]
On November 12, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education issued a joint “Dear Colleague Letter,” with a link to a FAQ document, addressing the obligations of public school districts to ensure effective communication with students who have hearing, vision, or speech disabilities, as well as [...]