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Ohio Attorney General Defines the Phrase “Support Themselves By Their Own Labor” for Tuition-Free School Attendance

Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.64 explains who can go to school in what public school district without a tuition obligation. The general rule, of course, is that children are able to attend school in the district where their parents reside.   From there it gets complicated. One of the many exceptions to the general rule is [...]

Bill Introduced in Ohio Senate to Amend the “EMIS” Statute

  On July 17, 2014,  Senator La Rose, along with Senators Manning and Beagle, introduced Senate Bill 353 that would amend Ohio Revised Code Section 3301.0714, entitled “Guidelines for statewide education management information system,” in order to identify those at whom student violence was directed. Specifically, for every type of student discipline already reported through [...]

Ohio Attorney General Says Personal E-Mail Addresses May or May Not Be Public Records

A township fiscal officer sent an e-mail discussing township activities, conduct of trustees and legal counsel, and the fiscal officer’s impressions of that conduct to several hundred persons.  Apparently, an upcoming election prompted the fiscal officer to address these topics in his e-mail. A citizen made a public records request for copies of the fiscal [...]