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HB 597 Introduced to Do Away with Common Core

On July 28, 2014, Ohio House Bill 597 was introduced to repeal and replace the Common Core Initiative academic standards and related assessment system.  The stated purpose of the H.B. 597 is to repeal or rescind the adoption of the Common Core Initiative academic standards as the state’s primary and secondary academic content standards in [...]

Legal Hotline Seminars: Sign Up for Cleveland or Youngstown

As part of our firm’s service to the Ohio Schools Council, we established a “hotline” program that enables member school districts to pre-purchase legal services at a discounted rate.  In addition, the firm presents an annual seminar.  This year, our attorneys will be speaking on current issues impacting school districts and their administrators, including the following topics [...]

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 [...]