Legal Wisdom

In the list below you will find information shared from Ohio Attorneys who specialize in charter schools.

August 2020 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Remote Learning Plan HB 164 permits certain public schools, including brick and mortar community schools, that have not otherwise been approved to use blended learning to adopt a plan for providing instruction using a remote model for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more >>

July 2020 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019. As this month’s edition details, Ohio House Bill 164 covers a wide range of education related matters. However, the bill was originally introduced to address religious expression in schools. Read more >>

June 2020 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Return to School in Fall??? On June 2nd Governor DeWine announced that schools will reopen with in-person attendance this fall. The governor stated that individual districts could determine start dates. Read more >>

May 2020 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Student Attendance During the Coronavirus Crisis While Ohio House Bill 197 provides flexibility in allowing schools to provide instruction remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, the emergency legislation does not waive the instructional hours requirements. Community schools still must provide a minimum of 920 hours of learning opportunities this school year as in any other year. Read more >>

April 2020 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Teleconference Meetings Ohio House Bill 197 permits, during the period of the emergency declared by Governor DeWine’s March 9th Executive Order, members of a public body to hold and attend meetings by teleconference, video conference, or other similar electronic technology. Read more >>

Legal Update

February/March 2020 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Public Records A public record is: - a record that is kept by a public office; - with information stored on a fixed medium; - created or received by or coming under the jurisdiction of a public office; and - documents the functions, policies, procedures, operations or other activities of a public office.

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