Legal Wisdom

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

September 2021 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Masks in Schools - One of the most asked questions as school starts this fall is whether and how to institute mask/face covering policies. Read more >>

November 2021 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

“Mask to Stay” & “Test to Play” - Late last month the Ohio Department of Health released updated school quarantine guidance. Recognizing that out-of-school quarantining has unintended consequences of reducing in-school learning and adding strain on parents, schools, and local health departments, ODH announced new in-school alternatives to at home quarantining for staff and students. The new options are being termed “Mask to Stay” and “Mask to Play” options. Read more >>

December 2021 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Blended Learning Option – Senate Bill 229 - If passed into law, SB 229 introduced in September will offer a blended learning option to Ohio community schools this school year while presumptively meeting the requirements to receive full funding. Read more >>

January 2022 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Blended Learning Option – Senate Bill 229 - Recognizing that schools may need to address partial or whole school COVID outbreaks, SB 229 was signed into law in mid-December with immediate effectivity as emergency legislation. Read more >>

February 2022 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Virtual Meetings – House Bill 51 In late January the Ohio Senate amended House Bill 51 to allow public bodies to meet virtually through June 30, 2022. This temporary adjustment to Ohio Open Meetings Act’s requirement that members of a public body must attend in-person to count toward quorum and voting mirrors the previous law passed earlier in the COVID pandemic. Read more >>

January 2022 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Blended Learning Option – Senate Bill 229 - Recognizing that schools may need to address partial or whole school COVID outbreaks, SB 229 was signed into law in mid-December with immediate effectivity as emergency legislation. Read more >>

April 2022 - by: Amy Goodson Co., LLC. for Ohio Community School Board members

Virtual Meetings – House Bill 51 House Bill 51 allow public bodies such as community schools to meet
virtually through June 30, 2022. This temporary adjustment to Ohio Open Meetings Act’s requirement that members of a public body must attend in-person to count toward quorum and voting mirrors the previous law passed earlier in the COVID pandemic. Read more >>