Superintendent’s Legislative Update

In an effort to keep our community informed about legislative activity pertaining to education, the most recent update is as follows (Facts in a Flash, Jennifer Hogue, Ohio School Boards Association, 2014):

  • Senate activity
    • HB 367 (Driehaus, D-Cincinnati/Sprague, R-Findlay) Requires the health curriculum of each school district to include instruction in prescription opioid abuse prevention. Now heads to house for concurrence.
    • HB 178 (Phillips, D-Albany)Changes to the law dealing with school safety drills in public and private schools.
    • HB 290 (Stebelton, R-Lancaster) Allows for the use of school district premises by members of the public and immunity from civil liability for a school district and schools when permitting members of the public to use school premises.
  •  House activity
    • SB 96 (LaRose, R-Copley Township)Requires one-half unit of world history in the high school social studies curriculum. Now heads to the Senate for concurrence.
  •  Senate Education Committee

    • HB 113 (Antonio, D-Lakewood/Henne, R-Clayton) Makes changes related to excusing students from the high school physical education requirement.
    • HB 460 (Brenner, R-Powell/Driehaus, D-Cincinnati)Authorizes school districts and community schools to initiate a community learning process to assist and guide school restructuring.

Thank you to the Ohio School Boards association for providing Facts in a Flash.

Please contact Dr. Hill with questions or comments.