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, 2015):

Budget Update

The Senate Finance Committee met and heard reports from each subcommittee chair on House Bill (HB) 64, the biennial budget. During their reports, the chairs of each subcommittee recapped the testimony they had received over the last several weeks.

The Senate is expected to unveil its substitute bill on June 8, followed by four days of public testimony from June 9 to June 12. The Senate plans to vote on the bill June 17.

Ohio Senate Finance Education Subcommittee

The Senate Finance Education Subcommittee continued its hearings on House Bill (HB) 2, dealing with the sponsorship and management of community schools, and Senate Bill 148, which would make changes to the law addressing the governance, operation and management of community schools. It is unclear at this time what the plans are for the bills. The Senate could choose to act on each bill individually, merge them or add them to the budget bill.

New Education-Related Bills

  • HB 231: Reps. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) — to require counties, municipal corporations, townships and school boards that file complaints against the valuation of property they do not own to pass a resolution approving the complaint and specifying the compensation paid to any person retained to represent them in the complaint.

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

Please contact Dr. Hill with questions or comments.