Vol 68: First Semester Recap, State Policy Priorities, HB 169

CEO First Semester Recaps

CEO recaps first semester

State Policy Priorities

Winter 2021/22

Legislative Priorities

  • Mask & Vaccine Prohibitions

    o HB 218 (COVID Vaccine-Qualified Immunities)

  • Critical Race Theory

    o HB 322 (Race, Sex Education in Schools)

    o HB 327 (Stop Teaching of Divisive Concepts)

  • Voucher Expansion

    o HB 290 (Express Intent for School Funding Formula)

  • Guns in Schools

    o HB 99 (Armed Persons Within School Safety Zone)

  • Property Value Challenges

    o HB 126 (Property Values)

  • Budget Clean-Up Items

    o Transportation Language

    o Unused School Facility

    Mask & Vaccine Prohibitions

    · Continue to monitor proposals which could impact COVID-19 health and safety protocols for students, staff and visitors

    · HB 218 (Cutrona) would prohibit employers, schools or institutions of higher education from requiring vaccines that have not been approved by the FDA; provide exemptions for such mandates for medical contraindications, natural immunity and reasons of personal conscience

    Critical Race Theory

    · Monitor and submit testimony opposing efforts to address the prohibition of so-called “divisive” concepts

    · HB 327 (Grendell/Fowler) would prohibit the promotion of divisive concepts by K-12 schools, state institutions of higher education, political subdivisions, and state agencies

    Voucher Expansion

    · Develop long-term strategy to stem the expansion of vouchers, including but not limited to building coalitions with suburban districts, business

    · HB 290 (McClain/John) would allow families to take a student’s share of state funding to their school of choice, a concept supporters call the “backpack bill”

    Guns in Schools

    · Monitor and submit testimony opposing efforts which propose to reduce basic training and other requirements for armed school staff

    · HB 99 (Hall) would exempt armed school staff within a school safety zone from basic peace officer training program requirement

    Property Value Challenges

    · Continue to oppose efforts which would eliminate the ability or hinder efforts for school districts to contest property values

    · HB 126 (Merrin) would require local governments that contest property values to formally pass an authorizing resolution for each contest and to notify property owners

Budget Clean Up ItemsA look at Ohio bills aimed at restricting teaching of racismA look at Ohio bills aimed at restricting teaching of racism

Monitor the implementation and rules process for budget (HB 110) items including:

  • Transportation Language

    · Pick-up and drop off times

    · Mass transit/transfer requirements

    · Payment in lieu of transportation

    Sale of lease of school district property

    · “Unused school facility” definition, 60% threshold

    · Effective date, July 1, 2022

CMSD 360 - Week of December 18th, 2021

CMSD 360 - Week of December 18, 2021

Mayor-Elect Bibb with Civics 2.0 Scholars

Thank you to Mayor Elect Bibb and newly elected City Councilmembers for joining the CMSD Board and Design Lab High School Civics 2.0 scholars for our meet and greet! We look forward to working with each of you!

Tri-C Parent University Learning Series

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Federal Legislative Update

HB 169 – Federal COVID Dollars

Last week, the Ohio General Assembly advanced more than $4 billion in federal pandemic relief funds to Governor DeWine. HB 169 passed out of the House chamber’s final voting session of the year and will allocate around $2.4 billion to ODE and the federal coronavirus school relief fund.

  • Governor Emergency Education Relief - $33,803,196, of which $9 million is earmarked for the establishment or expansion of school-based health centers

  • Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools - $155,190,488

  • Federal COVID School Relief - $ 2.28 billion

  • ARP – Homeless Children and Youth - $7,327,165

Some of the federal COVID relief fund earmarked includes:

  • State broadband backbone middle mile connection/bandwidth increases

  • Student wellness and success initiatives

  • Address educator shortages

  • Chronic absenteeism reduction strategies

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