Senate Bill 5, which was signed by Governor Kasich on March 31, 2011, is game-changing legislation for public employers. While much of the media focus has dealt with the collective bargaining provisions of the law, this broad measure impacts numerous aspects of public employment. All school district employees, including teachers, administrators and nonteaching employees, are impacted by these changes. Indeed, Senate Bill 5 provides some of the most sweeping education reforms in decades – in addition to the changes to collective bargaining. Due to Ohio’s referendum process, however, it is unclear when, or if, Senate Bill 5 will become law.

For an in-depth discussion and analysis of various items included in Senate Bill 5 that impact Ohio’s public school districts, follow the links below.