Legislative

The Legislative Committee of OASSA is charged with the responsibility for designing and implementing the legislative positions of OASSA. It will develop an awareness of legislative expertise and procedure and cooperate with all organizations interested in the promotion of education in Ohio.

Functions of the Committee may be:

  1. To canvass the membership yearly to determine the needs of OASSA members in the field of legislation.
  2. To deliberate carefully on the findings of the survey and determine which items can be merged into the legislative projections for the year.
  3. To determine the feasibility of the legislative proposals.
  4. To help conduct a program of information for OASSA members as the legislative year develops.
  5. To set up a statewide network of secondary administrators for legislative action and contracts.
  6. To develop a system of “minutemen” who shall be available for immediate summons to Columbus for legislative hearings.
  7. To develop a working relationship with the State Department of Education, BASA, OSBA, OAESA, and other organizations supporting a common program.
  8. To promote membership in the Administrator, Board Members, and Citizens Political Action Committee.

Members of the 2020-2021 Legislative Committee are:

Chairperson, Bob Knisely, Principal, Perry MS

2021 (Term Expires):

STEVEN AST PRINCIPAL BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HTS HS
WILLIAM BAYLIS II DIRECTOR OBERLIN CITY SCHOOLS
DERICK BUSENBURG PRINCIPAL JOHNSTOWN HS
TAYLOR COX ASST. PRINCIPAL HAMILTON FRESHMAN SCHOOL
MATT GALLATIN PRINCIPAL BUCKEYE VALLEY MS
JOHN GIES PRINCIPAL SHELBY HS
NEIL GUPTA DIRECTOR OF SEC EDUC WORTHINGTON CITY SCHOOLS
NATALIE JAMES PRINCIPAL RIDGEVIEW MS
MICHAEL KING PRINCIPAL BERKSHIRE JR/SR HS
ROBERT KNISELY PRINCIPAL PERRY MS
BRADLEY LEYRER DIRECTOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS WICKLIFFE CITY SCHOOLS
BRIAN MARTIN PRINCIPAL ROSS HS
MATTHEW MCCORKLE PRINCIPAL GREEN HS
BRIAN RACZ ASST. PRINCIPAL AUSTINTOWN FITCH HS
BRYAN SEWARD PRINCIPAL NORDONIA MS
BARBARA SHANER LEGISLATIVE LIAISON OHIOPRO ADVOCACY LLC
TIMOTHY VELOTTA PRINCIPAL CHARDON MS
KEVIN WOLFE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ELMWOOD HS
GARRY YOUNG III ASST. PRINCIPAL OLENTANGY ORANGE HS

 

2022 (Term Expires):

DIANE AGNES AREA SUPERINTENDENT COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS
BEN BAPTIST ASST. PRINCIPAL PICKERINGTON LAKEVIEW JR HS
ANDREW BRENNER ASSOC. PRINCIPAL MEDINA HS
PJ BURGETT PRINCIPAL FRANKLIN MONROE MS/HS
RICHARD COOPER ASST. PRINCIPAL PICKERINGTON HS CENTRAL
JASON CROWE PRINCIPAL MENTOR HS
DAVID EBY PRINCIPAL NORTH CANTON MS
ROB FELLOWS PRINCIPAL ANDERSON HS
JEFFREY HARTMANN PRINCIPAL STOW-MUNROE FALLS HS
BENJAMIN JENKINS SUPERVISOR OLENTANGY LOCAL SCHOOLS
ROBYN JORDAN ASSOC. PRINCIPAL WILLIAM MASON HS
NED LAUVER ASST. PRINCIPAL WESTLAKE HS
CLAYTON LAVERCOMBE ASST. PRINCIPAL SYCAMORE JR HS
SHYLA METSKER PRINCIPAL WICKLIFFE HS
JOSH MEYER PRINCIPAL COVINGTON HS
VISHTASP NUGGUD PRINCIPAL LEARWOOD MS
DAVID SLAMER PRINCIPAL CARLISLE HS
JUSTIN SLEUTZ PRINCIPAL ST CLAIRSVILLE HS
BRANDON STANFILL DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES THE MIAMI SCHOOL
JASON STEPHAN PRINCIPAL ARCANUM HS
DAVID TORRENCE PRINCIPAL XENIA HS
NOLAN WICKARD PRINCIPAL WOODMORE HS

Committee Info

Location
8050 N. High Street, Ste. 180
Columbus, Ohio 43235-6484

Times
Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and usually end after lunch (provided by OASSA). The Legislative Committee meets two times per school year. The other committees meet once per school year.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding any of the committees or are interested in being a member of any committee, please contact Dr. Timothy Freeman, OASSA Executive Director either by email tfreeman@oassa.org or call him @ 614-430-8311.