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

2020 (Term Expires):

STEVEN AST PRINCIPAL BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HTS HS
ANDREW BRENNER ASSOC. PRINCIPAL MEDINA HS
PJ BURGETT PRINCIPAL FRANKLIN MONROE MS/HS
JASON CROWE PRINCIPAL MENTOR HS
DEVVON DETTRA PRINCIPAL MEADOWBROOK HS
GREG GARRIS PRINCIPAL KILBOURNE MS
BILL HARTMEYER PRINCIPAL BUCKEYE TRAIL HS
TRACY HERRHOLTZ ASST. PRINCIPAL CHAMPION HS
BENJAMIN JENKINS DIRECTOR SPECIAL ED WEST CLERMONT SCHOOLS
AKESHA JOSEPH PRINCIPAL LIBERTY HS
NED LAUVER ASST. PRINCIPAL WESTLAKE HS
CLAYTON LAVERCOMBE ASST. PRINCIPAL TIPPECANOE MS
DAVID MULLANE II PRINCIPAL MAHONING COUNTY CAREER & TECHNICAL
TIMOTHY NEAL PRINCIPAL CONNEAUT HS
JEFFREY SLATTERY PRINCIPAL HICKSVILLE HS
JUSTIN SLEUTZ PRINCIPAL ST CLAIRSVILLE HS
LARRY SMITH COLLEGE FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
THOMAS SZENDREY PRINCIPAL NORTH RIDGEVILLE HS
MARK TREEN ASST. PRINCIPAL STOW-MUNROE FALLS HS
BRIAN WILCH PRINCIPAL HUDSON HS

2021 (Term Expires):

WILLIAM BAYLIS II DIRECTOR OBERLIN CITY SCHOOLS
DERICK BUSENBURG PRINCIPAL JOHNSTOWN HS
MICHAEL COURY PRINCIPAL COPLEY HS
TAYLOR COX ASST. PRINCIPAL HAMILTON FRESHMAN CAMPUS
BOB FALKENSTEIN PRINCIPAL NORTH BALTIMORE MS/HS
MATT GALLATIN PRINCIPAL LIBERTY UNION HS
NEIL GUPTA DIRECTOR OF SEC EDUC WORTHINGTON CITY SCHOOLS
NATALIE JAMES PRINCIPAL RIDGEVIEW MS
MICHAEL KING PRINCIPAL BERKSHIRE JR/SR HS
BRADLEY LEYRER DIRECTOR WICKLIFFE CITY SCHOOLS
BRIAN MARTIN PRINCIPAL ROSS HS
MATTHEW MCCORKLE PRINCIPAL GREEN HS
BRIAN RACZ PRINCIPAL AUSTINTOWN FITCH HS
BRYAN SEWARD PRINCIPAL NORDONIA MS
BARBARA SHANER LEGISLATIVE LIAISON OHIOPRO ADVOCACY LLC
TIMOTHY VELOTTA PRINCIPAL CHARDON MS
KEVIN WOLFE PRINCIPAL EDGERTON HS
GARRY YOUNG III ASST. PRINCIPAL OLENTANGY ORANGE 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.