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 Legislative Committee are:

Chairperson: Bob Knisely, Principal, Perry MS

2018 (term expires)
Steven Ast, Principal, Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS
Christopher Baker, Principal, Bellbrook HS
Andrew Brenner, Associate Principal, Medina HS
Kacy Carter, Principal, Jackson MS
Michael Coury, Principal, Copley HS
Bill Dobbins, Principal, Arcadia MS/HS
Keith Edenfield, Principal, David Anderson JR/SR HS
Jennifer Grimes, Principal, Eastern HS (Brown Co)
Kevin Jakub, Principal, Independence MS
Benjamin Jenkins, Supervisor, Delaware City Schools
Kevin Johnson, Assistant Principal, Worthington Kilbourne HS
Timothy Neal, Principal, Conneaut HS
David Slamer, Principal, Edgewood MS
Jason Stephan, Principal, Arcanum HS
Victoria Swartz, Director, Findlay City Schools
Thomas Szendrey, Principal, North Ridgeville HS

2019 (term expires)
William Baylis, Principal, Oberlin HS
Roger Cade, Principal, Edgerton HS
Patrick Coleman, Assistant Principal, Lorain HS
Jason Conrad, Principal, Perry HS
Bob Falkenstein, Principal, North Baltimore MS/HS
Matt Gallatin, Principal, Liberty Union HS
Neil Gupta, Director of Secondary Education, Worthington City Schools
Jeremy Kuhlman, Principal, Ayersville HS
Brian Martin, Principal, Ross HS
Dustin Miller, Principal, Dublin Jerome HS
Bryan Seward, Principal, Nordonia MS
Barbara Shaner, Legislative Liaison, OASSA
Wes Weaver, Principal, Licking Valley HS
Brian Wilch, Principal, Hudson HS
Kevin Wolf, Assistant Principal, New Philadelphia HS
Garry Young, Principal, Encore Academy