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 2019-2020 Legislative Committee are:

Chairperson, Bob Knisely, Principal, Perry MS

2020 (Term Expires):

STEVEN ASTPRINCIPALBRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HTS HS
ANDREW BRENNERASSOC. PRINCIPALMEDINA HS
PJ BURGETTPRINCIPALFRANKLIN MONROE MS/HS
JASON CROWEPRINCIPALMENTOR HS
DEVVON DETTRAPRINCIPALMEADOWBROOK HS
GREG GARRISPRINCIPALKILBOURNE MS
BILL HARTMEYERPRINCIPALBUCKEYE TRAIL HS
TRACY HERRHOLTZASST. PRINCIPALCHAMPION HS
BENJAMIN JENKINSDIRECTOR SPECIAL EDWEST CLERMONT SCHOOLS
AKESHA JOSEPHPRINCIPALLIBERTY HS
NED LAUVERASST. PRINCIPALWESTLAKE HS
CLAYTON LAVERCOMBEASST. PRINCIPALTIPPECANOE MS
DAVID MULLANE IIPRINCIPALMAHONING COUNTY CAREER & TECHNICAL
TIMOTHY NEALPRINCIPALCONNEAUT HS
JEFFREY SLATTERYPRINCIPALHICKSVILLE HS
JUSTIN SLEUTZPRINCIPALST CLAIRSVILLE HS
LARRY SMITHCOLLEGE FACULTYUNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
THOMAS SZENDREYPRINCIPALNORTH RIDGEVILLE HS
MARK TREENASST. PRINCIPALSTOW-MUNROE FALLS HS
BRIAN WILCHPRINCIPALHUDSON HS


2021 (Term Expires):

WILLIAM BAYLIS IIDIRECTOROBERLIN CITY SCHOOLS
DERICK BUSENBURGPRINCIPALJOHNSTOWN HS
MICHAEL COURYPRINCIPALCOPLEY HS
TAYLOR COXASST. PRINCIPALHAMILTON FRESHMAN CAMPUS
BOB FALKENSTEINPRINCIPALNORTH BALTIMORE MS/HS
MATT GALLATINPRINCIPALLIBERTY UNION HS
NEIL GUPTADIRECTOR OF SEC EDUCWORTHINGTON CITY SCHOOLS
NATALIE JAMESPRINCIPALRIDGEVIEW MS
MICHAEL KINGPRINCIPALBERKSHIRE JR/SR HS
BRADLEY LEYRERDIRECTORWICKLIFFE CITY SCHOOLS
BRIAN MARTINPRINCIPALROSS HS
MATTHEW MCCORKLEPRINCIPALGREEN HS
BRIAN RACZPRINCIPALAUSTINTOWN FITCH HS
BRYAN SEWARDPRINCIPALNORDONIA MS
BARBARA SHANERLEGISLATIVE LIAISONOHIOPRO ADVOCACY LLC
TIMOTHY VELOTTAPRINCIPALCHARDON MS
KEVIN WOLFEPRINCIPALEDGERTON HS
GARRY YOUNG IIIASST. PRINCIPALOLENTANGY ORANGE HS