Smooth out the Compliance Bump in Transportation – Understanding the List of Assurances Requirement Webinar

Date: 05/25/22 at 10 AM

Location: Online

Cost: Free


House Bill (HB) 110, the budget bill of the 134th General Assembly, mandated new requirements for school districts regarding the transportation of students to community schools and non-public schools. In turn, the Ohio Department of Education has put a transportation compliance monitoring system in place which allows for monitoring and enforcement of transportation responsibilities outlined in Ohio Revised Code 3327.01, 3327. 016, and division (B) of 3327.017.

As part of these new requirements, school transportation directors and school superintendents or treasurers must sign a List of Assurances form and submit it to ODE no later than August 1. 

Join OSBA, BASA, ODE, and OASBO for a webinar where we will walk participants through the List of Assurances form and the 14 questions and statements on the form to which districts must respond. ODE personnel will be on hand to answer questions from participants. 

Doug Palmer, Transportation Consultant, OSBA
Katie Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, OASBO
Kevin Miller, Director of Governmental Relations, BASA  




Doug Palmer

Transportation Consultant, OSBA

Doug Palmer, OSBA, Transportation Consultant, started accumulating logistic experience in 1981 as a school bus driver, 20 years of regional route planning and truckload delivery, 10 years as school transportation supervisor and as five years a transportation consultant at OSBA.

Kevin Miller

Director of Governmental Relations, BASA

Dr. Kevin Miller was a public educator for 36 years. He was an English teacher and principal at Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School before becoming Superintendent of Hicksville Village Schools in Defiance County. While at Hicksville, Dr. Miller worked with the community on the design and construction of a new Pre-K through 12 school building. During his tenure there, Hicksville Schools were rated “Excellent with Distinction” by the Ohio Department of Education and received national recognition from the Southern Regional Education board as a “High Schools That Work” Pacesetter School.   

Dr. Miller served as superintendent of Ottawa Hills Schools from 2010 to 2019. Ottawa Hills Schools are considered among the very best in Ohio and the nation. In 2015, Ottawa Hills became the first district in Ohio to earn all A’s on its district and building Local Report Cards issued by the Ohio Department of Education. The district repeated that feat in 2016, ’17, ’18, and ‘19—the only school district in Ohio to do so. Ottawa Hills has received statewide and national recognition by Forbes, US News and World Report, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

On August 1, 2019, Dr. Miller became the Director of Governmental Relations for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA). In that position, he lobbies on behalf of public school districts across Ohio and serves as a liaison between the Statehouse and Ohio’s superintendents.   

Dr. Miller lives in New Albany with his wife, Carla, and their four sons: Yale, Collin, Breckin, and Sterling.     

Katie Johnson, Esq.

Deputy Executive Director, OASBO

Katie Johnson is the Deputy Executive Director of Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO). As Deputy Executive Director, Katie serves as the advocacy lead for the association and as in-house legal counsel, keeping staff and members abreast of legal and regulatory compliance issues in school business. In addition, she develops curriculum to support OASBO’s strategic plan and the Ohio school business profession.

Prior to joining OASBO, Katie represented school districts as a public finance attorney, focusing her practice on serving as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in debt and lease financings and as general counsel for Ohio political subdivisions. Specifically, Katie worked with school districts on bond issues, note issues, leases, tax levies, public records and other matters of concern to school business officials.

Katie also serves on boards and committees focused on public finance, including serving as a member on the Finance and Appropriations Committee for Columbus City School District, as Treasurer of the Confluence Community Authority, and as President of the Ohio Chapter of Women in Public Finance. 

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Smooth out the Compliance Bump in Transportation – Understanding the “List of Assurances” Requirement Webinar
05/25/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
05/25/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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