This course on Vendor Contracts will provide an in-depth look at the statutory requirements designed to ensure the integrity of public contracts.
Meeting Ohio Standards for School Treasurers, Financial Management 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4, the attendee will have a clear understanding of the ORC 5705.41 requirements and contract pitfalls to avoid. This session will meet Ohio Treasurer's office continuing education standards in cash management, specifically internal controls and government transparency.
The course will provide the attendee will have a clear understanding of the ORC 5705.41 requirements and contract pitfalls to avoid.
The course will enhance the attendees’ understanding of the Ohio statutes and other laws related to provisions included in vendor contracts so that school district officials and employees can understand the rationale behind the laws in order to assist in identifying issues and helping to protect themselves and their districts from violations and liability, as well as to protect the public’s trust in our public agencies.
Katie Johnson is the Deputy Executive Director of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO). Prior to joining OASBO, she practiced as a public finance attorney, serving as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in debt and lease financings, and as general counsel for Ohio political subdivisions, particularly school districts.
In addition, she has experience working with school districts throughout Ohio on bond issues, note issues, leases, contracts, tax levies, public records, and other matters of concern to school business officials.
As OASBO’s Deputy Executive Director, she serves as in-house legal counsel, keeping staff and OASBO members abreast of legal and regulatory compliance issues in school business.
Prior to beginning her legal career, Katie was a middle school mathematics teacher. She has continued to work with school district throughout her career as a public finance attorney and now as OASBO’s Deputy Executive Director.Katie is currently the President of Ohio Women in Public Finance.