This course will provide an overview of recent changes in legislation, as well as examine pending legislation in the 135th General Assembly, that impact public finance and tax levy law in Ohio.
The course will provide attendees with essential information related to public school finance and tax levy law, which impacts the funding, cash balance management, and forecasting for Ohio public schools.
Statement of Accreditation Rationale: The course will enhance the attendees’ understanding of the Ohio statutes and other laws related to the revenue stream and predictability of funding for public school districts so that school district officials and employees can budget and forecast. In addition, the course will cover other changes (and proposed changes) to Ohio law that impact the management of public school districts. This information is essential to protect school business officials 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.