The Ohio state Board of Education has postponed its decision on regulating seclusion rooms and restraint in schools. Seclusion rooms are supposed to be safe places for children who are acting violently. But an investigation this year by The Columbus Dispatch and StateImpact Ohio found the rooms are often misused.
Ohio does not currently regulate the use of seclusion rooms in schools.
But more than 100 parents, educators and other commenters weighed in on the Ohio state Board of Education’s plan to start doing so.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state cannot continue to a certain kind of tax money for non highway projects.
The state is spending about 140 million dollars each year that it gets from the commercial activities tax on fuel purchases for things that don’t involve highway maintenance and construction. A couple of county engineers and some businesses thought that was a violation of the state constitution because, under it, tax money collected on fuel is to go for highway purposes.
Oil and gas drilling companies in Ohio have been in the spotlight this week. Governor Kasich raised concerns that these companies are bringing out of state workers to fill these jobs. Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler joins Emily McCord to discuss the relationship between the Governor and the Oil and Gas Industry in Ohio.