HOUSE BILL 48
Summary of House Bill 48
Rep. Adam Bird (District 63)
Local school boards
All Ohio school districts
Requires school boards to adopt a policy on "high standards" for educators "in the performance of professional duties"
What does House Bill 48 do?
House Bill 48 stipulates that each board of education should:
- "Adopt a policy declaring that the board expects all professional staff members to maintain high standards with respect to co-worker relationships and in the performance of duties"
- The policy must state that staff members should never:
- "Engage in political, partisan, ideological, or religious advocacy by compelling a student to adopt, affirm, or adhere to a specific political, partisan, ideological, or religious belief;" or,
- "Unfairly evaluate a student's work because it does not reflect a specific political, partisan, ideological, or religious belief."