Build your district’s business advisory council; operating standards now available
Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code 3313.82 and 3313.821) requires every school district and educational service center to have a business advisory council. To help build relationships between businesses and schools, the Ohio Department of Education and Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation have developed standards for the operation of business advisory councils.
Businesses are important partners that can help shape the educational experiences of all students in Ohio schools. They can join with schools to share news about job trends and opportunities, as well as economic changes that will affect jobs. They also can play a role in district curriculum development and help create new opportunities for students, such as work-based learning experiences.
Find a summary of next steps for districts and educational service centers here. For questions about the new requirements for business advisory councils, email James Turner or call (614) 728-2794.