School District Law Back In Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 23 in a legal fight over the state law that shifted operational control of poor-performing school districts from locally elected boards to unelected CEOs. The Youngstown school board and school employees’ unions argue the law violates the Ohio Constitution. They also say lawmakers violated a procedural rule when the divisive House Bill 70 was pushed through the Legislature in 2015. The state denies those arguments and says the law should stand.