Office of Legal and Labor Relations
The DPS Office of Legal and Labor Relations advises the Dayton Board of Education and its officials on legal and personnel matters as they arise. In addition, the legal department revises and updates school system policies and regulations, reviews potential contracts with outside vendors, and hears the grievances and disciplines of unionized employees. The legal department also reviews allegations of harassment and discrimination to ensure the district is in compliance with all Board policies and local, state, and federal laws.
To provide the Board and its designees with prompt and thorough guidance regarding school related legal issues.
What We Do:
- Represent the Board and its designees in federal, state, local and administrative legal proceedings;
- Provide legal guidance to ensure effective operation of the district;
- Assist the Board and the Superintendent in updating and developing administrative policies and procedures that ensure school safety and improve efficiencies;
- Act as a hearing officer for disciplinary actions to address employee misconduct;
- Act as a hearing officer for grievances filed by union employees to ensure district compliance with the current collective bargaining agreements;
- Represent the District in arbitrations;
- Ensure the District’s compliance with federal, state and local laws regarding harassment and discrimination;
- Represent the District in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements between the district and the unions
Bargaining Unit Contracts
Dayton Education Association (DEA) - Teachers
Dayton Education Association (DEA) - Reserve Teachers
OAPSE Transportation Local 627 - Bus Drivers
OAPSE Transportation Local 627 - Bus Drivers (current)
OAPSE Headstart Local 155 - Headstart (no longer part of DPS)
OAPSE Local 156 - Mechanics
OAPSE Local 156 - Mechanics (current)
OAPSE Local 643 - Paraprofessionals
OAPSE Local 643 - Paraprofessionals (current)
OAPSE Clerical Chapter 158 - Clerical (current)
OAPSE Local 191, Lead child care teachers, mental health technicians, and occupational and physical therapy assistants (current)
OAPSE Local 191 - Lead child care teachers, mental health technicians, and occupational and physical therapy assistants
In accordance with the Ohio Public Records Act, Dayton Public Schools is committed to providing access to public documents that are created and maintained by the district. Public records requests are handled by the Office of Public Information (Administration Building, 115 S. Ludlow St., Dayton; phone – 937-542-3052) and may be made in person, by mail, by phone, by e-mail, or by completing this form.
By law, a requester does not have to identify him or herself or the purpose of the request. However, providing us with more information about the nature of your request often assists us in obtaining the correct documents for your request.
The district charges a fee for copies (10 cents per page) or other media used to fulfill your request (such as CDs).