Sales Tax Holiday

From the Ohio Department of Taxation

S.B. 243 enacted a one-time sales tax holiday to occur only in 2015. The holiday starts on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at 1-800-304-3211, or e-mail us.

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Webinar Opportunity

How can parents become allies for inclusion? What strategies help to strengthen the ties between families, communities and out-of-school time programs, so all students enjoy meaningful participation? Look for answers in this webinar:

Inclusion in 21st CCLC Environments:
Strengthening Connections With Families and Communities

Thursday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Register now at
https://1sourceevents.adobeconnect.com/inclusionin21stcclcenvironments/event/event_info.html

Learn practical and effective ways to make your program more inviting to families of students with disabilities, such as strategies for building two-way communication and for bridging school and community resources. Hear about ways to provide individualized supports, to connect with culturally diverse populations and to leverage community resources. Combined, these practices can help students with special needs thrive in the out-of-school time environment.

Presenters
• Trina Valdez, Ph.D., Site Coordinator, 21st CCLC Historic Scott School Arts and Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT
• Eileen Radigan, Ph.D., Human Services Faculty at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
• Delfa Garcia, M.A., Inclusion Specialist at Kids Included Together (KIT)

This webinar is intended for state coordinators, program directors, site coordinators, practitioners, community partners, families and others interested in learning more about supporting all students in 21st CCLC programs. All participants are welcome to ask questions and join in discussions.

This is the third in a series of inclusion-focused webinars created by Lessons From the Field — Supporting All Students, Including Students With Disabilities, a technical assistance project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Register now at
https://1sourceevents.adobeconnect.com/inclusionin21stcclcenvironments/event/event_info.html

Y4Y Panel Discussion on Creating Parent-Community Advisory Boards

21st Century Grantees:

Join this free webinar on how to mobilize parents and local resources for your site! Join Y4Y on April 7 as they look at how parent-community advisory boards can deepen family and community engagement for 21st CCLC programs. This virtual event will be a webinar and panel discussion with experienced out-of-school time staff. A Q & A will follow.

Y4Y Panel Discussion on Creating Parent-Community Advisory Boards
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Cost: FREE

Register for this event at:  https://events-na12.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1311850352/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_landing.html?sco-id=1330210207&_charset_=utf-8

Don’t miss this chance to learn how to mobilize parents and local resources for your site! Join Y4Y on April 7 as we look at how parent-community advisory boards can deepen family and community engagement for 21st CCLC programs.

This virtual event will be a webinar and panel discussion with experienced out-of-school time staff. A Q & A will follow.
• Lynn Malinoff, Eastern Michigan University, Bright Futures 21st CCLC Programs, Ypsilanti, Michigan
• Cynthia Okazaki, Parents and Children Together (PACT), Kaneohe Community Family Center (KCFC), Kaneohe, HI
• Lea Ann Johnson, Lincoln Community Learning Centers, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska

Y4Y trainers will highlight Y4Y tools and resources that can help with setting up and maintaining an advisory board. Register to get tips and strategies from your colleagues across the nation.

New Webinar on Improving Out-of-School Time Program Quality

 

If you work in an out-of-school time (OST) setting, you know that measuring program quality is becoming increasingly important. Many OST professionals find it beneficial to tap into the perspectives of young people to help them with planning, and to make the most of what’s working in their programs.

Join us for Just Ask Them: Engaging Young People to Strengthen Out-of-School Time Program Quality, a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 12PM – 1PM, CDT. During the webinar, participants will learn
•What youth voice is and why it matters
•Practical ways to cultivate youth voice and perspectives
•How Search Institute’s new Youth and Program Strengths (YAPS) Survey will help you measure the quality of your program

This webinar will feature Kent Pekel, Ed.D., President and CEO of Search Institute; Jenna Sethi, Ph.D., Research Associate; and Justin Roskopf, Senior Survey Specialist.

Go to the Search Institute website at http://www.search-institute.org/blog/out-of-school-time-program-quality-webinar to register,