Congress

Legislation Submission Overview

The OSDA uses a single, year-long docket for Middle School Congressional Debate.

Any OSDA middle school student is encouraged to submit appropriate legislation to his/her coach. All legislation shall follow guidelines set by the National Speech and Debate Association and be typed using the OSDA Legislation Templates.

Once a coach has received the legislation and has verified it is in the proper format, s/he shall submit it to the District Designee for Congress by the October 1 deadline. It is suggested that all District pieces be submitted to the OSDA Designee at the same time.

Once the coach has submitted the legislation to the District Designee, the District Designee shall forward all appropriate legislation to the OSDA Congress Designee -- Jodi West. Legislation will then be organized and posted on the OSDA website by October 15.

The Middle School Congressional Debate docket will last for the entire season.

Important Dates

October 1

Submissions for 2018-2019 MS Congress Docket Due

October 15

OSDA 2018-2019 MS Congress Docket Posted

District Congress Liaisons

Akron: Anthony Paridon - Norton (Aparido1@kent.edu)

Canton: Kayla Hrindak - Louisville (khrindak@lepapps.org)

Cleveland: Amy Roediger - Mentor (roedigerac@yahoo.com)

Columbus: Jeff Gottke - Mt. Vernon (jgottke@mvcsd.us)

GMV: Matt Deters - Oakwood (deters.matt@oakwoodschools.org)

Toledo: Keevan Hazel - Sylvania Northview (KHazel@sylvaniaschools.org)

Youngstown: Jodi West - Poland (Jodi.M.West@gmail.com)

Past OSDA HS Legislation