A Loss in the Neola Family

It is with deep sadness that we share this news with you:  Richard N. Clapp (“Dick”), Ph.D., President/CEO of Neola, Inc., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2020. Dick earned his bachelor’s degree at Hiram College and his master’s degree and Doctorate of Philosophy from Kent State University.  He served seventeen years as a […]


OHIO SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY WORKSHOP Event Recording: Recorded video link The keynote presentation will only be live streamed and it will not be made available with the recorded material. Handouts Jesse Weinberger: Parent Presentation Handout – April 2019 Jesse Weinberger: Professor Development and Educator’s Handout Neola: USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA-po7544 Neola: SOCIAL MEDIA-ag7544 Neola: Archiving Social […]

Neola’s 2017 Policy Forum, Golf Outing, and Reception

 TO:   MASA 2017 Fall Conference Attendees FROM:   Richard N. Clapp, Ph.D. The new owners of the Interlochen Golf Club in Interlochen, Michigan are welcoming us back for Neola’s policy forum and golf outing.  It will be held at on Tuesday, September 19th.  As in past years, coffee and pastries will be available at 9:00 am, […]

Progress on our transition to BoardDocs

  Neola Inc. and Emerald Data Solutions, the company behind BoardDocs, have partnered to develop a new policy publishing and editing platform for Neola. The web-based platform vastly reduces the turnaround time between adoption of new policies or policy changes and online publication, and makes the editing process considerably easier. It was introduced in Wisconsin […]

Let’s Talk Policy at NSBA

In your virtual travels, you’ve landed on the website for Neola Inc., a K-12 policy development company that currently operates in seven states: Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia and Florida. If, in your actual travels, you are planning to attend the 2017 National School Boards Association annual conference in Denver March 25-27, please […]

Neola forges relationship with Dinsmore and Shohl law firm

STOW, OHIO – Neola, a public education policy development provider with more than 1,300 clients in seven states including West Virginia, has announced a legal relationship with Dinsmore & Shohl, an Ohio-based law firm with five offices in the Mountain State. The affiliation, effective immediately, will enable Neola to continue to provide personalized, warranted, high-quality […]

BIG changes are coming for Neola’s policy publishing platform

  Neola is excited to announce our new BoardDocs based policy editing and publishing platform. This new web platform will allow districts to edit, process, publish, and share policies in one place. The platform promises faster turnaround time, better collaboration, and an evolving set of tools to help districts with their policy needs. Neola understands […]


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