For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. And McGown & Markling is very proud to remain among the select few law firms to receive a Tier 1 Ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in “Education Law” for every year […]
On February 1, 2019, Matthew John Markling and Patrick Vrobel are giving a legal update to school counselors in the Wadsworth City School District. This presentation will focus on school counselor duties, policies and emerging practices for supporting transgender students, recent case laws, and hypothetical situations.
On January 18, 2019, Matthew John Markling is giving a legal update to superintendents at the Fairfield County Educational Service Center. The Fairfield County Educational Service Center exists for the purpose of providing student centered educational leadership and supportive services to meet the individual and collective needs of the staff, students and boards of education […]
On January 17, 2019, the United States Department of Education announced the launch of a new program designed to curb the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion on children with disabilities within the nation’s school systems. The program has three components: (1) free appropriate public education compliance reviews for children with disabilities, (2) improved quality […]
On January 14, 2019, Governor Mike DeWine began his first day in office by issuing Executive Order 2019-05D, maintaining the anti-gender identity and expression discrimination position taken by Governor John Kasich less than a month earlier (which we blogged about here). This executive order may have come as a surprise to some as Governor DeWine […]
House Bill 66 creates mandatory notification procedures when a student is absent from a public school. The Act requires all public schools to make at least one attempt to notify the parents, guardians, or caretakers of a student who is absent from school without a legitimate excuse within the first 120 minutes of the start […]
Matthew John Markling serves as General Counsel for the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”) and McGown & Markling is a longstanding strategic partner with OESCA. Please click here to view the January 2nd, 2019 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the pending and enacted bills of interest to Ohio’s public education community. Bills are […]