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October 16th, 2017 OESCA Legislative e-Update

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 October 16th, 2017 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the pending and enacted bills of interest to Ohio’s public education community. Bills […]

Matthew John Markling Attends Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys Special Education Roundtable

On October 18, 2017, Matthew John Markling is attending the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys Special Education Roundtable, which consists of fellow school board attorneys dedicated to the practice of special education. Mr. Markling’s dedication toward special education goes beyond roundtables. For example, Mr. Markling and his wife established the Markling Family Foundation to improve the […]

Matthew John Markling Presents to Fairfield County Superintendents

On October 18, 2017, Matthew John Markling is giving a legal update to superintendents at the Fairfield County Educational Service Center with a focus on business advisory councils. 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 […]

October Is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This October, McGown & Markling yet again joins schools and organizations nationwide in observation of National Bullying Prevention Month. We encourage everyone to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. STOMP Out Bullying™ has a great resource webpage, which can […]

Judicial Guidance For Terminating School Employees

In Fox v. Huron City School Dist. Bd. of. Edn., 2017-Ohio-7984, a school board’s decision to terminate a superintendent was affirmed by an Ohio appellate court. This must read case is very important because it emphasizes the importance of (1) considering the recommendation of the referee as the school board determines whether to order the […]