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Matthew John Markling Presents to Fairfield County Superintendents

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 […]

U.S. Department of Education Announces Initiative to Address the Inappropriate Use of Restraint and Seclusion

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 […]

Governor Mike DeWine Signs Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

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 […]

January 2nd, 2019 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 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 […]