Today, September 7, 2017, McGown & Markling had the honor and privilege of filing an amicus curiae preliminary memorandum with the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association (“OSBA”) and in support of the Olentangy Local School District Board of Education on (1) whether R.C. 2151.421 imposes civil liability upon a […]
On October 6, 2017, Matthew John Markling is giving a legal update to superintendents at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center, which currently provides specialized academic and support services to 16 school districts in Crawford, Morrow, and Richland Counties.
On October 5, 2017, Matthew John Markling is giving a legal update to educational leaders at the Oregon City School District. The mission of the Oregon City School District Board of Education is to maintain a safe and secure learning environment that provides all students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities […]
Today, September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) issued its “September 2017 Questions and Answers on Campus Sexual Misconduct” which can be read by clicking here and answers the following twelve questions: What is the nature of a school’s responsibility to address sexual misconduct? What is the Clery Act and how does it […]
In G.M. v. Springfield Local Schools Bd. of Edn., 2017-Ohio-7767, an Ohio appellate court dismissed the suspension appeal of a high school graduate as moot – meaning there is no longer an actual controversy – because “there is no evidence in the record that [the student] did not graduate [and] there is no evidence that […]
In O.G. v. Middleburg Hts., 2017-Ohio-7604, an Ohio appellate court did not find an exception to a city’s immunity from liability where a child’s hand and arm were drawn into a machine that operates a roll-up gym divider curtain. At the time of the accident the child and his parents were attending a basketball game […]
On September 11, 2017, Matthew John Markling is giving a presentation entitled, “ESC Legal Update” to Ohio educational leaders at the 2017 “Connect & Collaborate” Conference co-hosted by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”), Ohio Treasurers of Educational Service Centers Association (“OTESCA”), and Management Council. Mr. Markling’s presentation will address current legal issues facing […]