McGown & Markling is proud to announce that Managing Director Matthew John Markling has once again been selected one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Education Law for the year 2019. This is especially gratifying as recipients are selected by one’s legal peers. Heartfelt congratulations from all of us at […]
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 May 30th, 2019 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the FY 2020-2021 Executive Budget that was released today during a 10:00 a.m. press conference.
In Doe v. Boyertown Area School Dist., 893 F.3d 179 (3d Cir.2018), the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from an appellate court opinion holding that a public school may adopt a policy permitting transgender students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity as opposed to the sex they were […]
In the case of N.L. ex rel. C.L. v. Springboro Community City School Dist., 119 LRP 20931 (S.D.Ohio 2019), a federal district court held that a public school did not violate the stay-put provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act (“IDEA”) when the public school demonstrated that a special needs student was a […]
In the case of M.L. v. Williamson Cty. Bd. of Edn., 6th Cir. No. 18-5671, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 15528 (May 24, 2019), the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that parents of a special needs student failed to prove that a school retaliated against them by filing reports of child abuse against […]
In the case of Hall v. Rocky River, 2019-Ohio-1997, an Ohio appellate court held that a union employee is required to exhaust administrative remedies under the grievance procedure prior to bringing a court action under a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”). In this case, a union employee was terminated for poor performance. The union employee appealed […]
In the case of Williams v. Trotwood Madison City Schools, 6th Cir. No. 18-3848, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 14707 (May 16, 2019), the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a public school board successfully demonstrated non-discriminatory reasons for the nonrenewal of an intervention specialist to defeat a retaliation charges. In this case, […]