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Resignation May Preclude Unemployment Benefits

In the case of Meinerding v. Coldwater Exempted Village School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-3611, an Ohio appellate court held that a teacher who chose to resign prior to the initiation of termination proceedings quit “without just cause” and was, therefore, not eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. In this case, a teacher was placed on […]

School Employees May Be Liable For Student Bullying

In the case of A.R. v. Toledo City School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-3402, an Ohio appellate court held that statutory immunity may not be granted to school employees when there was a factual dispute over whether the school employees knew of alleged student bullying. In this case, a student was allegedly subjected to verbal […]

August 21st, 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 August 21st, 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.