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UPDATE: The Ohio Supreme Court Grants Jurisdiction after McGown & Markling Files Amicus Curiae (“Friend of the Court”) Memorandum On Behalf Of Ohio School Boards Association

On November 1, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court agreed to answer the following question of state law by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: “Does § 2151.421 expressly impose civil liability on a school board, either for its own or its employee’s failure to report, triggering the § 2744.02(b)(5) exception […]

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 […]