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Compliance With Minimum Statutory and Collective Bargaining Agreement Procedural Requirements May Support Teacher Nonrenewal

In the case of Gucciardo v. Springfield Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn., 2020-Ohio-5038, an Ohio appellate court held that the nonrenewal of a teaching contract was not procedurally defective since the school board complied with the minimum statutory and collective bargaining agreement procedural requirements. In this case, a teacher appealed a school board’s decision […]

Lakewood Mayor Meghan F. George Appoints Matthew John Markling to the Nuisance Abatement Appeals Board for the City of Lakewood

On October 19, 2020, Lakewood Mayor Meghan F. George appointed Matthew John Markling to the Nuisance Abatement Appeals Board for the City of Lakewood. In announcing her appointments to the Lakewood City Council, Mayor George wrote: “I am grateful that these talented and engaged Lakewood Citizens are willing to volunteer their time, energy and knowledge […]

Failure to Provide “Purpose” of Special Meeting Invalidates a Treasurer’s Nonrenewal But Does Not Entitle the Treasurer to A “Written Contract”

In the case of State ex rel. Jones v. Dayton Pub. Schools Bd. of Edn., 2020-Ohio-4931, an Ohio appellate court nullified the nonrenewal of a treasurer’s employment contract because the school board violated the special meeting notice provisions of the Ohio Sunshine Law. In this case, the school board’s special meeting notice failed to comply […]