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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 […]

June 25th, 2018 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 June 25th, 2018 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the pending and enacted bills of interest to Ohio’s public education community. Bills are organized […]

Employees Of Educational Service Centers Do Not Have Recall Rights Following A Reduction In Force According To Ohio Appellate Court Decision

In Ruez v. Lake Cty. Educational Serv. Ctr., 2017-Ohio-4125, an Ohio appellate court found that the governing board of an educational service center (“ESC”) did not breach its contract with an intervention specialist when it implemented a reduction in force under R.C. 3319.17. In doing so, the court also found that employees of an ESC […]

Patrick Vrobel To Speak At Workshop On County School Financing Districts

On June 15, 2018, Patrick Vrobel is presenting to superintendents and treasurers at a workshop sponsored by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”). OESCA represents the superintendents, teachers, supervisors and other personnel of Ohio’s educational service centers and seeks to promote excellence in education through the quality services provided by its member organizations. Patrick’s […]

Patrick Vrobel To Speak At The 2018 OESCA Spring Conference

On April 17, 2018, Patrick Vrobel is providing a legal update at the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (“OESCA”) 2018 Spring Conference. OESCA represents the superintendents, teachers, supervisors and other personnel of Ohio’s educational service centers and seeks to promote excellence in education through the quality services provided by its member organizations.  

April 4th, 2018 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 April 4th, 2018 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the pending and enacted bills of interest to Ohio’s public education community. Bills […]

March 15th, 2018 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 March 15th, 2018 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the pending and enacted bills of interest to Ohio’s public education community. Bills […]