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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 […]

Political Subdivision Employees May Be Liable for Negligent Hiring

In the case of Doe v. Cuyahoga Cty. Community College, 2022-Ohio-527, the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals remanded a negligent hiring case back to the trial court to determine whether any acts or omissions of college administrators were taken with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner. Here, a […]

UPDATE: Contempt Hearing Ordered for Ohio Redistricting Commission

UPDATE: Contempt Hearing Ordered for Ohio Redistricting Commission On February 18, 2022, the Ohio Supreme Court ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission (“Commission”) to appear for a hearing on March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., to explain why the Commission should not be held in contempt for failing to comply with the Court’s prior order directing […]

COVID-19 Relief Bill Did Not Extend Board of Revision Filing Deadline

In the case of Northridge Local Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Montgomery Cty. Bd. of Revision, 2022-Ohio-495, the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals affirmed the Board of Tax Appeals’ dismissal of a taxpayer’s property valuation complaint filed with the county board of revision (“BOR”) as untimely. While R.C. 5715.19(A)(1) includes a deadline for filing […]

Obligations to Disabled Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a fact sheet to remind public schools of their obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to disabled students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 504 is a federal law that guarantees equal access to educational services to disabled students in public […]