Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.
The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, “The Voice of Ethics,” which can be viewed here. Past newsletters from the Ohio Ethics Commission can be viewed here. McGown & Markling is often asked to opine on various ethics issues, but the best ethics advice comes straight from the Ohio Ethics Commission itself. To request an […]
School districts derive substantial revenue from property taxes. As a result, McGown & Markling recommends that all school districts actively take steps to protect their property valuation – especially when property owners are seeking to reduce property values. If you do not know whether you have property owners seeking to reduce their property values for tax year 2021, […]
Senate Bill 166, effective March 23, 2022, creates the Career Success Grant Program, which provides financial incentives and a tax credit to employers that provide work-based learning experiences for students enrolled in a career-technical education program who are nineteen (19) years old or younger. To read this bill, click here. Authors: Matthew John Markling and […]
The Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) has drafted a model curriculum on proper student interactions with peace officers during traffic stops and other in-person encounters for grades 9-12 as required by R.C. 3301.0721(B). ODE is accepting public comments on the model curriculum through March 28, 2022 via survey, which can be found here. To read […]
On March 15, 2022, the Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney submitted a request for a formal Ohio Attorney General opinion as to whether a township’s fiscal officer may be appointed to fill a vacant public school board position in the same township. The McGown & Markling Team will provide an update once an opinion is issued. […]
The Ohio Attorney General has released the 2022 Sunshine Laws Manual, also known as the “Yellow Book,” which serves as a guide on the rights and responsibilities of public officials and citizens under Ohio’s Sunshine Laws — i.e., the Public Records and Open Meetings Acts. The Sunshine Laws give Ohio citizens a right to access […]