Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.
The United States Department of Education published guidance on meeting alternate assessment requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA”). The guidance focuses on directing states to comply with the one percent requirement for alternate assessments that are aligned with alternate academic achievement standards. The guidance highlights the potential consequences for failing to comply with […]
The Ohio Ethics Commission just published its newest newsletter, 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 advisory opinion […]
The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association and Ohio School Health Services Association have jointly produced guidance for school boards and officials regarding Ohio’s independent Medicaid School Program. To read the guidance, here. Authors: Matthew John Markling, Patrick Vrobel, and John T. Sulik, Jr. Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – […]
In the case of Council of Parent Attorneys. & Advocates, Inc. v. Devos, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36318, a federal district court held that the United States Department of Education (“DOE”) could not extend the compliance date for public schools to report racial disparities in special education programs. Because the DOE determined that the nation’s […]
On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (“Department of Labor”) proposed expanded overtime requirements for workers. Under the proposed requirements, workers who make less than $35,308.00 per year would be eligible for overtime pay for any hours worked beyond a 40 hour work week. This is an increase […]
Qualified candidates may apply for a substitute pupil services license from the Ohio Department of Education at the request of an employing public school starting March 25, 2019. A substitute pupil services license is required for any individual substituting for a school counselor, school psychologist, school nurse, or other assistive position. For details on the […]