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Category: Current Issues

Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.

U.S. Department Of Education Publishes Guidance on Alternate Assessment Requirements

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 – The Voice of Ethics – 2019 Quarter 1

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 […]

New Guidance on Ohio’s Medicaid School Program from the Ohio Occupational Therapy and Ohio School Health Services Associations

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 – […]

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Expanded Overtime Pay Requirements

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 […]