Here is a compendium of current issues that affect Ohio’s public entities, plus McGown & Markling news of note.
There is now a new procedure for appealing Board of Tax Appeals (“BTA”). In an effort to eliminate the vast amount of BTA appeals heard by the Ohio Supreme Court, the statutory process for filing BTA appeals was amended to mandate that all BTA appeals after September 29, 2017, must first be filed with the […]
Today, September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) issued its “September 2017 Questions and Answers on Campus Sexual Misconduct” which can be read by clicking here and answers the following twelve questions: What is the nature of a school’s responsibility to address sexual misconduct? What is the Clery Act and how does it […]
Today, September 7, 2017, McGown & Markling had the honor and privilege of filing an amicus curiae preliminary memorandum with the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association (“OSBA”) and in support of the Olentangy Local School District Board of Education on (1) whether R.C. 2151.421 imposes civil liability upon a […]
In State v. Polk, Slip Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-2735, the Ohio Supreme Court held that a “school’s protocol requiring searches of unattended book bags—to determine ownership and whether the contents are dangerous—furthers the compelling governmental interest in protecting public-school students from physical harm [and * * *] that the school employees’ search of the unattended book […]
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 17, 2017 OESCA Legislative e-Update. This e-Update provides information on the pending and enacted bills of interest to Ohio’s public education community. Bills […]
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 2016, […]