Court decisions from across the country have implications right here in Ohio. Here is a selection of recent cases, and why they matter.
In the case of Esrati v. Dayton City Comm., 2019-Ohio-1021, an Ohio appellate court held that a private tour of school buildings by a facilities committee formed by a school board did not violate the Ohio Open Meetings Act because there was no evidence that “anything other than information gathering [occurred] during the private tour” […]
In the case of Izzo v. Dept. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-1008, an Ohio appellate court upheld the decision of the Ohio Department of Education (“ODE”) to deny a petition to transfer a single residence from one school district territory to another when the reason is merely family convenience and benefit. In this case, the ODE denied […]
In the case of King v. Cincinnati Pub. Schs, S.D.Ohio No. 1:17-cv-794, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40522 (Mar. 13, 2019), a federal district court held that a case could proceed to trial when a principal allegedly disclosed a teacher’s confidential medical information “to [the teacher’s] entire teaching team while the [teacher] was not there to […]
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 […]
In the case of Orange City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Cuyahoga Cty. Bd. of Revision, 2019-Ohio-634, an Ohio appellate court held that the sale of a holding company whose only asset is real property will be considered a sale of real property for property tax valuation purposes. In this case, a business purchased a […]
In the case of Baab v. Medina City Schools Bd. of Edn., 2019-Ohio-510, an Ohio appellate court held that a school counselor’s failure to act upon learning of a student’s suicidal intentions may not be shielded by political subdivision immunity. In this case, the school counselor met with a student on several occasions after receiving […]