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The balance of power: “Quarantining” versus “excluding” students under Senate Bill 22

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Thank you from your partner in education

We know the start of the new school year can be a hectic and unpredictable time, and we want you to know – you've got this.

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Ohio law prohibits COVID-19 vaccination mandates for public schools; Outlaws mandates of vaccines without “full” FDA approval and “discrimination” against unvaccinated

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Updates to blended and online learning

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School boards: The end of the virtual public meeting? All is not lost

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Virtual Public Meeting option extended through July 1, 2021

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Exclusive representation law challenge rejected by Sixth Circuit

Successfully defended the Marietta City School District Board of Education in a lawsuit brought by a public school teacher who attempted to expand the reach of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME and argued that Ohio’s exclusive union representation violates the First Amendment. The Sixth Circuit rejected this challenge and granted a summary judgment to both the union and school district.

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Potential liability and defenses related to COVID-19 for public educational institutions

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What’s in your toolbox? A legal guide to K-12 instructional delivery options for 2020–2021

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Dispensing with evaluations of teachers and administrators under H.B. 197: Are the benefits worth the legal risks?

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House Bill 197: Ohio Legislature responds to K-12 needs during COVID-19 pandemic

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