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COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools

As education and public health officials contemplate complex decisions related to school closures, bans on public gatherings, and other measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus, you are faced with having to make swift and confident recommendations and decisions that affect your students, staff and school community.  By now, you have begun the necessary collaboration […]

Pipeline Reassessment Status Update

You may have heard that several pipeline companies, including Rover and Nexus, have filed petitions for reassessment with the Ohio Department of Taxation (“ODT”) for significant reductions in their public utility tax assessments.  The reassessment of public utilities is governed by R.C. 5727.47.  Under the statute, ODT is required to send notice of a petition […]

UPDATE: Supreme Court of Ohio to Hear Bullying Appeal

The Supreme Court of Ohio has accepted an appeal from the Toledo City School District regarding personal liability of school teachers and administrators in cases involving bullying.  The appeal was taken from the Sixth Appellate District’s August reversal of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas’ grant of summary judgment. (A.J.R. v. Bd. of Educ., […]