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New Ohio Law Provides Further Flexibility to Ohio Schools for the 2021-2022 School Year

USA - January 5 2022 Governor Mike DeWine recently signed Senate Bill 229 into law. The bill went into effect on December 14, 2021, as an emergency measure. The bill…

Alexander L. Ewing, Jack B. Hemenway II, W. Joseph Scholler

Ohio Adds ‘Juneteenth Day’ as Holiday for Counties, Townships, and Schools

USA - July 28 2021 Passed as part of the biennial state budget, House Bill 110, Ohio law now officially recognizes Juneteenth Day as an Ohio holiday. Prior to this…

Jack B. Hemenway II, Scott D. Phillips

New Ohio Law Restricts Public Schools’ COVID-19 Vaccine Responses

USA - July 28 2021 A new Ohio law prohibits public schools from requiring vaccines that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not granted full approval. House Bill…

Alexander L. Ewing, W. Joseph Scholler

U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX Notice Gives Insight into LGBTQ+ Discrimination Claims

USA - July 12 2021 In a “Notice of Interpretation” published June 16, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) clarified its interpretation of…

Alexander L. Ewing, W. Joseph Scholler

Court rules on the ‘cussing cheerleader’ case: implications for schools and student off-campus speech

USA - June 23 2021 On June 23, 2021, the United States Supreme Court concluded that a public school violated a student’s First Amendment rights when it suspended her…

Alexander L. Ewing, W. Joseph Scholler