Jason Long

Jason Long

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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FOIA Requests: Boards of Education May Now Impose an Hourly Search Fee

A recent decision by the West Viginia Supreme Court of Appeals has now paved the way for public bodies, including boards of education, to impose a reasonable hourly search fee for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests....more

4/14/2014 - Board of Education Fees FOIA

Senate Bill 477: Could There be Changes to Teacher Planning Periods?

Senate Bill No. 477 completed legislation, and as of the date of this Dinsmore & Shohl Education Law Practice Group Alert, the Bill is awaiting the signature of the Governor. The Bill, among other things, relates to the daily...more

3/28/2014 - Public Schools Teachers

Does your County’s Personnel Agenda Comply with the Open Governmental Proceedings Act?

As we begin to hold personnel hearings for “Personnel Season” a question that seems to come up often concerns the listing of individual employee names on county board of education agendas. Many administrators are,...more

2/3/2014 - Department of Education Employer Liability Issues Public Meetings Termination

Personnel Deadlines For the 2013-2014 School Year

Reassignment of surplus personnel: When actual student enrollment in a grade level or program, unforeseen before March 1, 2013, permits the assignment of fewer teachers or service personnel to or within a school, the county...more

10/29/2013 - Public Schools Retirement Student Enrollments Students Teachers

Back-to-School Supply Lists, Do You Recall that “Hot Topic”?

It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school time is quickly approaching. This weekend, I will be volunteering at the Communities in Schools of Greenbrier County “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive. ...more

7/29/2013 - Free Education Public Schools Students

Work Session, Discussion, or Board “Meeting” - A Slippery Slope

Boards of education often wish to gather together to “touch base” with members of their community or merely wish to discuss and work through issues they are facing, without any intention to take official board action or have...more

5/1/2013 - Board of Education Meeting

Update on the 72 Hour Rule for Final Wages

Many of you attended Dinsmore & Shohl’s Legal Hour on February 28, 2013 "Avoiding Certain Pitfalls When Terminating an Employee”. A topic I addressed during the workshop was the “72 Hour Rule.” That is, I reminded you...more

4/16/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Liquidated Damages Termination Termination Clauses Wages

Refresher on the "Step-up" Process for Service Personnel

A common question our Education Law Practice Group deals with relates to how the “step-up” process works for service personnel. The “step-up” process is found in W. Va. Code 18A-4-15, which in relevant part, states...more

1/16/2013 - Service Personnel Step-Up Process

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