Ohio Education Law Monthly (November 2010)

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In This Issue:

Court Allows a Citizen's Civil Rights Claims to Proceed Against a School Board President Accused of Silencing Speech

A U.S. District Court in Virginia recently held that a jury should decide whether to hold a school board president personally liable on claims that she violated the civil rights of a citizen when she abruptly stopped the citizen from speaking at a school board meeting and ordered him to sit down....

...Supreme Court Rules Foreclosure Sale Is Not An Arm's Length Transaction

On October 12, 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court held that a foreclosure sale of real property generally does not qualify as an arms-length transaction in an action to revalue the property before the Board of Revisions ("BOR"). The Court’s ruling will impact future BOR cases involving property sold through foreclosure....

...Sixth Circuit Finds That Teacher Does Not Have Constitutional Right To Select Books And Methods Of Instruction For Use In Her Classroom

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Evans-Marshall v. Board of Education of Tipp City Exempted Village School District, held that an Ohio public school teacher does not have a Constitutional right to select books and methods of instruction for use in her classroom without interference from the school board....

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