WVEduCast – Episode 20: The West Virginia Human Rights Act and its Role in the State's Education System 

Heading into the new year, we are excited to present episode 20 of the WVEduCast!

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Tia Welch, Executive Director of the West Virginia Human Rights Commission, and Cameron McKinney, General Counsel of the West Virginia Human Rights Commission. They discuss the West Virginia Human Rights Act, which provides all citizens in the State of West Virginia equal opportunity for employment and public accommodations, and its role in the state's education system.

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WVEducast - Episode 19: Addressing Student Behavior and Conduct

The latest episode of the WVEduCast has been posted and is available for listening, sharing, or downloading at the link below. This is episode 19 of our monthly education law podcast.

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Dr. Shelby Haines, Superintendent of Marshall County Schools, on the issue of behavioral problems with students in the classroom. This is an issue that is seemingly on the rise across the country and greatly interferes with the teaching and learning process. Trey and Dr. Haines discuss the challenges behavior issues bring to the classroom, the possible ...

WVEduCast – Episode 18: Back to School

It's a new month, so that means we are back with a new episode of the WVEduCast! You can listen to the episode using the link below, or download to the device of your choice and listen at your convenience. This is the 18th episode of our monthly education law podcast.

Since it is September, we thought we'd record a Back to School episode. WVEduCast host Trey Morrone welcomes two guests to the podcast this month: Amber Nichols, Eastwood Elementary Kindergarten Teacher and a 2023 West Virginia Teacher of the Year Finalist, and Leigh Anne Wilson, a fellow Bowles Rice Education Law team member and ...

WVEduCast – Episode 17: School Board Efficiency 

After a month off, the WVEduCast is back! Our latest episode has been posted and is available for listening, sharing, and/or downloading via the link below. This is episode 17 of our monthly education law podcast.

In this latest episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Matthew Hicks, Director of Accountability at the West Virginia Department of Education, about school board efficiency. The two look at West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2322 – known as the West Virginia System of Support and Accountability – and pay special attention to Section 6 of the policy called County ...

WVEduCast – Episode 16: Special Levy Elections

The latest episode of the WVEduCast has been posted and is available for listening, sharing, or downloading at the link below. This is episode 16 of our monthly education law podcast.

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Donald "Deak" Kersey, General Counsel for the West Virginia Secretary of State, about special levy elections and how West Virginia House of Delegates Bill 4353 impacts county school districts and the process of conducting such special elections moving forward. It's a very timely and informative episode!

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WVEduCast – Episode 15: West Virginia's Freedom of Information Act

Episode 15 of the WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening, sharing or downloading at the link below. Thanks to our many loyal listeners and subscribers. We really enjoy creating this content for you and hope that you find it informative and helpful.

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Josh Cottle, a Bowles Rice colleague and fellow member of the firm's Education Law Practice Group who represents school boards in cases involving violations of the Open Governmental Proceedings Act and the Freedom of Information Act, and ...

WVEduCast – Episode 14: PILOT Agreements

Since April is tax season, it seemed appropriate that this month's episode of the WVEduCast focus on a tax-related issue.

In episode 14 of our education law podcast, host Trey Morrone welcomes two guests to the program: Roger Hunter, a Bowles Rice colleague who regularly counsels school boards on bond issues and re-financings, excess levies, and other public financing matters, and Sam Pauley, School Operations Officer with the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Operations and Finance. The topic of conversation: PILOT, or payment in lieu of taxes, agreements.

WVEduCast – Episode 13: The Financial Audit Process and Audit Letters

Episode 13 of the WVEducast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening, sharing or downloading at the link below. Thanks to our many loyal listeners and to all of our new subscribers.  We really enjoy creating this content and hope that you find it informative and helpful.

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Ellen Maxwell-Hoffman, a Bowles Rice colleague who focuses her practice in the areas of general corporate and commercial law, election law, and ethics. The two discuss a topic of great interest to boards of education: the annual financial ...

WVEduCast Higher Education Edition – Episode 1: Changes in the Title IX Landscape

We were so excited and inspired by the wonderful feedback received from listeners, subscribers and guests alike regarding the K-12 edition of our WVEduCast Education Law Podcast that we have officially branched out to include an edition focused on higher education. Our first episode is available for listening, sharing or downloading below.

In this first episode of the WVEduCast Higher Education Edition, host Chelsea Brown talks to her Bowles Rice colleague Kayla Cook about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (commonly referred to as, simply, Title IX). This year marks the ...

WVEduCast – Episode 12: The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act

Episode 12 of the WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening, sharing or downloading below. This is our first episode of 2022, and we are thrilled to present it to you. We have a lot of great topics and guests lined up for this year, so stay tuned!

In this episode, host Trey Morrone talks to his Bowles Rice colleague Tyler Mayhew about the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act and how it impacts schools, school administrators and employees, and students. Tyler's experience as a Labor & Employment attorney as well as the Human Resources Chair for Bowles ...