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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 ...

WVEduCast – Episode 11: Annual Evaluation of the County Superintendent's Performance

For the last episode of 2021, we have a special two-part edition of the WVEduCast. Both parts have been posted and are available below for listening, sharing or downloading. We are extremely grateful for all of our wonderful guests this year, as well as our growing list of listeners and subscribers.  Thank you all!

Our 11th episode, titled “Annual Evaluation of the County Superintendent’s Performance,” is a two-part podcast covering the county board of education’s annual evaluation of its superintendent. In the first episode, host Trey Morrone discusses with the ...

WVEduCast – Episode 10: Real Estate and School Boards

We've reached the double digits! Episode 10 of the WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening, sharing or downloading below. The Bowles Rice Education Law Practice Group is grateful to all of our wonderful guests, listeners and subscribers. We look forward to growing this podcast in 2022.

In this month's episode, host Trey Morrone talks to colleague Mark D'Antoni, a fellow attorney at Bowles Rice who focuses his practice on commercial real estate, property sales and acquisitions, and related matters. The two discuss the relationship ...

WVEduCast – Episode 9: Extracurricular Activities

Episode Nine of the WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below. Thank you for downloading, sharing, listening and subscribing to the podcast!

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Bernie Dolan, Executive Director of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC). The two discuss a topic that is an integral part of our schools systems in West Virginia: Extracurricular Activities.

To listen to the full episode, click on the link below. You can also save the link to your device and ...

WVEduCast – Episode 8: The Protocols, Policies and Procedures for Meeting Agendas

Episode Eight of WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below. We sincerely thank all of our listeners and all who have subscribed to the podcast!

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with attorney Howard Seufer, Senior Member of the Bowles Rice Education Law Group. The two discuss a topic that is extremely common to school boards – meeting agendas and the appropriate protocols, policies and procedures critical to their success.

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WVEduCast – Episode 7: Code of Conduct and the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act

Episode Seven of WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below. Thank you to all of our listeners and to all who have subscribed to the podcast!

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Theresa Kirk, General Counsel to the West Virginia Ethics Commission. The two discuss Code of Conduct for state employees – including those in the state's education system – and relevant details of the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act.

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WVEduCast – Episode 6: The Evolution of West Virginia's Education System

Episode Six of WVEducast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below. Thanks, as always, to all of our listeners and to all who have subscribed to the podcast so far – the numbers keep going up!

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with Dr. Deborah Akers, Superintendent to Mercer County Schools, on the evolution of education in West Virginia over the course of her nearly five decades of service.  The conversation also includes discussion of current and future challenges in the state's education system. 

To listen to the full ...

WVEduCast – Episode 5: Filing an Unemployment Claim

Episode Five of WVEducast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below. Thank you to all of our listeners and to all who have subscribed to the podcast so far – the numbers keep going up!

In this episode, host Trey Morrone speaks with attorney Sherrone Hornbuckle, General Counsel to Cabell County Schools, on the topic of filing an unemployment claim.  The conversation includes discussion of increased unemployment claims during the pandemic, clear definitions for both simple and gross misconduct, and the concept of reasonable ...

WVEduCast – Episode 4: Roundtable Discussion on the 2021 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature

Episode Four of the WVEduCast is a very special bonus episode, featuring a roundtable discussion with Fred Albert, President of the American Federation of Teachers - West Virginia, Dr. Howard O'Cull, Executive Director of the West Virginia School Board Association, and Mike Wells, Vice President of the West Virginia Association of School Administrators and Pleasants County Superintendent. The three discuss the recently concluded regular session of the West Virginia Legislature and the many new pieces of legislation that specifically affect the members of their respective ...

WVEduCast – Episode 3: Education and the Media

Episode Three of WVEducast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below. Thank you to all of our listeners and to all who have subscribed to the podcast so far. As a reminder, we will post a new episode at the beginning of each month.

In episode three, host Trey Morrone has an in-depth conversation with Education Reporter Ryan Quinn of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. The two discuss the relationship between education and the media, with special attention to open meetings, "off the record" conversations, the process of pitching story ideas ...

WVEduCast – Episode 2: Education-based Initiatives of the 2021 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature

The second episode of WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below. Thanks to everyone who listened to parts one and two of our first episode and to all who have subscribed to the podcast so far.

In episode two, we hear from West Virginia State Senator Patricia Puertas Rucker (R - Jefferson, 16), who serves as Chair of the West Virginia Senate's Committee on Education and Co-Chair of the Interim Committee on Education Accountability.  Senator Rucker was first elected in 2017 and is the first Hispanic woman to represent the ...

WVEduCast – Episode 1, Part 2: Local Control at the State Level

As promised in last week's post, part two of our very first episode of WVEduCast – An Education Law Podcast has been posted and is available for listening or for download below.

Our inaugural episode is a special two-part series on the topic of local control.  In part one, we heard from Dr. Howard O'Cull, Executive Director of the West Virginia School Board Association, who provided perspective from the county level.

Part two features an engaging discussion from the state perspective with attorney Heather Hutchens, General Counsel for the West Virginia Department of Education

WVEduCast – Episode 1, Part 1: Local Control at the County Level

Welcome to WVEduCast – an Education Law podcast from your friends at Bowles Rice.  The first episode in our brand new podcast has been posted and is available for download below.

To properly kick-off this new endeavor, our first episode is actually part one of a two part series on the topic of local control. Because it is a hot topic, we are featuring two perspectives: one from the local, county level and one from the state level.

For the local take, Bowles Rice attorney and WVEduCast host Trey Morrone talks with Dr. Howard O'Cull, Executive Director of the West Virginia School Board ...