Amy Kosanovich Dickerson

Amy Kosanovich Dickerson

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OCR Clarifies Dear Colleague Letter On Students With Disabilities In Extracurricular Athletics

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently replied to a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) seeking clarification on OCR’s January 25, 2013 Dear Colleague Letter on students...more

2/13/2014 - Athletes Disability OCR Public School Boards Students

Court Finds Board Of Education And District Employees Immune From Liability For Claims Related To District’s Response To Bullying

The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a superintendent, principal, and board of education were immune from liability for a parent’s claims regarding the alleged bullying of her daughter. In Hascall v. Williams,...more

10/10/2013 - Bullying Governmental Immunity Public Employees Public School Boards Public Schools Students

New Law Requires School Boards To Adopt Teen Dating Violence Policy

Earlier this month, Governor Quinn signed into law Public Act 098-0190, which amends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act to require all school boards to develop and adopt a policy on teen...more

8/21/2013 - Public School Boards

Illinois Appellate Court Finds Schools Not Liable For Student Injury And Deaths In Two Separate Lawsuits

Last fall, the Illinois Appellate Court issued opinions on two different cases involving the tort immunity of school districts. In both cases, the court declined to find the schools liable....more

1/16/2013 - Charter Schools Drowning Deaths Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act Governmental Immunity Governmental Liability Immunity Public School Boards Public Schools Students

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