Amy Kosanovich Dickerson

Amy Kosanovich Dickerson

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Seventh Circuit Finds School District Not Liable in Bullying Case

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over Illinois, recently rejected an Indiana student’s claims against two school districts for allegedly improperly responding to...more

9/29/2015 - Appeals Bullying Due Process Educational Institutions Harassment School Districts

Illinois Passes Legislation Curbing Out-of-School Disciplinary Practices

On August 24, 2015, Governor Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-456. The Act requires school districts and charter schools to overhaul their discipline policies and is aimed at reducing the incidence of out-of-school...more

8/31/2015 - Charter Schools Disciplinary Proceedings Disparate Treatment DOE DOJ Educational Institutions Expulsion Public School Boards School Districts School Suspension Zero Tolerance Policies

Two Recent Decisions Provide Guidance on How School Districts Should Respond to Allegations of Sexual Assault

Two recent decisions from our neighbors in Indiana and Michigan provide guidance on what courts may expect from school districts responding to allegations of sexual assault. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more

6/22/2015 - DOE OCR Public Schools School Districts Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Title IX Title IX Coordinator

Appellate Court Confirms Group 2 Teachers Subject to RIF Have No Recall Rights

Last week, the Illinois Appellate Court’s Second District held that a teacher subject to dismissal based on a reduction in force (RIF) did not have recall rights because she was in RIF Grouping 2, and that the school district...more

6/2/2015 - Hiring & Firing Involuntary Reduction in Force School Districts Teachers

ISBE Publishes Proposed Rules on State Model Evaluation Plan

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently published its proposed regulations containing the State Performance Evaluation Model required under the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA). PERA specifically...more

7/24/2014 - Board of Education Performance Improvement Plans School Districts

New OCR Guidance Lays Out School District Responsibilities To Serve Students With Disabilities In Athletics

On January 25, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR) issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” instructing school districts on their responsibilities to serve students with disabilities in...more

1/31/2013 - Athletes Disability IHSA OCR Reasonable Accommodation School Districts Sports Students

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