Amy Kosanovich Dickerson

Amy Kosanovich Dickerson

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Obama Administration Announces Voluminous Guidance Regarding Sexual Violence

Schools now have a substantial amount of additional guidance to review, process, and implement in their ongoing efforts to address sexual violence and achieve and maintain compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments...more

5/1/2014 - Colleges OCR Rape SAFE Act Sexual Assault Students Title IX Universities

U.S. Department Of Education Releases Guidance On Protecting Student Information While Using Online Educational Services

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education released guidance on the proper use, storage and security of student data being generated by new online educational resources. Published by the Department’s new Privacy Technical...more

3/19/2014 - Department of Education FERPA Right to Privacy Students

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

Illinois State Police Releases Form For School Administrators To Use When Reporting Students Who Pose A “Clear And Present Danger”

As we previously reported in a FR Alert, the new School Administrator Reporting of Mental Health Clear and Present Danger Determinations Law requires public school principals and chief administrative officers of private...more

1/20/2014 - Public Schools School Safety Students

Schools Now Required To Report When A Student Poses A “Clear And Present Danger”

The Firearm Concealed Carry Act, Public Act 98-0063, which became effective July 9, 2013, contains a new reporting requirement for school principals of which all school districts and private schools should be aware. Under the...more

11/14/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Firearms Gun Laws Public Schools Reporting Requirements School Shootings 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

DOE Releases “Dear Colleague Letter” On School District Responsibilities To Address Bullying Of Students With Disabilities

On August 20, 2013, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released a “Dear Colleague Letter” providing an overview of school districts’ responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities...more

8/28/2013 - Bullying Department of Education Disabled Children IDEA IEP Public Schools Students

General Assembly Calls For More Studies On Charter Schools

At the close of the last legislative session, the General Assembly passed two legislative actions calling for the development of new studies on charter schools. ...more

6/20/2013 - Charter Schools New Legislation Research Funding Students Virtual Schools

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

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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