Laura Knittle

Laura Knittle

Franczek Radelet P.C.

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Court Says Schools Must Provide Extended School Year Services In A Student's Least Restrictive Environment

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit determined that a school district must provide extended school year (ESY) services in a student’s least restrictive environment (LRE)....more

4/24/2014 - Disability Public Schools Special Education Students

Illinois Appellate Court: School District Not Immune From Liability For Student Fall In “Cafetorium”

The Illinois Appellate Court recently determined that the fact that a school’s “Cafetorium” was used for parties and ceremonies for sports teams and school band, chorus, and drama program performances did not make the...more

4/17/2014 - Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act Recreation School Districts Slip and Fall

Courts Provide Guidance On FOIA Attorney’s Fee Provision And Creation Of Records

In two recent cases, Illinois courts provided guidance on when a party is a “prevailing party” under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for purposes of obtaining attorney’s fees and whether a public body is...more

3/24/2014 - Attorney's Fees FOIA

Look Out For Upcoming Spring Deadlines For School Districts

Spring brings a host of deadlines school districts should keep in mind. Here are some important dates for school leaders to mark on their calendars....more

3/3/2014 - Public Schools School Districts

Public Bodies May Charge 15 Cents For Black And White Standard Sized Copies Of FOIA Documents Even If Actual Copying Cost Is Lower

The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a public body may charge up to 15 cents for copying for each page of black and white, letter or legal sized documents responsive to a FOIA request, even if the actual cost of...more

2/27/2014 - Document Requests FOIA

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