2011 Education Legislation Summary


The following is a summary of the 2011 legislative changes affecting school districts. Click here for a pdf of the entire summary or click the links below to review the specific topics. To discuss these changes in more detail, contact any Franczek Radelet education attorney.

Administration: Assistant Principals; Academic Watch List; Shared Services; Safe School Zones; Good Samaritan Act; District Realignment & Consolidation; and Chief School Business Official Endorsement.

Board of Education: FOIA Amendments; Open Meetings Act Training; Open Meetings Act Exemption - Auditors; ISBE Reports at Board Meetings; and Press Box Accessibility.

Curriculum: State Charter School Commission; Remote Educational Programs; Transitional Bilingual Education; Remedial Education; Science & Math Partnerships; Promotion of Reading; and Drivers Education Fees.

Employment: Educational Labor Relations Act; Salary Increases For IMRF Employees; Sex Offender Registration; Personal Information Protection; Pregnancy Discrimination; Sex Offender Database; Teachers’ Licenses; and Special Education Teacher Certification.

Finance: School Facilities Occupation Tax and Prevailing Wage Act.

Special Education: Percentage of Classroom IEPs.

Student Health Issues: Care for Students with Diabetes; Home or Hospital Instruction; Concussions; and Access to Emergency Epinephrine.

Student Issues: Alternative Learning Opportunities; Chronic or Habitual Truants; Students with Military Parents; Illinois Dream Act; Off Campus Electronic Speech; Stalking No Contact Orders; and Violence Prevention.

Transportation:Drug Testing Bus Drivers; School Bus Driver Permits; and Multi-Function School Buses.

Please see full Summary below for more information and links.

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