2013 Legislative Update: Summary Of Changes In School Law

In This Issue:

- ADMINISTRATION

..Hazing

..Firearm Concealed Carry Act

..School Safety Drills

..Medical Insurance for Interscholastic Athletes

..Insurance

..Duties of a Principal

..CPR & AED Training Video

..Mental Illness Training

..School Security and Standards Task Force

..Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force

- BOARD OF EDUCATION

..Teen Dating Violence Policy

..Nominating Petitions

..Automated Traffic Law Enforcement

..Bring Your Parents to School Day

..Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Remembrance Day

..Consolidation

- CHARTER SCHOOLS

..Moratorium on Virtual Charter Schools

..Charter Schools Near Military Bases

- CURRICULUM

..Sex Education

..State Seal of Biliteracy

..Streptococcal Infections

..Civic Education

..Eradicate Domestic Violence Task Force

- EMPLOYMENT

..Tenure, Layoff and Impasse Bargaining

..Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act

..Professional Educator Licenses

..Provisional Career and Technical Educator Endorsements

..Mandated Child Abuse Reporter Training

..School Service Personnel Certificates

..Teacher Evaluations

..Teacher Certification Fees

..Teacher Licensing

- PENSIONS

..Early Retirement

..IMRF

- PROPERTY TAXES

..Homeowners’ Exemptions

..Farmland Assessments

..TIF Audits & Comptroller’s Registry

- SCHOOL BUSINESS

..Prevailing Wage Act

..Interfund Transfers

..Joint Insurance Pools

..Public Construction Bond Act

..Local Debt Recovery Program

..Fees for Fingerprinting Services

..Public Funds Investment Act

..Local Government Professional Services Act

- SPECIAL EDUCATION

..Due Process Hearings

..IEPs

..Social Workers

..Transition Services

..Excused from Physical Education

- STUDENTS

..Compulsory School Age

..Social Network Passwords

..Immunizations

..Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

..Communicable Disease Prevention Act

- RESOLUTIONS

..Teacher Recruiting and Retention Task Force

..Task Force on Charter School Funding

..Advisory Committee on Education Funding

..School Code Waivers

..School Crime Watch Programs

- Excerpt from ADMINISTRATION:

HAZING -

Public Act 98-0393 -

Effective Date: August 16, 2013 -

The failure to report a hazing incident is now a crime. The failure to report hazing occurs when a school official observes an act not sanctioned by the school that results in bodily harm and the school official knowingly fails to report the incident to supervising educational authorities or, if the event resulted in death or great bodily harm, to law enforcement. The law applies to all paid school administrators, teachers, counselors, support staff, and coaches and any and all volunteer coaches employed by a school, college, university, or other educational institution of this State. Violation of the statute is a Class B misdemeanor, unless the act the person failed to report results in death or great bodily harm, in which case it is a Class A misdemeanor.

Please see full Update below for more information.

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Topics:  Concealed Weapons, Education Reform, Firearms, Gun Laws, Hazing, Public Schools, School Districts, School Safety

Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Education Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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