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Four New Laws That Illinois School Districts Should Have on Their Radar

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Several Illinois laws enacted in 2017 — some of which already have become effective, and others for which the effective date is coming soon — will have a significant impact on school districts in the state. Following are some...more

Statutory Waivers Under the New School Funding Bill

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As reported in an earlier alert, the State’s new school funding bill, Senate Bill 1947 (Public Act 100-0465), provides new mandate relief. School districts have been eligible to petition the General Assembly for waivers from...more

2016 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

BOARDS OF EDUCATION - ENFORCEMENT OF BINDING PUBLIC ACCESS COUNSELOR OPINIONS - Public Act 99-586 - Effective Date: January 1, 2017 - Individuals who file lawsuits to enforce binding opinions from the PAC...more

ISBE Issues Guidance on Teacher Resignations

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has issued non-regulatory guidance regarding the application of Section 24-14 of the Illinois School Code to teacher resignations. Section 24-14 of the School Code provides...more

2015 Legislative Update: Summary Of Changes In School Law

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

ADMINISTRATION - LALI’S LAW (HEROIN CRISIS ACT) - Public Act 99-0480 - Effective Date: September 9, 2015 - School districts, public schools, or nonpublic schools may now authorize a school nurse or trained...more

ISBE Issues Guidance and Forms Regarding Vaccination Religious Exemptions

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On Tuesday, the Illinois State Board of Education issued guidance on recent changes to immunization requirements for students. As we reported last week, recent legislation requires a new meningitis vaccine for sixth and...more

ISBE Issues Updated Non-Regulatory Guidance on PERA and Senate Bill 7

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently updated its Non-Regulatory Guidance on the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) and Senate Bill 7 (SB 7). Similar to the 2012 guidance, the updated Non-Regulatory...more

Franczek Radelet Works with ISBE to Clarify School Code

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Over the past several months, our firm has received many calls from concerned school district clients regarding a particular provision of the Illinois School Code. Franczek Radelet utilized its relationship with stakeholders...more

ISBE Proposes To Repeal Regulation Targeting Special Education Class Size And General Education Definition

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Since the IDEA’s precursor, the Education for All Handicapped Children’s Act, almost 40 years ago, ISBE has regulated the size and staffing of special education classrooms....more

ISBE Regulations And Guidance On Certified School Nurses: Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In July 2012, ISBE amended its regulations addressing the qualifications required for an individual to conduct medical reviews and make recommendations based on the findings of medical reviews. Medical reviews are conducted...more

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