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Appellate Court decision raises new issues in detachment petition proceedings

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2014

In 2012, residents of the Lancaster subdivision in Waukegan filed a petition with the Regional Board of School Trustees of Lake County to detach from

PAC holds that public bodies must release employee informal investigative reports

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

The Public Access Counselor (PAC) recently addressed the issue of whether informal employee investigative reports concerning the misconduct of a

Court affirms three-part Title IX test applies to high schools

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2014

In a recent decision, Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial court finding that a public

PAC strikes down five day registration requirement for public comment as violation of OMA

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2014

The Public Access Counselor (PAC) in the Illinois Attorney General's office recently issued a binding opinion regarding public participation in

Appellate Court sides with school districts on working cash fund tax rate objections

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2014

This week the Second District Appellate Court upheld summary judgment in favor of 17 DuPage County school districts on 54 tax rate objections spanning

Court of Appeals rejects claims of race discrimination in special education placements

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2014

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit brought by African American families and students in Pennsylvania alleging that the Lower

2014 legislative update: summary of changes in school law

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2014

School districts are encouraged to hold a teacher Institute day with no students in attendance or Close school on Election Day if the school is used

PAC limits public bodies’ authority in regulating public comment period

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

On September 4, 2014, the Illinois Attorney General's Office released a binding opinion through its Public Access Counselor (PAC) that public bodies

U.S. Department of Education issues new guidelines on collecting student data

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

This past July, the U.S. Department of Education released the Transparency Best Practices for Schools and Districts, a new set of guidelines created

Illinois Appellate Court rules that school districts are subject to municipal zoning

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2014

In a strongly worded 42 page decision, the Second District Appellate Court ruled in Gurba v. Community HS Dist. 155, that school districts are