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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

This year, schools face increased obligations for addressing bullying

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2014

Two new laws require school districts and charter schools to reconsider their approach to bullying. The first new bullying law requires school boards

Circuit court finds stay put does not apply to unilateral placement

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2014

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides that during the pendency of a dispute, a student must remain in hisher "then-current

Back to school OMAFOIA update: Public Access Counselor (PAC) decisions this summer

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2014

The summer is nearly behind us, and it has been a busy summer for the Public Access Counselor (PAC) office of the Illinois Attorney General, which

DOJ and DOE warning: school enrollment practices must not discourage enrollment of immigrant students

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

According to the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, U.S. school districts are discouraging student enrollment based on their parents' illegal

Appellate Court upholds decision that therapeutic day school is not student’s least restrictive environment

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2014

In Porter v. Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld an Illinois State Board of Education special education hearing

District court finds First Amendment does not protect former guidance counselor’s sexually-explicit book

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2014

The Northern District Court of Illinois found that Rich Township High School District 227 did not violate the free speech rights of former guidance