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PAC upholds school district’s decision to deny FOIA request for text messages

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2015

Last month, the Public Access Counselor released a decision on the subject of when text messages can be obtained from a public body through a FOIA

Parents can litigate idea claims when adult students have delegated education rights

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2015

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, recently held that even where a disabled student

Illinois court finds teaching the “N” word is not protected by the First Amendment

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2015

Recently, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois addressed whether a teacher could be disciplined for using the word

NSBA to OCR: standard for addressing requests for technology by students with a communication impairment is off key

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2015

Readers of our FR Alerts may remember my colleague Kendra B. Yoch authored an Alert in 2013 about a set of outlier cases in the Ninth Circuit Court

Records retention rules revamped

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2015

The State and Local Records Commission rules regarding records management, production, retention, and disposal have undergone sweeping changes. These

General Assembly considers municipallocal government bankruptcy legislation

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2015

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would amend the Illinois Municipal Code to allow municipalities and other local government entities

Recent case reminds schools of First Amendment and Title VII responsibilities in employment context

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2015

Recently, the Northern District of Illinois issued its opinion in Wong v. Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District 15. Although

FTC reminds schools when they can consent to certain online activities by students under COPPA

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2015

Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced on its blog that it has updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the interplay between

Recent guidance on charter school participation in state pension plans

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2015

In Illinois, charter school teachers and certain administrators are eligible to participate in the Illinois Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) and the

April 1 deadline for posting school board member e-mail addresses online approaches

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2015

As we reported in our 2014 Legislative Update, a recent law requires every school district that maintains a traditional website to post on that