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Public Bodies not Required to Create New Records to Respond to FOIA Request
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

The Second District Appellate Court recently addressed the question of when an electronic record is a public record subject to FOIA and when a public


DOE Dear Colleague Letter Advises Districts To Consider Whether IEPs of Students Experiencing Short-Term Disciplinary Removals Contain Adequate Behavioral Supports
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

On August 1, 2016, the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and Office of Special


Recent DOJ Settlement Agreement Offers Valuable Guidance Regarding Mandatory Medical Leaves of Absence
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 12 2016

A recent settlement agreement entered into between the Educational Opportunities Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights


Department of Education Issues Guidance Regarding Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

The Department of Education recently issued a Dear Colleague Letter explaining the obligations of school districts to students with ADHD under


DOE Issues Updated Guidance on Homeless Students
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

The Department of Education recently issued three pieces of guidance, including detailed non-regulatory guidance, a student fact sheet, and a "Dear


Student Residency Hearing Revisions to the Illinois School Code Effective January 1, 2017
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

Effective January 1, 2017, the process by which school districts in Illinois may dispute student residency will fundamentally change. Public Act


Taxpayer Suit Establishes that School Board Policies Have the Force of Law
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

On July 20, 2016, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed the decision of the circuit court in Veazey v. Rich Township High School District 227, et al


Local Government Travel and Entertainment Expenses Come Under Greater Scrutiny with New Law
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

Over the past few years there has been no shortage of FOIA requests and media attention on how school districts and other units of local government


Illinois Appellate Court FOIA Decision-FOIA does not apply to the IHSA and School District cannot be used to obtain non-public records from a third party
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • July 22 2016

Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court (First District) issued its decision in Better Government Association v. Illinois High School Association and


Changes to the Open Meetings Act Allow Inspection of Closed Session Records
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • July 11 2016

Effective June 30, 2016, the Open Meetings Act (OMA) has been amended to allow elected board members, or those appointed to fill vacancies on the