The Extra Mile - Education Edition

A monthly newsletter of laws and cases affecting Illinois schools

The Extra Mile (August 2015)

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  • Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking Monetary Damages for District’s Reconfiguration Plan
  • U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Employers Concerning Classification of Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • DOJ Issues Guidance on “Service Animals” and the ADA
  • Attorney General Finds Employees Do Not Have a Privacy Interest in Settlement Agreements

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The Extra Mile (July 2015)

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Teachers May Testify About Out-of-Court Statements Made By Minor Students Regarding Abuse
  • Federal Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule to Expand  Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Requirements
  • Seventh Circuit Holds Job Description Alone Was Insufficient to Establish Essential Function of Job
  • IHSA Settles Litigation of Disabled Student Access to Athletics
  • Supreme Court Grants Petition To Hear Public Sector Union Dues Case

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The Extra Mile (June 2015)

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Finds Facebook Rants Not "Threats" Without Author Intent
  • Frakes Reinforced- No Statutory Right to Recall for Certain Teachers RIF'd Following Unsatisfactory Evaluations
  • U.S. Supreme Court Finds Employer Illegally Discriminated Despite Claim that Employer Did Not Know Applicants Religious Beliefs
  • Immunization Records Now Available Via State Database
  • Newly Updated Model FMLA Forms Available for Use by Employers
  • Newly Updated Board Member Handbooks Available

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The Extra Mile (May 2015)

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  • Illinois Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional 
  • ISBE Clarifies Special Education Joint Agreement Requirements on IDEA Part B Carryover Funds 
  • DOE Issues Model Terms of Service for Online Student Data Privacy 
  • Qualified Immunity for School Administrators Has Limitations and Administrators May Be Held Liable for False or Misleading Child Abuse Reports 
  • Board Violates OMA by Discussing Items Tangentially Related to Closed Session Exceptions While in Closed Session

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