The Extra Mile - Education Edition

A monthly newsletter of laws and cases affecting Illinois schools

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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