Kaitlin Atlas to discuss key considerations for special education as school districts prepare for the upcoming school year.
On July 1, 2021, amendments to Illinois’ Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) will go into effect. The amendments mandate that schools take certain steps to maintain compliance in how…
The Seventh Circuit upheld a Wisconsin district court’s dismissal of a middle school student’s claims of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination, finding that the school’s response to the claims did not rise to the level of deliberate indifference as defined by the August 2020 Title IX regulations.
A reminder that public bodies cannot simply withhold entire documents just because some of the contents are exempt. An Illinois appellate court found that the City of Chicago could not completely withhold a police “action plan” regarding a planned response to the verdict in the highly publicized trial of Jason Van Dyke, where it contained both exempt and non-exempt content.
In a non-binding opinion, the Public Access Counselor found that a city council violated the Open Meetings Act when it muted public commenters at a meeting held via video conference, because its rule against abusive language was content-based and therefore violated the OMA and the First Amendment rights of the non-disruptive speakers.
Jeff Goelitz will join panelists to share insights about negotiations during the pandemic at the Illinois ASBO 2021 Annual Conference.
Hodges Loizzi analyzes Governor Pritzker’s recent Executive Order 2021-10 and the impact it has on wearing face coverings in Illinois schools.
Jason Manning and Frazier Satterly secure appellate victory for Moline-Coal Valley School District No. 40 in a post-Janus dues-deduction case.
Michelle Todd shares insights on how Section 504 team members can navigate conflicts with parent accommodation requests in a recent Special Ed Connection article.