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Newsletter articles from 2005
Can an 8(d)1 award be modified?
In Cassens Transport Company v. Illinois Industrial Commission, 2005 WL 95714 (4th Dist., I.C. Div., 2005), the Illinois Appellate Court, in a decision delivered by Justice McCullough, with a concurring opinion by Justice Holdridge, addressed the vexing issue as to whether or not a final award under Section 8(d)1 may be modified in a subsequent proceeding at the Illinois Industrial Commission.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has granted the U.S. Department of Education’s motion to dismiss the National Education Association’s challenge to the mandatory testing provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
This summary was prepared by Rob Lyons, IEA counsel, member of the Education Law Section Council and co-editor of the Newsletter.
This issue of the newsletter is devoted to the subject of education labor law. Many of our section council and section members practice in this area.
Federal Budget for FY 2006
The House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education marked up its FY 2006 budget on June 9, 2005.
Governor signs Pension Reform Bill
The Governor has signed Senate Bill 27 into law. Among other things, SB 27 extends the teachers' Early Retirement Option (ERO).
IDEIA 2004 proposed rules released
The United States Department of Education has issued proposed rulemaking to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, Public Law 108-446.
This is the first of two issues devoted primarily to a report on new legislation acted upon in 2005 by the Illinois General Assembly.
Governor Blagojevich has signed SB 64 (Public Act 94-14) into law. Senate Bill 64 amends Section 27-23.3 of the Illinois School Code to require school districts to include students who participate in interscholastic athletic programs in instruction designed to prevent steroid abuse. Chief sponsors of the bill were Sen. Dave Sullivan (R-Park Ridge) and Rep. Sidney Mathias(R-Buffalo Grove).
Other federal developments
Thanks to Rocky Martinez and the staff at the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for contributing the following items:
Recent labor law case decisions
Kelly Baird was employed as Superintendent at Warren CUSD No. 205 under a three (3) year contract which began in 2000
State legislative summary Part I
Summary: Amends the School District Conversion Article of the School Code to provide for election of board members for a new high school district and requires the format for the election of the new high school board must be defined in the petition submitted to the voters.