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Education expense credit

October
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 563
On July 26, 2000, the Illinois Department of Revenue adopted a new section to section 100 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 100.

Commercial driver training schools

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
On June 2, 2000, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted emergency amendments to section 1060 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1060.

Court upholds decedent’s testamentary gift to dental school, which a university closed several months prior to testator’s death, because plain language of will revealed testator’s intent to provide university with a gift.

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
On July 13, 2000, the Third District of the Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Northwestern University ("university").

College Savings Pool

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
On March 24, 2000, the Illinois Treasurer's Office adopted emergency rules to section 2500 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 2500.

School Construction Program

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
On March 17, 2000, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted new sections and amendments to section 151 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 151.

Public schools evaluation, recognition and supervision

June
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 310
On March 21, 2000, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted emergency amendments to section 1 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 1.

School Construction Program

June
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 310
On March 17, 2000, the Illinois State Board of Education amended and adopted new sections to section 151 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 151.

School Based and School Linked Clinic Programs

March
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
On December 1, 1999, the Illinois State Department of Public Aid adopted amendments to section 140 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 140.

Schools’ Liability for Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment Under Title IX

By James W. Hulbert and Linda C. Kramer
February
2000
Article
Page 88
A review of the impact — especially in Illinois — of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Davis v Monroe County School Board ruling.

A university has presumably complied with portions of Title IX if it can show a substantial proportionality between the gender group’s enrollment at the university and the gender group’s participation in athletics

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
On December 7, 1999, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Valor Insurance Company.

Stopped school bus law extended to school property; P.A. 91-260

December
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 636
Public Act 91-260 extends, to school property, the law on ''[a]pproaching, overtaking, and passing'' a stopped school bus.

Placement of Downs Syndrome child in program limited to handicapped children or in an “at risk” program did not constitute free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

October
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 521
On July 29, 1999, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the lower court that placement of a Downs Syndrome child in a program limited to handicapped children or in a program for "at risk" children did not constitute a free appropriate education.

Provisions for Reading Improvement Program

September
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 460
On June 2, 1999, the Illinois Department of Education adopted new amendments to section 260 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 260.

Illinois responds to recent school shootings with preventative and punitive legislation

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
In response to high school shootings in Arkansas, Colorado, and other states, the General Assembly enacted several bills into law that attempt to deter and more harshly penalize school shooting offenders.

Penalties enhanced for unlawful discharge or sale of firearms near schools; PA 91-12

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
According to 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2, "aggravated discharge of a firearm'' is, inter alia, firing a gun at a person, or into a building or vehicle when the shooter knows it is occupied.

School officials must report armed persons on school grounds; PA 91-11

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
According to PA 91-11, a school official must notify the school principal if he/she observes a "person in possession of a firearm on school grounds.''

School shooters excluded from juvenile court jurisdiction ; P.A. 91-15

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
The Juvenile Court Act, 705 ILCS 405/1 et seq, attempts to best serve the safety and ``welfare of [an accused minor] and the best interests of the community'' by shielding the minor from the full force and application of the Illinois Criminal Code.

Secondary Education and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

July
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 351
On May 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted an emergency amendment to section 112.78 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.

Amendments to the School Code; PA 90-802

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
Public Act 90-802 amends the School Code. This Act was passed after the Governor's technical recommendations were incorporated.

Charter Schools

November
1998
Illinois Law Update
Page 596
On September 3, 1998 the state board of education adopted amendments to sections 650.30, 650.40, and 650.60. 23 Ill Adm Code 650.

Independent contractors are not considered to be employees under the ADEA

November
1998
Illinois Law Update
Page 596
On September 8, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's holding that the defendant, the North Knox School District.

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