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Continuing legal education programs January 2015 Save the dates for these two not-to-be-missed education law programs!
In re pension reform litigation By Roland R. Cross & Elizabeth A. Tracy October 2015 On May 8, 2015 the Supreme Court of Illinois unanimously found Public Act 98-599 to be unconstitutional and invalid.
Legislative update By Phil Milsk January 2015 A summary of the bills from the Illinois General Assembly's 2014 veto session.
Lutkauskas v. Ricker, 2015 IL 117090 (Ill.S.Ct. 2015) By Everett Nicholas May 2015 A summary of this recent case of interest to education law practitioners.
New public Acts By Phil Milsk October 2015 A summary of some of the important education legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly during the 2015 Spring session and signed into law by Governor Rauner.
PAC issues advisory opinion regarding collective bargaining meetings By Everett Nicholas October 2015 While the opinion by the The Public Access Bureau in the Illinois Attorney General’s office is advisory only, Boards need to be wary if a majority of a quorum of board members is meeting to discuss negotiations and not engaged in actual across-the-table bargaining.
Recent school bullying decisions By Roland Cross January 2015 In August and September 2014, the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued decisions with respect to school bullying.
T.K. ex rel. L.K. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ. (E.D.N.Y. 2014) By Neal Takiff May 2015 The issue in this case was whether the student was denied a free appropriate public education (FAPE) as a result of the bullying she endured during the 2007-2008 school year and, if FAPE was denied, whether the Parents' unilateral placement of L.K. in a therapeutic day school for the 2008-2009 school year was appropriate, entitling them to reimbursement.