Another bullying case dismissed in federal court
On August 24, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, upheld a decision from the Northern District of Indiana which granted summary judgment to East Porter County School Corporation, Morgan Township Middle/High School, Porter Township School Corporation and Boone Grove Middle School with respect to allegations that the Districts violated a student’s Section 1983 rights with respect to allegations of bullying.
The case of Moore v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago may signal a similar limitation of discretion for all Illinois school districts faced with similar circumstances.
Emotional support animals on campus
While requests for emotional support animals on campuses are not new, the frequency and variety of these requests has been growing over the last several years.
New FOIA decisions
On June 24, 2016, the First District interpreted the question of whether the Illinois High School Association was a subsidiary body subject to FOIA. The Second District addressed the question of what types of data a public body must disclose from its databases.
Transgender issues in schools and the workplace: Personal records
The rights of transgender individuals and the application of those rights in the absence of specific laws leave schools and employers in unfamiliar territory on myriad issues. This article looks looks at the management of records with sensitive information regarding an individual’s gender transition.