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Category: Coronavirus

OCR Announces Resolution Agreement with L.A. Schools over Remote-Learning Related Services to Students with IEPs and 504 Plans

Education K-12 Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced a resolution agreement with  the Los Angeles Unified School District largely addressing issues related to OCR’s finding that the District failed to provide services identified in students’ IEPs […]

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HB 1167 Provides Paid Administrative Leave to Vaccinated Employees for Absences related to COVID-19 and Requires Payment to Support Staff on Days of School Closure

Education Higher Education

Yesterday, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a revised version of HB 1167, which provides paid administrative leave, with no deduction of sick leave days, to fully vaccinated teachers for absences related to COVID-19. Governor Pritzker had earlier vetoed a […]

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Under Governor Pritzker’s March 4 Executive Order, School Staff Vaccination/Weekly Testing Requirement Continues, But Exclusion Mandates Do Not

Education K-12 Education

On March 4, 2022, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2022-07 which has implications for Illinois schools as they continue to grapple with this phase of the  COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably, the latest Executive Order reissues and extends Executive Order 2021-22 […]

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OCR Issues Fact Sheet on Providing FAPE During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Addressing the Need for Compensatory Services Under Section 504

Education K-12 Education

Originally posted to our Special Education Insights Blog. The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education recently issued a new Fact Sheet. The Fact Sheet repeats prior guidance that “the responsibility for schools to comply with Section 504 continues regardless […]

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