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Category: K-12 Education

JCAR Decision Adds Further Uncertainty to Already Complex Situation on School Masking and Quarantine Rules

Education K-12 Education

Since yesterday, there have been many reports about the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) vote against extending IDPH Emergency Rules regarding masking, vaccine and testing requirements in schools. This has caused significant confusion and uncertainty about the status of […]

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Illinois PAC Issues Binding Decision Authorizing Remote Meetings Under the OMA

Education K-12 Education

In a rare binding opinion, the Public Access Counselor (PAC)—the division of the Attorney General that reviews appeals regarding the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA)—issued a new binding opinion clarifying remote meeting requirements under the OMA, finding that public bodies […]

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Governor Pritzker Vetoes HB 2778; Announces Collaborative Initiative to Provide Paid Leave for Vaccinated School District, Public University and Community College Employees

Education Higher Education

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker released an official statement yesterday vetoing HB 2778 and announcing in its place a joint initiative reflecting a compromise with the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the Illinois Education Association, and other stakeholders intended to keep students […]

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General Assembly Passes Legislation For COVID-19-Related Paid Administrative Leave For School and Public College and University Employees

Education Higher Education

On October 28, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation that, if signed by Governor Pritzker, will provide mandatory paid administrative leave for school and Illinois public college and university employees for COVID-19-related absences. The legislation which can be found here […]

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