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Summary of March 27 Executive Order, Rules, and Guidance for Schools

Board Governance K-12 Education

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Governor and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) issued five documents totaling 91 pages of orders, declarations, guidance, statements, and recommendations for K-12 public schools relating to the current mandatory school closure in the face of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Rather than restating the legal requirements discussed in those documents—unnecessarily creating even more for your review—we offer a high-level summary of the essential points school leaders should glean from these resources.