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

Board Governance 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.