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Franczek Webinar—Coronavirus and School Closures: Essential Legal Issues for Schools

Listen to a panel of attorneys from the K-12 Education Law Practice Group at Franczek P.C. for a fast-paced, panel discussion of the most pressing questions facing Illinois schools as they respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The panel includes Shelli Anderson, Nicki Bazer, and Jennifer Smith and will be moderated by Jackie Gharapour Wernz.

Examples of issues discussed will include:

  • Employment issues such as paying staff and working with unions during Act of God days, handling existing leaves and the potential impact of the pending Families First Coronavirus Response Act and what happens after March 30
  • Special education issues such as how to count days for special education timelines and what the provision of FAPE looks like during the mandatory school closure
  • Open Meetings Act questions such as what, if any, meetings can or should be held in person after the Governor’s recent Executive Order loosening in-person meeting requirements for board members, and
  • Key confidentiality issues facing schools when communicating about COVID confirmations.