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PAC Issues Two New Binding Opinions, Clarifying Requirements Under the OMA and FOIA

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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)—recently issued two binding opinions clarifying requirements under the OMA and FOIA. In the first, Binding Opinion 21-009, the PAC found that a board of […]

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Governor’s Executive Order Requiring Exclusion of Students and School Personnel

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Late Friday, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2021-24 requiring schools to exclude students and school personnel for COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms. School districts, not the local health department, are now responsible for suspending in-person activities for those identified in the Order. Key […]

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ISBE Emergency Rules Regarding Mandatory Vaccinations

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Earlier today, ISBE published Emergency Rules regarding Mandatory Vaccinations for School Personnel. The Emergency Regulations clarify the requirements under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2021-22.     New Personnel: School personnel starting after September 19 must receive the first dose of a vaccine within 10 days of their start […]

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