Monthly Archives: December 2012

Legislative Update: Public Act 97-1104 Amends the School Code and Juvenile Court Act

In August, legislation addressing school safety was signed into law in Illinois. Public Act 97-1104 amends both the School Code and the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Effective January 1, 2013, law enforcement officers can share information with school officials if they believe there is an imminent threat of physical harm to individuals on school [...]

By | December 21st, 2012|Education Law News|

Attorney Fees and Civil Penalties under FOIA

In October 2012, the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois issued its opinion in Rock River Times and McGehee v. Rockford Public School District 205. The court’s decision deals primarily with a petition for attorney fees and the imposition of a civil penalty under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). After reviewing the legislative history [...]

By | December 19th, 2012|Education Law News|

Legislative Update: Senate Bill 3338 Approved By Governor

On December 2, 2012, Governor Quinn signed legislation that pushes back the deadline for candidates for local school boards to file their nominating petitions. Senate Bill 3338 (now Public Act 97-1134) moves the deadlines for filing nominating petitions from December 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. to December 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. A press release [...]

By | December 3rd, 2012|Education Law News|