Monthly Archives: March 2018

ESSA Site-Based Expenditure Reporting in Illinois

Today, March 27, 2018, the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) hosted a webinar regarding site-based expenditure reporting, which the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA”) requires for all states. This particular webinar was geared toward vendors that serve school districts throughout Illinois. Participants in the webinar were asked to review ISBE’s Every Student Succeeds [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Education Law News|

New Accommodation Mandates Regarding Female Students

Beginning this calendar year, public schools and charter schools are subject to two new mandates requiring accommodations for female students. Public Act 100-0029 addresses breastfeeding accommodations for students. Public Act 100-0163 addresses the provision of feminine hygiene products. Public Act 100-0029 and Public Act 100-0163, by their terms, subject charter schools to the same requirements, [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Education Law News|

Sex Designation on Birth Certificates: Illinois Department of Public Health Addresses Amendments to the Illinois Vital Records Act

Whitt Law has been closely monitoring the evolution of statutory law and case law regarding the accommodation of transgender students in public schools. One topic that is regularly discussed by administrators is the question of how to handle requests for record changes to a student’s records. A common concern of administrators and parents alike was [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Education Law News|