Monthly Archives: August 2019

Communicating and Investigating Allegations of Employee Misconduct

Communicating and Investigating Allegations of Employee Misconduct - School Districts Have Discretion But Walk a Fine Line Whitt Law attorney Brian R. Bare was recently interviewed by the NPR station in Bloomington-Normal regarding school district investigations of employee misconduct and the tenured teacher dismissal process.  Parents in that area are reacting to news that a [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Education Law News|

Illinois Adopts Legislation Involving Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Recently, Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 2719 into law, now Public Act 101-0180 (the “Act”). The Act creates Section 22-85 of the School Code. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, the Act requires, as a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma from a public high school, the parent or guardian of each student (or [...]

By | August 15th, 2019|Education Law News|

School Districts, Data Breaches, and Notifications

Recently, over 13,000 schools across the nation have been receiving a notification from a major education publishing and assessment service provider, that their student and employee data was inadvertently accessed in a data breach.  The data in question appears to have been limited to student or employee names, student dates of birth, and email addresses.  [...]

By | August 8th, 2019|Education Law News|

Summer Break? Not For These Board Members and Administrators

School districts throughout the Illinois are gearing up for the return of students and the start of a new school year. Although August signals the end of what is summer break for some; for others, the summer months are an opportunity to dig deeper into continuing education, catch up on legal and industry development, and [...]