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Tonight ISBE & IDPH Released Updated COVID-19 Guidance

Tonight, the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) updated its COVID-19 online portal to include several new and revised resources, including content from the Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”). The resources can be found here and include: Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5 – Supporting the Full Return [...]

By | January 11th, 2022|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

IDPH & ISBE Plan to Revise Existing Regulations and Guidance on Exclusion

Today, the Illinois Department of Public Health ("IDPH") issued, and the Illinois State Board of Education ("ISBE") shared, a Health Alert regarding the State's intent to align with updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance the CDC issued earlier this week. IDPH and ISBE anticipate revising their regulations and guidance in accordance with the updated CDC guidance. [...]

By | January 7th, 2022|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Catch Up with Whitt Law at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference

We will not be hosting our annual hospitality suite at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference this year due to COVID-19. Instead, we invite you to connect with our attorneys in a number of ways at the conference and in the months to follow. For example, Attorneys Brittany Flaherty Theis and Brian Bare will be attending [...]

Section 18-233 Requires County Treasurers to Certify Aggregate Refunds by Today

Earlier this year, the Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 508, which was signed into law as Public Act 102-0519. The legislation created Section 18-233 of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (“PTELL”) in the Property Tax Code. It creates a recoupment process for property tax revenue lost to property tax refunds. Section 18-233 provides [...]

By | November 15th, 2021|Education Law News, Property Tax Law News|

New Law Aims to Make Job Creation and Increment Progress Public for TIF Districts

A bill signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker seeks to provide more information about the actual performance of Tax Increment Financing (“TIF”) districts. In late July, Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 571, which was written by Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Democrat from Northbrook, and sponsored by Sen. Ann Gillespie, a Democrat from Arlington Heights. The bill [...]

By | August 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 – ISBE/IDPH Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5

As indicated in an updated News & Knowledge blog post yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) re-released their joint guidance document, Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5 – Supporting the Full Return to In-Person Learning for All Students, August 2021 (“Part 5 Guidance”). [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

ISBE Posts Then Takes Down New Joint Guidance

Late Friday, ISBE uploaded a new joint guidance document with its COVID-19 resources. The joint guidance reiterated the current state-wide mandate that requires masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to P-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, except for under limited circumstances. The joint guidance also discussed quarantine procedures, Test to [...]

By | August 8th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|