Covid-19 Resources

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|

IDPH/ISBE Release FAQ then CDC Revises Position on Masks

In an FAQ dated July 26, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) and the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) answered questions related to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, released July 9, 2021. Yesterday, July 27, 2021, just one day after the [...]

By | July 28th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

UPDATE: ISBE Adopts Resolution Supporting In-Person Learning for 2021-2022 School Year

UPDATE: Yesterday ISBE adopted the resolution supporting in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Read more below. Contact a Whitt Law LLC attorney with questions regarding what this means for your school district.   Content from original News & Knowledge post dated May 18, 2021: School districts in Illinois are winding down the 2020-2021 school [...]

By | May 20th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Illinois State Board of Education Considering Resolution Supporting In-Person Learning for 2021-2022 School Year

School districts in Illinois are winding down the 2020-2021 school year. For many districts, the format for learning evolved over the course of the school year. The Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) reports that, as of today, 423 school districts are educating students in a blended remote learning format, while 398 school districts are [...]

By | May 18th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

COVID-19 Employer Optional Deferral of Employee Withholding, Deposit, and Certain Payroll Tax Obligations in Q4 of 2020

By: James R. Dougherty On August 8, 2020 the President of the United States issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority pursuant to Section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations, as relief in response to [...]

Planning for the Future Series: Communication and Reopening

The Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) recently released Part 3 – Transition Joint Guidance: Starting the 2020-21 School Year (“Part 3”). The guidance includes both recommendations and mandates regarding safety, sanitation, screening, instructional, staffing, and transportation matters, along with numerous other matters. Whitt Law is working [...]

By | July 8th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|