Education Law News

Your TRS Rulebook – Whitt Law Attorneys Contribute to Illinois ASBO’s Winter Publication

Your TRS Rulebook: Having Solid Understanding of TRS Regulations, Including a Newly Amended Salary Rule, Can Help You Quickly Resolve Employment Issues – Brittany Flaherty Theis and Stuart L. Whitt’s latest article – is available in the Winter edition of Illinois ASBO’s UPDATE. The article covers the basics of the TRS 170-day rule, along with [...]

By | January 25th, 2021|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|

Governor Pritzker Signed Remote Learning Legislation – Effective Immediately

Earlier today, Governor Pritzker announced that he signed Senate Bill 1569 into law. The bill became Public Act 101-0643 and is effective immediately. In the coming weeks, and in consultation with guidance anticipated to be published by the Illinois State Board of Education in the near future, Whitt Law will continue its Planning for the [...]

By | June 18th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Planning for the Future Series: Remote Learning (Part Two – How is it different than E-learning?)

Remote learning is different than the “E-learning” programs being piloted and planned throughout Illinois prior to COVID-19. Three school districts piloted E-learning prior to COVID-19. Their plans included: the creation of lesson plans; teacher, student, and parent education and practice; preparation of technology and materials; and the development of protocol for communication with students and [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|