Education Law News

Planning for the Future Series: Remote Learning (Part One – What Just Happened?)

Since March 17, 2020, school buildings in Illinois have been closed to student attendance. Now, school districts throughout the State are wrapping up their last month of the spring semester. Over the last several months, administrators, teachers, parents, and students rose to the many challenges COVID-19 created and most have experienced a myriad of feelings [...]

By | May 29th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Legislative Special Session Begins May 20, 2020

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Illinois issued a joint proclamation convening a Special Session of General Assembly to begin this week (the “Joint Proclamation”). The Joint Proclamation was issued pursuant to an Illinois law called the Special Session Act, which allows a special session [...]

Planning for the Future Series: Meeting Cash Flow Needs

Introduction We know that school districts throughout the nation are moving from the rapid (yet deliberate) triage decision-making necessitated by COVID-19 to future-oriented planning. This guidance document is the third in a series intended to help school boards and administrators work through the types of questions they should be asking as they prepare to close [...]

By | May 4th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Planning for the Future Following COVID-19 Closures: Introduction Checklist – PDF

Below you can scroll through the PDF version of the blog post found in full here using the arrow keys at the bottom of the PDF. Electronic copies of the Planning for the Future Series will be emailed to News & Knowledge Newsletter subscribers. Sign up here.     Email info@whittlaw.com for more information [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Planning for the Future Following COVID-19 Closures: Introduction Checklist

A PDF version of Planning for the Future: Introduction below can be found here or by emailing info@whittlaw.com. Introduction We know that in time school districts throughout the nation will move from the rapid (yet deliberate) triage decision-making necessitated by COVID-19 to future-oriented planning. This guidance document is intended to help school boards and administrators work [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Whitt Law LLC’s Accessibility During Illinois Stay-At-Home Order

Since our nation’s COVID-19 outbreak, Whitt Law LLC has been monitoring all developments, particularly those impacting our public schools and schoolchildren. For weeks, Whitt Law has been working with school districts and other units of local government to respond and adapt to the unique threats posed by COVID-19.  Throughout this process, we have worked both [...]