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|

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Well respected, thirty-three-year-old, boutique law firm concentrating in representing local governmental entities statewide is seeking an Administrative Assistant at its Aurora, Illinois office. Responsibilities include administrative and office support to the legal team. Proficiency with MS Office and basic internet research is necessary. Experience with Adobe Acrobat is beneficial. This position offers an opportunity for [...]

Recent Case Discusses “Deliberative Process Exemption” in Freedom of Information Act

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (the “Act”) provides that all records in the custody of a public body are presumed to be open to inspection or copying. The Act also contains numerous exemptions to that presumption. There is an abundance of case law in Illinois highlighting and defining the exemptions to guide public bodies [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|Education Law News, Litigation 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|