Legal News & Updates

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Coming Soon: 2024 Title IX Regulations Compliance Package for Illinois Higher Education Institutions

We are pleased to announce that Robbins Schwartz Title IX attorneys have prepared a comprehensive Compliance Package to assist Illinois colleges and universities in preparing for implementation of new Regulations. The Compliance Package will be available for purchase on July 1, 2024. Stay tuned!

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Coming Soon: 2024 Title IX Regulations Compliance Package for K-12 School Districts

We are pleased to announce that Robbins Schwartz Title IX attorneys have prepared a comprehensive Compliance Package to assist school districts in preparing for implementation of the new Regulations. The Compliance Package will be available for purchase on July 1, 2024. Stay tuned!

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Juneteenth – June 19, 2024

This Juneteenth, we reflect on freedom, resilience, and embracing unity.

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PTAB Rejects Taxpayer Efforts to Keep Taxing Districts Out of Property Tax Appeals

The Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) recently rejected a taxpayer’s efforts to dismiss taxing districts from a property tax appeal. Read more about this update in our latest law alert.

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Sunset Provision Set to Expire, May Limit Broad School District Authority to Make Interfund Transfers

With the provisions of Section 17-2A going back to authorizing interfund transfers for only one-time, non-recurring expenses, school districts may be limited to only transferring between funds when the transfer is for a specified purpose. Read more about this update in our latest law alert.

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Celebrating Pride Month – June 2024

Learn more about Pride Month through our latest DEI spotlight.

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PAC Provides Further Guidance on Unduly Burdensome FOIA Requests

On March 5, 2024, the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) issued a non-binding determination letter offering additional guidance to public bodies regarding the designation of requests as unduly burdensome. Read more about their guidance in our recent law alert.

Earth Day/Climate Change Inequities – May 2024

Learn more about Earth Day/Climate Change Inequities through our spotlight.

Schools and Park Districts Only Granted More Time to Comply with Cook County Paid Leave Ordinance

The Board of Commissioners recently passed a revised version of the Paid Leave Ordinance amendment exempting school districts and park districts from the ordinance's requirements. Read more about the update in our latest law alert.

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day to all the incredible women making a difference worldwide! Your courage, determination, and compassion inspire us all.

EEOC Issues Fact Sheet on Anti-Arab, Anti-Middle Eastern, Anti-Muslim, and Antisemitic Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

The EEOC recently released a Fact Sheet clarifying the Title VII protections amid the workplace and campus tensions linked to conflict in the Middle East. Learn more about their resource in our most recent law alert.

Women’s History Month – March 2024

Join us in honoring the strength and grace of women this Women's History Month.

Update on Proposed Amendment to Exclude Schools and Park Districts from County Paid Leave Ordinance

The Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations Committee recently deferred voting on the proposed amendment to Paid Leave Ordinance. Read more about the updated in our latest law alert.

Supreme Court Allows High School Admissions Policy Designed to Promote Diversity

On February 20, 2024, the Supreme Court declined to review whether a Virginia high school's 2020 revised admissions policy, which aimed at fostering student diversity, constituted racial discrimination. Read more about the revised policy in our latest law alert.

ISBE Model Bullying Prevention Policy Now Available

Public Act 103-0047 was recently passed, adding new requirements to schools' bullying prevention and response obligations. Read more about the update in our latest law alert.

Refresher on Educational Support Staff RIF Procedures and Updates to Teacher Non-Renewal/RIF Deadlines

As the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, school districts are gearing up for staffing needs in 2024-2025 and beyond. Check out our latest in brief for a refresher on educational support staff RIF procedures and more.