Final Regulations on the Use of Time Out, Isolated Time Out, and Physical Restraint and Corresponding ISBE Guidance (June 22, 2020)

Given the understandable focus on remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts and special education cooperatives have not been aware that effective April 9, 2020, final regulations on the use of time out, isolated time out, and physical restraint in Illinois schools were adopted. With one significant exception, the final rules are substantively … Read more…

Illinois Legislative Amendments to the School Code and Updated Guidance on Summer 2020 School Activities Following the Latest COVID-19 Disaster Proclamation (June 17, 2020)

Update: The Governor has signed SB 1569. The new law (known as Public Act 101-0643) is effective immediately. As a result, the SB 1569 requirements (explained in our legal update) are in effect. If you have questions regarding the amendments to the School Code and updated guidance on summer 2020 school activities, or other issues … Read more…