Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Alliance distributes new school laws info

The Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance recently compiled and distributed a publication to inform school leaders about new laws and changes in existing laws made in the year 2015 and taking effect in 2016.

The Alliance is comprised of the Illinois Association of School Boards, the Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, and the Illinois Principals Association.

Included in the document are 64 new laws impacting school districts, including concussion protocols, civics course requirements, student discipline, teacher licensure and reciprocity, accountability, health and safety concerns, as well as several Tax Increment Finance bills.

Also included in this publication is IASB Policy Reference Educational Subscription Service (PRESS) information regarding new legislation, where applicable. If a new law requires action by the school board, the corresponding PRESS policy number will follow the public act information.
This publication has been mailed to district superintendents, business officials and principals, along with each school board’s legislative liaison and president.

The complete document is also available online; click here to access.