Monday, September 7, 2015

Guide to Illinois Statutes Affecting Schools updated and available

The Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) has updated the Guide to Illinois Statutes Affecting Schools, which serves as a reference to Illinois statutes that are not listed in the School Code but  affect school districts. Information about the 2015 Guide and access to the PDF are available on the IASB website.

The Guide was prepared by a committee of ICSA and references statutes in force as of January 1, 2015. The booklet is divided by section, based upon whom or what each statute may impact. These categories include board of education, students and parents, property and contracts, litigation, financial affairs, employees, and elections. The document touches on laws ranging from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA) to governmental ethics and the Election Code, among others.

The Guide to Illinois Statutes Affecting Schools is not intended to be a list of every state statute that might relate to a school law problem. Instead, it should be viewed is a guidance document intended to act as a “point of beginning” by providing brief descriptions of some state laws important to Illinois schools. The full PDF can be downloaded here.