NEW FINANCIAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ON CASH BALANCES AND VENDOR INFORMATION

Save as PDFPrint Post Within the past year, two new financial reporting requirements have been imposed upon school districts.  Neither is particularly onerous and neither has penalties specified for noncompliance.  Nonetheless, both legal mandates are now in effect.   Cash Balances.  New Section 17-1.3 of the School Code provides that at the public hearing at…

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NEW ILLINOIS LAW PROVIDES ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AND RETURN OF SICK DAYS TO VACCINATED EMPLOYEES FOR TIME MISSED DUE TO COVID-19 

Save as PDFPrint Post Last week, Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 1167 into law. Among other things, this law requires school districts, joint agreements, and charter schools to provide administrative leave days and return previously used sick days to vaccinated employees who previously missed, or will miss, work as a result of COVID-19. As described…

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APPELLATE COURT DISMISSES GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S APPEAL ON COVID MANDATES

Save as PDFPrint Post Late Thursday night, the Fourth District Illinois Appellate Court dismissed the appeal from the Sangamon County Circuit Court order rendering unenforceable Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders mandating masks, close contact exclusions, and vaccinations or weekly testing in schools   Some school districts have now already determined not to follow the Governor’s Executive…

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FULL FUND TRANSFER AUTHORITY RESTORED UNTIL 2024

Save as PDFPrint Post &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspWith the Governor’s approval of Public Act 102-671 on November 30, 2021, the authority of school boards to transfer money between principal school district operating funds without limitation has been restored, at least through June 30, 2024. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspSection 17-2A of the School Code has long provided a mechanism for interfund transfers,…

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GOVERNOR PRITZKER SIGNS LAW CLARIFYING THE ILLINOIS HEALTH CARE RIGHT OF CONSCIENCE ACT

Save as PDFPrint Post   In August, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2021-20 requiring all school personnel to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or receive at least weekly COVID-19 testing. The Order further ordered schools to exclude any school personnel who do not comply with the vaccination or testing requirement.     Since that time,…

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New Associate Attorney – Mary J. Rocco

Save as PDFPrint Post Mary J. Rocco has joined our firm as an Associate Attorney and practices out of our Oak Brook Office. Mary has over seventeen years of experience practicing law. She worked for ten years as a litigator with Administration of Children’s Services in New York City, focusing on assisting families and children…

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