Dear Readers of The Extra Mile:
We hope this email finds you either enjoying Spring Break, refreshed from or looking forward to Spring Break. This month marked the one-year anniversary of school closures due to COVID, and Spring Break gives us a chance not only to enjoy some nice weather, but also to pause and reflect on the herculean efforts of everyone involved in keeping schools running over the past year. We at Hodges Loizzi salute the school leaders across Illinois for your endless work and unceasing passion while guiding your schools through uncharted waters.
This month’s edition of The Extra Mile focuses on updates on the COVID front, from the new ISBE/IDPH guidance that encourages in-person attendance to an OSHA update concerning school transportation. Also included are updates on a tenured teacher dismissal case and an OMA decision about the seemingly innocuous issue of deciding what topics go on a Board meeting agenda. Finally, be on the lookout for a separate email in the coming days outlining a number of key provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.