Dear Readers of The Extra Mile:
Thank you to all who tuned in to attend our virtual The Year in Review: Highlights and Lowlights of Illinois School Law. Your participation was phenomenal, and your astute questions put our Stump-the-Lawyer panelists to the test. We hope you enjoyed the seminar and found it a helpful resource as you navigate the increasingly complex labyrinth that is school law.
The past month also marked a unique school litigation milestone, as 145 school districts were sued in Macoupin County in a challenge to the Governor’s authority to require COVID prevention measures for students. As always, we will monitor and keep you apprised of this litigation in the days and weeks ahead.
November also marks the Joint Annual Conference. As usual, Hodges Loizzi will have a strong presence, with numerous attorneys presenting (see the "Insights for School Leaders" section below for details). Although we will not be able to continue our tradition of seeing you all in person at the Chicago Cultural Center this year, we look forward to seeing you in and around the conference and finding other opportunities to connect and socialize in the months ahead.
This month’s edition of The Extra Mile covers new legislation clarifying the Health Care Right of Conscience Act, ISBE's new emergency rules concerning schools' recognition status, a new OSHA emergency temporary standard, and insurance coverage for sex abuse claims against schools.