New School Laws 2017

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New School Laws 2017
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This publication is not intended as a substitute for either a current version of the Illinois Compiled Statutes or legal counsel.

Please note the synopsis of each act is brief and may or may not encompass the full content or impact of the Act. The synopsis is designed to call attention to statutory changes and additions that may merit further research.

Also included in this publication, where applicable, is the IASB Policy Reference Educational Subscription Service (PRESS) information regarding new legislation. If a new law requires action by the school board, the corresponding PRESS policy number will follow the public act information.

To Obtain Copies of Public Acts
Official copies of acts are filed with the Index Division of the office of the Secretary of State. However, all text of public acts is now available on the General Assembly Web site. The address is: .

How to Use This Document
Act summaries are organized under subject matter categories, and categories are arranged alphabetically as shown in the Table of Contents. In addition, three indexes are provided.

These may be used to identify an act by title, bill number, or by the public act number.

If you have any questions about legislation, you may contact any of the offices listed below:

IASB, 217/528-9688
IASA, 217/787-9306
Illinois ASBO, 815/753-9368
IPA, 217/525-1383



IASB staff - including the Association's office of general counsel, governmental relations department, publications department and other staff - work to provide member school districts with the information they need to function effectively. Most of that information includes legal issues, directly or indirectly.

The office of general counsel is staffed with three attorneys. It advises the Association and represents IASB in legal matters, drafts sample policies for the Policy Reference Educational Subscription Service (PRESS), and contributes to many IASB programs and publications.

Illinois Laws Affecting Schools
Below are some of the many links provided by IASB:

• Guide to Illinois Statutes Affecting Schools (August 2017, Published by ICSA)
• ESEA Foster Care Student Obligations (April 2017)
• Checklist for Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act (January 2017)
• What is PERA (Performance Evaluation Reform Act)? (Updated January 2017)
• Ann Marie's Law (April 2016)
• Bullying Policy Requirements (February 2015)
• IDHR Pregnancy Rights Notice Requirement (December 2014)
• Concealed Carry Act (November 2013)
• 2017-2018 Annual School Calendar
• Understanding Illinois Personnel Records Review Act (June 2011)
• School Board Elections
• New School Laws 2017
• Recent Court and Agency Decisions
• Illinois School Code Updated for 2016-2017
• Illinois School Law Survey - Fourteenth Edition