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Illinois Laws Affecting Schools

The IASB Office of General Counsel offers numerous resources to help provide clarity and understanding for a number of complicated laws and legal issues that impact local school governance.

Guidance Resources for Districts

From state laws, such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA) to election and referendum questions, and federal education policy that includes the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and student privacy concerns, IASB and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) provide straightforward, easy-to-use resources to assist local school boards in understanding these issues. 


Legislative Resources

Digest of Bills Passed and New School Laws summarize bills sent to the governor (each July) and bills signed into law (each January).

Legislative Reports are compiled each week during sessions of the General Assembly and as needed during off-session times.