Multi-ethnic elementary students (ages 5 to 9) boarding school bus.


Jun 7, 2021

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Upon their unanimous adoption of the Resolution Supporting In-Person Learning, the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) received numerous questions about the Resolution and its implications. The Resolution Supporting In-Person Learning (“Resolution”), which was adopted on May 19, 2021, did not alter or supplement any existing policy. Instead, it expressed its support for State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carmen I. Ayala’s anticipated declaration that all schools must resume fully in-person instruction for all student attendance days beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, subject to an exemption for students who meet a strict, two-pronged criteria. ISBE subsequently issued a Question and Answer document (“FAQ”), which can be read here, to clarify the Resolution and its implications on in-person and remote learning.