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Assistant Legal Counsel - Student Care

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Jun 29, 2021

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Oct 12, 2021

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Mar 05, 2021

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Min 2 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

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Assistant Legal Counsel - Student Care
The candidate will report to General Counsel/Legal Officer and provide support to the Student Care Department including, but not limited to, restraint/time out, student discipline/exclusion, student social/emotional health. Areas covered by Student Care Department are required by statute and address aspects of education that are fundamental to educational equity. Analyzes, reviews, and investigates potential violations of the school code pertaining to student care and safety. Addresses legal issues connected to restraint/time out. Addresses matters pertaining to student discipline, including suspension and expulsion. Reviews complaints pertaining to school resource officers. Makes recommendations to ISBE and schools pertaining to school health issues, including pandemic preparedness. Prepares determinations and recommendations to the Superintendent of Education pertaining to hearings and investigations, in accordance with the purpose and intent of the Illinois School Code. Works with ISBE staff within Student Care Department on department initiatives. Communicates with families, students (as appropriate), school personnel, regional office of education personnel, and attorneys (internal and external special counsel). Provides statutory, regulatory, and policy recommendations and guidance regarding school code. Performs other duties as assigned. Graduation from accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in Illinois. Strong skills in written and verbal communications. Proficiency in Microsoft Suite. Ability to function both independently and within a team. Familiarity with Illinois Administrative Rules and the Illinois School Code. Two years of experience working as a licensed attorney.

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Hiring Coordinator
Illinois State Board of Education
100 W. Randolph
Suite 14-300
Chicago, IL 60601

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