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IEPs and 504 plans are essential tools to ensure positive learning outcomes for many students. They also have the potential to cause legal issues for schools if they aren't properly planned and carried out. This comprehensive guide will show you how to mitigate legal liabilities in IEPs and 504 plans. Take away valuable information you can use to spot potential issues in your school's IEP and 504 plan processes. Order today!
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of recorded technology CLE credit.
ELIZABETH KELLY is an attorney with Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. Ms. Kelly practices primarily in the areas of school law, and labor and employment. She represents school districts throughout Illinois in matters concerning student rights and special education, as well as school finance, board policy and governance, compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and employment and personnel issues. Ms. Kelly is a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and NSBA Council of School Attorneys. She received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Springfield and earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.
MERRY C. RHOADES is an attorney with Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. In her practice as an education law attorney, she regularly advises clients on all facets of school law, ranging from annexation and detachment matters to the termination of the tenured teacher to tax and finance matters. Ms. Rhoades is known throughout downstate Illinois for her work in the area of special education and student rights. She has worked extensively with Illinois public school districts regarding special education and related services provided to special needs students. Ms. Rhoades is known for her insight regarding a school district's obligations to students under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA). She regularly guides school district clients through the ins and outs of meeting its obligation to students that are disabled. Ms. Rhoades serves as an Illinois Association of School Boards PRESS Advisory Committee member. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Council of School Attorneys Executive Committee, and the National Council of School Attorneys. She earned her B.A. degree from MacMurray College and her J.D. degree from DePaul University College of Law.