Tueth Keeney attorney Merry Rhoades presented a webinar for Teach Illinois on March 28, 2017. Merry spoke on the subject of Restorative Justice in Illinois School law, including the significant revisions to student discipline procedures imposed by Senate Bill 100. SB100 implements principles of restorative justice, and requires schools to use restorative practices rather than ‘zero tolerance’ discipline policies, with an intent to reduce the so-called school-to-prison pipeline.
Teach Illinois is a collaborative venture among the Illinois Regional Offices of Education which includes online learning and professional development for Illinois educators. For more information about Teach Illinois, please check out its website: http://www.teachillinois.org/ Merry’s webinar can be accessed at the following link: SB100 & Restorative Justice in Illinois Schools.
Merry C. Rhoades is an active member of several school related organizations. She is a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys Executive Committee and currently serves as its Chairperson and she is a service member to the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). She serves as an Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) PRESS advisory committee member. Merry has been asked to speak for such organizations as the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE), the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), the Illinois Principal’s Association (IPA) and the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) on numerous school related issues.
Illinois Education – Tueth Keeney is proud to be one of the state’s largest Illinois education law practices. The firm has one of the most experienced groups of attorneys in Central and Southern Illinois dedicated to serving public schools. We regularly represent nearly 150 public school districts, including many districts in Central and Southern Illinois. Our Firm is also regularly appointed by insurers of educational institutions to represent districts in complex or difficult cases involving school or civil rights laws.