Bill Status of SB0925 100th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-FUNDING FOR EXCESS COST
Sen. Melinda Bush, Scott M. Bennett and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
| 2/7/2017||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Makes changes concerning children attending nonpublic schools or special education facilities, public out-of-state schools, public school residential facilities, or county special education facilities. Removes certain provisions referring to public school residential facilities or nonpublic schools. Removes certain minimums on funding levels. With respect to funding for children requiring special education services, makes changes to the required deadline for filing certain claims. Adds provisions concerning funding for children with excess cost that apply beginning July 1, 2018. Provides that payments to school districts and State-authorized charter schools for children requiring special education services may be used only for the provision of special educational facilities and services. Requires school districts and State-authorized charter schools to keep accurate, detailed, and separate accounts of all expenditures for the maintenance of each of the authorized facilities, classes, and schools. Requires claims to be submitted in a certain manner. Allows school districts to classify certain payments as funds received in connection with a funding program for which it is entitled to receive funds from the State, regardless of the source or timing of the receipts. Repeals provisions concerning an account of expenditures, cost reports, and reimbursement. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.