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Full Text of HB1259  100th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Michael J. Madigan


105 ILCS 5/1C-2

    Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning an early childhood education block grant.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
51C-2 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/1C-2)
7    Sec. 1C-2. Block grants.
8    (a) For fiscal year 1999, and and each fiscal year
9thereafter, the State Board of Education shall award to school
10districts block grants as described in subsection (c). The
11State Board of Education may adopt rules and regulations
12necessary to implement this Section. In accordance with Section
132-3.32, all state block grants are subject to an audit.
14Therefore, block grant receipts and block grant expenditures
15shall be recorded to the appropriate fund code.
16    (b) (Blank).
17    (c) An Early Childhood Education Block Grant shall be
18created by combining the following programs: Preschool
19Education, Parental Training and Prevention Initiative. These
20funds shall be distributed to school districts and other
21entities on a competitive basis. Not less than 14% of the Early
22Childhood Education Block Grant allocation of funds shall be
23used to fund programs for children ages 0-3. Beginning in



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1Fiscal Year 2016, at least 25% of any additional Early
2Childhood Education Block Grant funding over and above the
3previous fiscal year's allocation shall be used to fund
4programs for children ages 0-3. Once the percentage of Early
5Childhood Education Block Grant funding allocated to programs
6for children ages 0-3 reaches 20% of the overall Early
7Childhood Education Block Grant allocation for a full fiscal
8year, thereafter in subsequent fiscal years the percentage of
9Early Childhood Education Block Grant funding allocated to
10programs for children ages 0-3 each fiscal year shall remain at
11least 20% of the overall Early Childhood Education Block Grant
12allocation. However, if, in a given fiscal year, the amount
13appropriated for the Early Childhood Education Block Grant is
14insufficient to increase the percentage of the grant to fund
15programs for children ages 0-3 without reducing the amount of
16the grant for existing providers of preschool education
17programs, then the percentage of the grant to fund programs for
18children ages 0-3 may be held steady instead of increased.
19(Source: P.A. 98-645, eff. 7-1-14; 99-589, eff. 7-21-16.)