(105 ILCS 5/10-22.18c)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.18c)
Model day care services program.
Local school districts
may establish, in cooperation with the State Board of Education, a model
program for the provision of day care services in a school. The program
shall be administered by the local school district and shall be funded
from monies available from private and public sources. Student parents
shall not be charged a fee for the day care services; school personnel also
may utilize the services, but shall be charged a fee. The program shall be
supervised by a trained child care professional who is qualified to teach
students parenting skills. As part of the program, the school shall offer
a course in child behavior in which students shall receive course credits
for helping to care for the children in the program while learning
parenting skills. The State Board of Education shall evaluate the programs'
effectiveness in reducing school absenteeism and dropouts among teenage
parents and shall report to the General Assembly concerning its findings
after the program has been in operation for 2 years.
(Source: P.A. 85-769.)