(105 ILCS 5/14-4.01)
(from Ch. 122, par. 14-4.01)
Special educational facilities for
children with disabilities.
(a) School boards of any school districts that maintain a recognized
school, whether operating under the general law or under a special
charter, subject to any limitations hereinafter specified, shall
establish and maintain such special educational facilities as may be
needed for children with disabilities as defined in
Section 14-1.02 of this Article who are residents of
their school district, and such children, residents of other school
districts as may be authorized by this Article.
All such school boards shall place or by regulation may authorize the
director of special education to place, pursuant to procedures required
by this Act and rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of
Education, eligible children into special education programs designed to
benefit children with disabilities defined in Sections
14-1.02 through 14-1.07
of this Act.
(b) All school districts, administrative districts or governing boards
for providing special education services shall
submit to the appropriate regional superintendent comprehensive plans or
thereto for the provision of special education services in accordance with
rules promulgated by the State Board of Education. Copies of comprehensive
plans or modifications thereto shall be forwarded by the regional
to the State Board of Education. Regional superintendents who provide special
education services shall submit comprehensive plans or modifications thereto
directly to the State Board of Education. Comprehensive plans or modifications
thereto shall be made available by regional superintendents for public inspection
during regular business hours.
The State Board of Education shall provide for the submission of comprehensive
plans not more frequently than once every 3 years but may require the submission
of such modifications as it deems necessary to achieve the purposes of this
Act and applicable federal law.
(c) Special education cooperatives established by school districts are eligible for school maintenance project grants under Section 5-100 of the School Construction Law.
(Source: P.A. 98-710, eff. 7-16-14.)