(105 ILCS 5/26-3a)
(from Ch. 122, par. 26-3a)
Report of pupils no longer enrolled in school.
The clerk or secretary of the school board of all school districts shall
furnish quarterly on the first school day of October, January, April and
July to the regional superintendent and to the Secretary of State a list of pupils, excluding
transferees, who have been expelled or have withdrawn or who have left
school and have been removed from the regular attendance rolls during the
period of time school was in regular session from the time of the previous
quarterly report. Such list shall include the names and addresses of pupils
formerly in attendance, the names and addresses of persons having custody
or control of such pupils, the reason, if known, such pupils are no longer
in attendance and the date of removal from the attendance rolls. The list shall also include the names of: pupils whose withdrawal is due to extraordinary circumstances, including but not limited to economic or medical necessity or family hardship, as determined by the criteria established by the school district; pupils who have re-enrolled in school since their names were removed from the attendance rolls; any pupil certified to be a chronic or habitual truant, as defined in Section 26-2a; and pupils previously certified as chronic or habitual truants who have resumed regular school attendance. The
regional superintendent shall inform the county or district truant officer
who shall investigate to see that such pupils are in compliance with the
requirements of this Article.
Each local school district shall establish, in writing, a set of criteria for use by the local superintendent of schools in determining whether a pupil's failure to attend school is the result of extraordinary circumstances, including but not limited to economic or medical necessity or family hardship.
If a pupil re-enrolls in school after his or her name was removed from the attendance rolls or resumes regular attendance after being certified a chronic or habitual truant, the pupil must obtain and forward to the Secretary of State, on a form designated by the Secretary of State, verification of his or her re-enrollment. The verification may be in the form of a signature or seal or in any other form determined by the school board.
The State Board of Education shall, if possible, make available to any person, upon request, a comparison of drop out rates before and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 94-916, eff. 7-1-07; 95-496, eff. 8-28-07.)