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(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/22-35

    (105 ILCS 5/22-35)
    Sec. 22-35. Sharing information on school lunch applicants; consent. Before an entity shares with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services information on an applicant for free or reduced-price lunches under Section 2-3.131, 3-14.29, 10-28, or 34-18.26 of this Code or Section 10 of the School Breakfast and Lunch Program Act, that entity must obtain, in writing, the consent of the applicant's parent or legal guardian. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services may not seek any punitive action against or withhold any benefit or subsidy from an applicant for a free or reduced-price lunch due to the applicant's parent or legal guardian withholding consent.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

105 ILCS 5/22-40

    (105 ILCS 5/22-40)
    Sec. 22-40. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, any power granted under this Code to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/22-45

    (105 ILCS 5/22-45)
    Sec. 22-45. Illinois P-20 Council.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that preparing Illinoisans for success in school and the workplace requires a continuum of quality education from preschool through graduate school. This State needs a framework to guide education policy and integrate education at every level. A statewide coordinating council to study and make recommendations concerning education at all levels can avoid fragmentation of policies, promote improved teaching and learning, and continue to cultivate and demonstrate strong accountability and efficiency. Establishing an Illinois P-20 Council will develop a statewide agenda that will move the State towards the common goals of improving academic achievement, increasing college access and success, improving use of existing data and measurements, developing improved accountability, fostering innovative approaches to education, promoting lifelong learning, easing the transition to college, and reducing remediation. A pre-kindergarten through grade 20 agenda will strengthen this State's economic competitiveness by producing a highly-skilled workforce. In addition, lifelong learning plans will enhance this State's ability to leverage funding.
    (b) There is created the Illinois P-20 Council. The Illinois P-20 Council shall include all of the following members:
        (1) The Governor or his or her designee, to serve as
    
chairperson.
        (2) Four members of the General Assembly, one
    
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the President of the Senate, and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
        (3) Six at-large members appointed by the Governor as
    
follows, with 2 members being from the City of Chicago, 2 members being from Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, DuPage County, Will County, or that part of Cook County outside of the City of Chicago, and 2 members being from the remainder of the State:
            (A) one representative of civic leaders;
            (B) one representative of local government;
            (C) one representative of trade unions;
            (D) one representative of nonprofit organizations
        
or foundations;
            (E) one representative of parents' organizations;
        
and
            (F) one education research expert.
        (4) Five members appointed by statewide business
    
organizations and business trade associations.
        (5) Six members appointed by statewide professional
    
organizations and associations representing pre-kindergarten through grade 20 teachers, community college faculty, and public university faculty.
        (6) Two members appointed by associations
    
representing local school administrators and school board members. One of these members must be a special education administrator.
        (7) One member representing community colleges,
    
appointed by the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents.
        (8) One member representing 4-year independent
    
colleges and universities, appointed by a statewide organization representing private institutions of higher learning.
        (9) One member representing public 4-year
    
universities, appointed jointly by the university presidents and chancellors.
        (10) Ex-officio members as follows:
            (A) The State Superintendent of Education or his
        
or her designee.
            (B) The Executive Director of the Board of Higher
        
Education or his or her designee.
            (C) The Executive Director of the Illinois
        
Community College Board or his or her designee.
            (D) The Executive Director of the Illinois
        
Student Assistance Commission or his or her designee.
            (E) The Co-chairpersons of the Illinois
        
Workforce Investment Board or their designee.
            (F) The Director of Commerce and Economic
        
Opportunity or his or her designee.
            (G) The Chairperson of the Illinois Early
        
Learning Council or his or her designee.
            (H) The President of the Illinois Mathematics and
        
Science Academy or his or her designee.
            (I) The president of an association representing
        
educators of adult learners or his or her designee.
Ex-officio members shall have no vote on the Illinois P-20 Council.
    Appointed members shall serve for staggered terms expiring on July 1 of the first, second, or third calendar year following their appointments or until their successors are appointed and have qualified. Staggered terms shall be determined by lot at the organizing meeting of the Illinois P-20 Council.
    Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments, and any member so appointed shall serve during the remainder of the term for which the vacancy occurred.
    (c) The Illinois P-20 Council shall be funded through State appropriations to support staff activities, research, data-collection, and dissemination. The Illinois P-20 Council shall be staffed by the Office of the Governor, in coordination with relevant State agencies, boards, and commissions. The Illinois Education Research Council shall provide research and coordinate research collection activities for the Illinois P-20 Council.
    (d) The Illinois P-20 Council shall have all of the following duties:
        (1) To make recommendations to do all of the
    
following:
            (A) Coordinate pre-kindergarten through grade 20
        
(graduate school) education in this State through working at the intersections of educational systems to promote collaborative infrastructure.
            (B) Coordinate and leverage strategies, actions,
        
legislation, policies, and resources of all stakeholders to support fundamental and lasting improvement in this State's public schools, community colleges, and universities.
            (C) Better align the high school curriculum with
        
postsecondary expectations.
            (D) Better align assessments across all levels of
        
education.
            (E) Reduce the need for students entering
        
institutions of higher education to take remedial courses.
            (F) Smooth the transition from high school to
        
college.
            (G) Improve high school and college graduation
        
rates.
            (H) Improve the rigor and relevance of academic
        
standards for college and workforce readiness.
            (I) Better align college and university teaching
        
programs with the needs of Illinois schools.
        (2) To advise the Governor, the General Assembly,
    
the State's education and higher education agencies, and the State's workforce and economic development boards and agencies on policies related to lifelong learning for Illinois students and families.
        (3) To articulate a framework for systemic
    
educational improvement and innovation that will enable every student to meet or exceed Illinois learning standards and be well-prepared to succeed in the workforce and community.
        (4) To provide an estimated fiscal impact for
    
implementation of all Council recommendations.
    (e) The chairperson of the Illinois P-20 Council may authorize the creation of working groups focusing on areas of interest to Illinois educational and workforce development, including without limitation the following areas:
        (1) Preparation, recruitment, and certification of
    
highly qualified teachers.
        (2) Mentoring and induction of highly qualified
    
teachers.
        (3) The diversity of highly qualified teachers.
        (4) Funding for highly qualified teachers, including
    
developing a strategic and collaborative plan to seek federal and private grants to support initiatives targeting teacher preparation and its impact on student achievement.
        (5) Highly effective administrators.
        (6) Illinois birth through age 3 education,
    
pre-kindergarten, and early childhood education.
        (7) The assessment, alignment, outreach, and network
    
of college and workforce readiness efforts.
        (8) Alternative routes to college access.
        (9) Research data and accountability.
        (10) Community schools, community participation, and
    
other innovative approaches to education that foster community partnerships.
        (11) Tuition, financial aid, and other issues related
    
to keeping postsecondary education affordable for Illinois residents.
    The chairperson of the Illinois P-20 Council may designate Council members to serve as working group chairpersons. Working groups may invite organizations and individuals representing pre-kindergarten through grade 20 interests to participate in discussions, data collection, and dissemination.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-719, eff. 1-1-15; 99-643, eff. 1-1-17.)

105 ILCS 5/22-50

    (105 ILCS 5/22-50)
    Sec. 22-50. Twice-exceptional children; recommendations. The State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children shall research and discuss best practices for addressing the needs of "twice-exceptional" children, those who are gifted and talented and have a disability. The Councils shall then jointly make recommendations to the State Board of Education with respect to the State Board of Education providing guidance and technical assistance to school districts in furthering improved educational outcomes for gifted and twice-exceptional children. Recommendations shall include strategies to (i) educate teachers and other providers about the unique needs of this population, (ii) train teachers in target, research-based, identification and pedagogical methods, and (iii) establish guidelines for unique programming for twice-exceptional students.
(Source: P.A. 96-382, eff. 8-13-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

105 ILCS 5/22-55

    (105 ILCS 5/22-55)
    Sec. 22-55. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10. Repealed by P.A. 97-355, eff. 1-1-12.)

105 ILCS 5/22-60

    (105 ILCS 5/22-60)
    Sec. 22-60. Unfunded mandates prohibited.
    (a) No public school district or private school is obligated to comply with the following types of mandates unless a separate appropriation has been enacted into law providing full funding for the mandate for the school year during which the mandate is required:
        (1) Any mandate in this Code enacted after the
    
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
        (2) Any regulatory mandate promulgated by the State
    
Board of Education and adopted by rule after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly other than those promulgated with respect to this Section or statutes already enacted on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
    (b) If the amount appropriated to fund a mandate described in subsection (a) of this Section does not fully fund the mandated activity, then the school district or private school may choose to discontinue or modify the mandated activity to ensure that the costs of compliance do not exceed the funding received.
    Before discontinuing or modifying the mandate, the school district shall petition its regional superintendent of schools on or before February 15 of each year to request to be exempt from implementing the mandate in a school or schools in the next school year. The petition shall include all legitimate costs associated with implementing and operating the mandate, the estimated reimbursement from State and federal sources, and any unique circumstances the school district can verify that exist that would cause the implementation and operation of such a mandate to be cost prohibitive.
    The regional superintendent of schools shall review the petition. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, he or she shall convene a public hearing to hear testimony from the school district and interested community members. The regional superintendent shall, on or before March 15 of each year, inform the school district of his or her decision, along with the reasons why the exemption was granted or denied, in writing. The regional superintendent must also send notification to the State Board of Education detailing which school districts requested an exemption and the results.
    If the regional superintendent grants an exemption to the school district, then the school district is relieved from the requirement to establish and implement the mandate in the school or schools granted an exemption for the next school year. If the regional superintendent of schools does not grant an exemption, then the school district shall implement the mandate in accordance with the applicable law or rule by the first student attendance day of the next school year. However, the school district or a resident of the school district may on or before April 15 appeal the decision of the regional superintendent to the State Superintendent of Education. The State Superintendent shall hear appeals on the decisions of regional superintendents of schools no later than May 15 of each year. The State Superintendent shall make a final decision at the conclusion of the hearing on the school district's request for an exemption from the mandate. If the State Superintendent grants an exemption, then the school district is relieved from the requirement to implement a mandate in the school or schools granted an exemption for the next school year. If the State Superintendent does not grant an exemption, then the school district shall implement the mandate in accordance with the applicable law or rule by the first student attendance day of the next school year.
    If a school district or private school discontinues or modifies a mandated activity due to lack of full funding from the State, then the school district or private school shall annually maintain and update a list of discontinued or modified mandated activities. The list shall be provided to the State Board of Education upon request.
    (c) This Section does not apply to (i) any new statutory or regulatory mandates related to revised learning standards developed through the Common Core State Standards Initiative and assessments developed to align with those standards or actions specified in this State's Phase 2 Race to the Top Grant application if the application is approved by the United States Department of Education or (ii) new statutory or regulatory mandates from the Race to the Top Grant through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 imposed on school districts designated as being in the lowest performing 5% of schools within the Race to the Top Grant application.
    (d) In any instances in which this Section conflicts with the State Mandates Act, the State Mandates Act shall prevail.
(Source: P.A. 96-1441, eff. 8-20-10.)

105 ILCS 5/22-65

    (105 ILCS 5/22-65)
    Sec. 22-65. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12. Repealed by P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15.)

105 ILCS 5/22-70

    (105 ILCS 5/22-70)
    Sec. 22-70. Enrollment information; children of military personnel. At the time of annual enrollment or at any time during the school year, a school district or a recognized non-public school, except for sectarian non-public schools, serving any of grades kindergarten through 12 shall provide, either on its standard enrollment form or on a separate form, the opportunity for the individual enrolling the student to voluntarily state whether the student has a parent or guardian who is a member of a branch of the armed forces of the United States and who is either deployed to active duty or expects to be deployed to active duty during the school year. Each school district and recognized non-public school shall report this enrollment information as aggregate data to the State Board of Education.
(Source: P.A. 97-505, eff. 8-23-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

105 ILCS 5/22-75

    (105 ILCS 5/22-75)
    Sec. 22-75. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13. Repealed by P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15.)

105 ILCS 5/22-76

    (105 ILCS 5/22-76)
    Sec. 22-76. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13. Repealed internally, eff. 9-1-2013.)

105 ILCS 5/22-77

    (105 ILCS 5/22-77)
    Sec. 22-77. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-861, eff. 8-5-14. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-14.)

105 ILCS 5/22-80

    (105 ILCS 5/22-80)
    Sec. 22-80. Student athletes; concussions and head injuries.
    (a) The General Assembly recognizes all of the following:
        (1) Concussions are one of the most commonly reported
    
injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreational activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 3,900,000 sports-related and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. A concussion is caused by a blow or motion to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. The risk of catastrophic injuries or death is significant when a concussion or head injury is not properly evaluated and managed.
        (2) Concussions are a type of brain injury that can
    
range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Concussions can occur in any organized or unorganized sport or recreational activity and can result from a fall or from players colliding with each other, the ground, or with obstacles. Concussions occur with or without loss of consciousness, but the vast majority of concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
        (3) Continuing to play with a concussion or symptoms
    
of a head injury leaves a young athlete especially vulnerable to greater injury and even death. The General Assembly recognizes that, despite having generally recognized return-to-play standards for concussions and head injuries, some affected youth athletes are prematurely returned to play, resulting in actual or potential physical injury or death to youth athletes in this State.
        (4) Student athletes who have sustained a concussion
    
may need informal or formal accommodations, modifications of curriculum, and monitoring by medical or academic staff until the student is fully recovered. To that end, all schools are encouraged to establish a return-to-learn protocol that is based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and conduct baseline testing for student athletes.
    (b) In this Section:
    "Athletic trainer" means an athletic trainer licensed under the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act who is working under the supervision of a physician.
    "Coach" means any volunteer or employee of a school who is responsible for organizing and supervising students to teach them or train them in the fundamental skills of an interscholastic athletic activity. "Coach" refers to both head coaches and assistant coaches.
    "Concussion" means a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain caused by a traumatic physical force or impact to the head or body, which may include temporary or prolonged altered brain function resulting in physical, cognitive, or emotional symptoms or altered sleep patterns and which may or may not involve a loss of consciousness.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Game official" means a person who officiates at an interscholastic athletic activity, such as a referee or umpire, including, but not limited to, persons enrolled as game officials by the Illinois High School Association or Illinois Elementary School Association.
    "Interscholastic athletic activity" means any organized school-sponsored or school-sanctioned activity for students, generally outside of school instructional hours, under the direction of a coach, athletic director, or band leader, including, but not limited to, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country track, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, marching band, rugby, soccer, skating, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track (indoor and outdoor), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. All interscholastic athletics are deemed to be interscholastic activities.
    "Licensed healthcare professional" means a person who has experience with concussion management and who is a nurse, a psychologist who holds a license under the Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act and specializes in the practice of neuropsychology, a physical therapist licensed under the Illinois Physical Therapy Act, an occupational therapist licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act, a physician assistant, or an athletic trainer.
    "Nurse" means a person who is employed by or volunteers at a school and is licensed under the Nurse Practice Act as a registered nurse, practical nurse, or advanced practice registered nurse.
    "Physician" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
    "Physician assistant" means a physician assistant licensed under the Physician Assistant Practice Act of 1987.
    "School" means any public or private elementary or secondary school, including a charter school.
    "Student" means an adolescent or child enrolled in a school.
    (c) This Section applies to any interscholastic athletic activity, including practice and competition, sponsored or sanctioned by a school, the Illinois Elementary School Association, or the Illinois High School Association. This Section applies beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.
    (d) The governing body of each public or charter school and the appropriate administrative officer of a private school with students enrolled who participate in an interscholastic athletic activity shall appoint or approve a concussion oversight team. Each concussion oversight team shall establish a return-to-play protocol, based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, for a student's return to interscholastic athletics practice or competition following a force or impact believed to have caused a concussion. Each concussion oversight team shall also establish a return-to-learn protocol, based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, for a student's return to the classroom after that student is believed to have experienced a concussion, whether or not the concussion took place while the student was participating in an interscholastic athletic activity.
    Each concussion oversight team must include to the extent practicable at least one physician. If a school employs an athletic trainer, the athletic trainer must be a member of the school concussion oversight team to the extent practicable. If a school employs a nurse, the nurse must be a member of the school concussion oversight team to the extent practicable. At a minimum, a school shall appoint a person who is responsible for implementing and complying with the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols adopted by the concussion oversight team. At a minimum, a concussion oversight team may be composed of only one person and this person need not be a licensed healthcare professional, but it may not be a coach. A school may appoint other licensed healthcare professionals to serve on the concussion oversight team.
    (e) A student may not participate in an interscholastic athletic activity for a school year until the student and the student's parent or guardian or another person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student have signed a form for that school year that acknowledges receiving and reading written information that explains concussion prevention, symptoms, treatment, and oversight and that includes guidelines for safely resuming participation in an athletic activity following a concussion. The form must be approved by the Illinois High School Association.
    (f) A student must be removed from an interscholastic athletics practice or competition immediately if one of the following persons believes the student might have sustained a concussion during the practice or competition:
        (1) a coach;
        (2) a physician;
        (3) a game official;
        (4) an athletic trainer;
        (5) the student's parent or guardian or another
    
person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student;
        (6) the student; or
        (7) any other person deemed appropriate under the
    
school's return-to-play protocol.
    (g) A student removed from an interscholastic athletics practice or competition under this Section may not be permitted to practice or compete again following the force or impact believed to have caused the concussion until:
        (1) the student has been evaluated, using established
    
medical protocols based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, by a treating physician (chosen by the student or the student's parent or guardian or another person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student), an athletic trainer, an advanced practice registered nurse, or a physician assistant;
        (2) the student has successfully completed each
    
requirement of the return-to-play protocol established under this Section necessary for the student to return to play;
        (3) the student has successfully completed each
    
requirement of the return-to-learn protocol established under this Section necessary for the student to return to learn;
        (4) the treating physician, the athletic trainer, or
    
the physician assistant has provided a written statement indicating that, in the physician's professional judgment, it is safe for the student to return to play and return to learn or the treating advanced practice registered nurse has provided a written statement indicating that it is safe for the student to return to play and return to learn; and
        (5) the student and the student's parent or guardian
    
or another person with legal authority to make medical decisions for the student:
            (A) have acknowledged that the student has
        
completed the requirements of the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols necessary for the student to return to play;
            (B) have provided the treating physician's,
        
athletic trainer's, advanced practice registered nurse's, or physician assistant's written statement under subdivision (4) of this subsection (g) to the person responsible for compliance with the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols under this subsection (g) and the person who has supervisory responsibilities under this subsection (g); and
            (C) have signed a consent form indicating that
        
the person signing:
                (i) has been informed concerning and consents
            
to the student participating in returning to play in accordance with the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols;
                (ii) understands the risks associated with
            
the student returning to play and returning to learn and will comply with any ongoing requirements in the return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols; and
                (iii) consents to the disclosure to
            
appropriate persons, consistent with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191), of the treating physician's, athletic trainer's, physician assistant's, or advanced practice registered nurse's written statement under subdivision (4) of this subsection (g) and, if any, the return-to-play and return-to-learn recommendations of the treating physician, the athletic trainer, the physician assistant, or the advanced practice registered nurse, as the case may be.
    A coach of an interscholastic athletics team may not authorize a student's return to play or return to learn.
    The district superintendent or the superintendent's designee in the case of a public elementary or secondary school, the chief school administrator or that person's designee in the case of a charter school, or the appropriate administrative officer or that person's designee in the case of a private school shall supervise an athletic trainer or other person responsible for compliance with the return-to-play protocol and shall supervise the person responsible for compliance with the return-to-learn protocol. The person who has supervisory responsibilities under this paragraph may not be a coach of an interscholastic athletics team.
    (h)(1) The Illinois High School Association shall approve, for coaches, game officials, and non-licensed healthcare professionals, training courses that provide for not less than 2 hours of training in the subject matter of concussions, including evaluation, prevention, symptoms, risks, and long-term effects. The Association shall maintain an updated list of individuals and organizations authorized by the Association to provide the training.
    (2) The following persons must take a training course in accordance with paragraph (4) of this subsection (h) from an authorized training provider at least once every 2 years:
        (A) a coach of an interscholastic athletic activity;
        (B) a nurse, licensed healthcare professional, or
    
non-licensed healthcare professional who serves as a member of a concussion oversight team either on a volunteer basis or in his or her capacity as an employee, representative, or agent of a school; and
        (C) a game official of an interscholastic athletic
    
activity.
    (3) A physician who serves as a member of a concussion oversight team shall, to the greatest extent practicable, periodically take an appropriate continuing medical education course in the subject matter of concussions.
    (4) For purposes of paragraph (2) of this subsection (h):
        (A) a coach, game official, or non-licensed
    
healthcare professional, as the case may be, must take a course described in paragraph (1) of this subsection (h);
        (B) an athletic trainer must take a
    
concussion-related continuing education course from an athletic trainer continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
        (C) a nurse must take a concussion-related continuing
    
education course from a nurse continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
        (D) a physical therapist must take a
    
concussion-related continuing education course from a physical therapist continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
        (E) a psychologist must take a concussion-related
    
continuing education course from a psychologist continuing education sponsor approved by the Department;
        (F) an occupational therapist must take a
    
concussion-related continuing education course from an occupational therapist continuing education sponsor approved by the Department; and
        (G) a physician assistant must take a
    
concussion-related continuing education course from a physician assistant continuing education sponsor approved by the Department.
    (5) Each person described in paragraph (2) of this subsection (h) must submit proof of timely completion of an approved course in compliance with paragraph (4) of this subsection (h) to the district superintendent or the superintendent's designee in the case of a public elementary or secondary school, the chief school administrator or that person's designee in the case of a charter school, or the appropriate administrative officer or that person's designee in the case of a private school.
    (6) A physician, licensed healthcare professional, or non-licensed healthcare professional who is not in compliance with the training requirements under this subsection (h) may not serve on a concussion oversight team in any capacity.
    (7) A person required under this subsection (h) to take a training course in the subject of concussions must complete the training prior to serving on a concussion oversight team in any capacity.
    (i) The governing body of each public or charter school and the appropriate administrative officer of a private school with students enrolled who participate in an interscholastic athletic activity shall develop a school-specific emergency action plan for interscholastic athletic activities to address the serious injuries and acute medical conditions in which the condition of the student may deteriorate rapidly. The plan shall include a delineation of roles, methods of communication, available emergency equipment, and access to and a plan for emergency transport. This emergency action plan must be:
        (1) in writing;
        (2) reviewed by the concussion oversight team;
        (3) approved by the district superintendent or the
    
superintendent's designee in the case of a public elementary or secondary school, the chief school administrator or that person's designee in the case of a charter school, or the appropriate administrative officer or that person's designee in the case of a private school;
        (4) distributed to all appropriate personnel;
        (5) posted conspicuously at all venues utilized by
    
the school; and
        (6) reviewed annually by all athletic trainers, first
    
responders, coaches, school nurses, athletic directors, and volunteers for interscholastic athletic activities.
    (j) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules as necessary to administer this Section, including, but not limited to, rules governing the informal or formal accommodation of a student who may have sustained a concussion during an interscholastic athletic activity.
(Source: P.A. 100-309, eff. 9-1-17; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18; 100-747, eff. 1-1-19; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

105 ILCS 5/22-81

    (105 ILCS 5/22-81)
    Sec. 22-81. Heroin and opioid prevention pilot program. By January 1, 2017, the State Board of Education and the Department of Human Services shall develop and establish a 3-year heroin and opioid drug prevention pilot program that offers educational materials and instruction on heroin and opioid abuse to all school districts in the State for use at their respective public elementary and secondary schools. A school district's participation in the pilot program shall be voluntary. Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human Services shall reimburse a school district that decides to participate in the pilot program for any costs it incurs in connection with its participation in the pilot program. Each school district that participates in the pilot program shall have the discretion to determine which grade levels the school district will instruct under the program.
    The pilot program must use effective, research-proven, interactive teaching methods and technologies, and must provide students, parents, and school staff with scientific, social, and emotional learning content to help them understand the risk of drug use. Such learning content must specifically target the dangers of prescription pain medication and heroin abuse. The Department may contract with a health education organization to fulfill the requirements of the pilot program.
    The State Board of Education, the Department of Human Services, and any contracted organization shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly that includes: (i) a list of school districts participating in the pilot program; (ii) the grade levels each school district instructs under the pilot program; and (iii) any findings regarding the effectiveness of the pilot program.
(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

105 ILCS 5/22-82

    (105 ILCS 5/22-82)
    Sec. 22-82. Assessment reporting.
    (a) Before the 30th day of each school year, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, every school district shall report, for each of its schools, all of the following to the State Board of Education, using a form developed by the State Board of Education:
        (1) Every reliable assessment that measures a certain
    
group or subset of students in the same manner with the same potential assessment items; is scored by a non-district entity; is administered either statewide or beyond Illinois, such as assessments available from the Northwest Evaluation Association, Scantron Performance Series assessments, Renaissance Learning's STAR Reading Enterprise assessments, the College Board's SAT, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examinations, or ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System tests; and will be administered by each school that school year.
        (2) The administration window for each of these
    
assessments.
        (3) Which entity is requiring the assessment (State,
    
school district, network, or principal).
        (4) Which grade levels will be taking the assessment.
        (5) Which subsets of students, such as English
    
Learners and special education students, will be taking the assessment.
        (6) An estimate of the average time it will take a
    
student to complete the assessment.
        (7) If the results of the assessment are to be used
    
for purposes other than for guiding instruction, what the results of the assessment will be used for, such as for promotion, course placement, graduation, teacher evaluation, or school performance ratings.
    (b) The State Board of Education shall compile the information reported under subsection (a) of this Section for each school year and make that information available to the public. Each school shall also make that information publicly available to the parents and guardians of its students through the school district's Internet website or distribution in paper form.
    (c) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-590, eff. 7-22-16.)

105 ILCS 5/22-83

    (105 ILCS 5/22-83)
    Sec. 22-83. Police training academy job training program.
    (a) In a county of 175,000 or more inhabitants, any school district with a high school may establish one or more partnerships with a local police department, county sheriff, or police training academy to establish a jobs training program for high school students. The school district shall establish its partnership or partnerships on behalf of all of the high schools in the district; no high school shall establish a partnership for this purpose separate from the school district's partnership under this Section. The jobs training program shall be open to all students, regardless of prior academic history. However, to encourage and maintain successful program participation and partnerships, the school districts and their partner agencies may impose specific program requirements.
    (b) The State Board of Education shall track participation and the success of students participating in the jobs training program established under this Section and annually publish a report on its website examining the program and its success.
(Source: P.A. 100-331, eff. 1-1-18.)

105 ILCS 5/22-85

    (105 ILCS 5/22-85)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-180)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 22-85. Graduation requirements; Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    (a) Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, in addition to any other requirements under this Code, as a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma from a public high school, the parent or guardian of each student or, if a student is at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated, the student must comply with either of the following:
        (1) File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    
with the United States Department of Education or, if applicable, an application for State financial aid.
        (2) On a form created by the State Board of
    
Education, file a waiver with the student's school district indicating that the parent or guardian or, if applicable, the student understands what the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and application for State financial aid are and has chosen not to file an application under paragraph (1).
    (b) Each school district with a high school must require each high school student to comply with this Section and must provide to each high school student and, if applicable, his or her parent or guardian any support or assistance necessary to comply with this Section. A school district must award a high school diploma to a student who is unable to meet the requirements of subsection (a) due to extenuating circumstances, as determined by the school district, if (i) the student has met all other graduation requirements under this Code and (ii) the principal attests that the school district has made a good faith effort to assist the student or, if applicable, his or her parent or guardian in filing an application or a waiver under subsection (a).
    (c) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-180, eff. 6-1-20.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-478)
    Sec. 22-85. Parental notification of law enforcement detainment and questioning on school grounds.
    (a) In this Section, "school grounds" means the real property comprising an active and operational elementary or secondary school during the regular hours in which school is in session and when students are present.
    (b) Before detaining and questioning a student on school grounds who is under 18 years of age and who is suspected of committing a criminal act, a law enforcement officer, school resource officer, or other school security personnel must do all of the following:
        (1) Ensure that notification or attempted
    
notification of the student's parent or guardian is made.
        (2) Document the time and manner in which the
    
notification or attempted notification under paragraph (1) occurred.
        (3) Make reasonable efforts to ensure that the
    
student's parent or guardian is present during the questioning or, if the parent or guardian is not present, ensure that school personnel, including, but not limited to, a school social worker, a school psychologist, a school nurse, a school guidance counselor, or any other mental health professional, are present during the questioning.
        (4) If practicable, make reasonable efforts to ensure
    
that a law enforcement officer trained in promoting safe interactions and communications with youth is present during the questioning. An officer who received training in youth investigations approved or certified by his or her law enforcement agency or under Section 10.22 of the Police Training Act or a juvenile police officer, as defined under Section 1-3 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, satisfies the requirement under this paragraph.
    (c) This Section does not limit the authority of a law enforcement officer to make an arrest on school grounds. This Section does not apply to circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to believe that urgent and immediate action is necessary to do any of the following:
        (1) Prevent bodily harm or injury to the student or
    
any other person.
        (2) Apprehend an armed or fleeing suspect.
        (3) Prevent the destruction of evidence.
        (4) Address an emergency or other dangerous
    
situation.
(Source: P.A. 101-478, eff. 8-23-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-531)
    Sec. 22-85. Sexual abuse at schools.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) investigation of a child regarding an incident of
    
sexual abuse can induce significant trauma for the child;
        (2) it is desirable to prevent multiple interviews of
    
a child at a school; and
        (3) it is important to recognize the role of
    
Children's Advocacy Centers in conducting developmentally appropriate investigations.
    (b) In this Section:
    "Alleged incident of sexual abuse" is limited to an incident of sexual abuse of a child that is alleged to have been perpetrated by school personnel, including a school vendor or volunteer, that occurred (i) on school grounds or during a school activity or (ii) outside of school grounds or not during a school activity.
    "Appropriate law enforcement agency" means a law enforcement agency whose employees have been involved, in some capacity, with an investigation of a particular alleged incident of sexual abuse.
    (c) If a mandated reporter within a school has knowledge of an alleged incident of sexual abuse, the reporter must call the Department of Children and Family Services' hotline established under Section 7.6 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act immediately after obtaining the minimal information necessary to make a report, including the names of the affected parties and the allegations. The State Board of Education must make available materials detailing the information that is necessary to enable notification to the Department of Children and Family Services of an alleged incident of sexual abuse. Each school must ensure that mandated reporters review the State Board of Education's materials and materials developed by the Department of Children and Family Services and distributed in the school building under Section 7 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act at least once annually.
    (d) For schools in a county with an accredited Children's Advocacy Center, every alleged incident of sexual abuse that is reported to the Department of Children and Family Services' hotline or a law enforcement agency and is subsequently accepted for investigation must be referred by the entity that received the report to the local Children's Advocacy Center pursuant to that county's multidisciplinary team's protocol under the Children's Advocacy Center Act for investigating child sexual abuse allegations.
    (e) A county's local Children's Advocacy Center must, at a minimum, do both of the following regarding a referred case of an alleged incident of sexual abuse:
        (1) Coordinate the investigation of the alleged
    
incident, as governed by the local Children's Advocacy Center's existing multidisciplinary team protocol and according to National Children's Alliance accreditation standards.
        (2) Facilitate communication between the
    
multidisciplinary team investigating the alleged incident of sexual abuse and, if applicable, the referring school's (i) Title IX officer, or his or her designee, (ii) school resource officer, or (iii) personnel leading the school's investigation into the alleged incident of sexual abuse. If a school uses a designated entity to investigate a sexual abuse allegation, the multidisciplinary team may correspond only with that entity and any reference in this Section to "school" refers to that designated entity. This facilitation of communication must, at a minimum, ensure that all applicable parties have each other's contact information and must share the county's local Children's Advocacy Center's protocol regarding the process of approving the viewing of a forensic interview, as defined under Section 2.5 of the Children's Advocacy Center Act, by school personnel and a contact person for questions relating to the protocol.
    (f) After an alleged incident of sexual abuse is accepted for investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services or a law enforcement agency and while the criminal and child abuse investigations related to that alleged incident are being conducted by the local multidisciplinary team, the school relevant to the alleged incident of sexual abuse must comply with both of the following:
        (1) It may not interview the alleged victim regarding
    
details of the alleged incident of sexual abuse until after the completion of the forensic interview of that victim is conducted at a Children's Advocacy Center. This paragraph does not prohibit a school from requesting information from the alleged victim or his or her parent or guardian to ensure the safety and well-being of the alleged victim at school during an investigation.
        (2) If asked by a law enforcement agency or an
    
investigator of the Department of Children and Family Services who is conducting the investigation, it must inform those individuals of any evidence the school has gathered pertaining to an alleged incident of sexual abuse, as permissible by federal or State law.
    (g) After completion of a forensic interview, the multidisciplinary team must notify the school relevant to the alleged incident of sexual abuse of its completion. If, for any reason, a multidisciplinary team determines it will not conduct a forensic interview in a specific investigation, the multidisciplinary team must notify the school as soon as the determination is made. If a forensic interview has not been conducted within 15 calendar days after opening an investigation, the school may notify the multidisciplinary team that it intends to interview the alleged victim. No later than 10 calendar days after this notification, the multidisciplinary team may conduct the forensic interview and, if the multidisciplinary team does not conduct the interview, the school may proceed with its interview.
    (h) To the greatest extent possible considering student safety and Title IX compliance, school personnel may view the electronic recordings of a forensic interview of an alleged victim of an incident of sexual abuse. As a means to avoid additional interviews of an alleged victim, school personnel must be granted viewing access to the electronic recording of a forensic interview conducted at an accredited Children's Advocacy Center for an alleged incident of sexual abuse only if the school receives (i) approval from the multidisciplinary team investigating the case and (ii) informed consent by a child over the age of 13 or the child's parent or guardian. Each county's local Children's Advocacy Center and multidisciplinary team must establish an internal protocol regarding the process of approving the viewing of the forensic interview, and this process and the contact person must be shared with the school contact at the time of the initial facilitation. Whenever possible, the school's viewing of the electronic recording of a forensic interview should be conducted in lieu of the need for additional interviews.
    (i) For an alleged incident of sexual abuse that has been accepted for investigation by a multidisciplinary team, if, during the course of its internal investigation and at any point during or after the multidisciplinary team's investigation, the school determines that it needs to interview the alleged victim to successfully complete its investigation and the victim is under 18 years of age, a child advocate must be made available to the student and may be present during the school's interview. A child advocate may be a school social worker, a school or equally qualified psychologist, or a person in a position the State Board of Education has identified as an appropriate advocate for the student during a school's investigation into an alleged incident of sexual abuse.
    (j) The Department of Children and Family Services must notify the relevant school when an agency investigation of an alleged incident of sexual abuse is complete. The notification must include information on the outcome of that investigation.
    (k) The appropriate law enforcement agency must notify the relevant school when an agency investigation of an alleged incident of sexual abuse is complete or has been suspended. The notification must include information on the outcome of that investigation.
    (l) This Section applies to all schools operating under this Code, including, but not limited to, public schools located in cities having a population of more than 500,000, a school operated pursuant to an agreement with a public school district, alternative schools operated by third parties, an alternative learning opportunities program, a public school administered by a local public agency or the Department of Human Services, charter schools operating under the authority of Article 27A, and non-public schools recognized by the State Board of Education.
(Source: P.A. 101-531, eff. 8-23-19.)

105 ILCS 5/22-86

    (105 ILCS 5/22-86)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on March 15, 2021)
    Sec. 22-86. Make Sexual and Severe Physical Abuse Fully Extinct (Make S.A.F.E.) Task Force.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that the most precious resource in this State is our children. The General Assembly also finds that the protection of children from sexual abuse and exploitation is at the core of the duties and fundamental responsibilities of the General Assembly and is of the utmost importance.
    (b) The Make Sexual and Severe Physical Abuse Fully Extinct (Make S.A.F.E.) Task Force is created to address issues concerning the sexual abuse of students in school-related settings. The Task Force shall consist of all of the following members, who must be appointed no later than 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly:
        (1) One representative appointed by the Speaker of
    
the House of Representatives.
        (2) One representative appointed by the Minority
    
Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (3) One senator appointed by the President of the
    
Senate.
        (4) One senator appointed by the Minority Leader of
    
the Senate.
        (5) One member who represents the Children's
    
Advocacy Centers of Illinois appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (6) The Executive Director of an urban, accredited
    
Children's Advocacy Center appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (7) The Executive Director of a suburban,
    
accredited Children's Advocacy Center appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (8) The Executive Director of a rural, accredited
    
Children's Advocacy Center appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (9) One representative of the State Board of
    
Education appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (10) One member representing a State's Attorney's
    
office appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (11) One member representing a statewide
    
organization that unites the services and resources of rape crisis centers, alleviates the suffering of sexual assault survivors, and helps build communities appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (12) One member representing the Department of
    
State Police appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (13) One member representing the Department of
    
Children and Family Services appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (14) One member representing the Office of the
    
Attorney General appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (15) One member representing a statewide
    
organization representing suburban school districts appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (16) One member representing a statewide
    
professional teachers' organization appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (17) One member representing a different statewide
    
professional teachers' organization appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (18) One member representing a professional
    
teachers' organization in a city having a population of over 500,000 appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (19) One member representing a school district
    
organized under Article 34 appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (20) One member representing the investigating body
    
of a school district organized under Article 34 appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (21) One member representing a statewide organization
    
that represents social workers appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (22) One member representing a charter schools'
    
organization in this State appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (23) One member representing a statewide organization
    
that represents principals appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (24) One member representing a statewide organization
    
that represents superintendents appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
        (25) One member representing a statewide organization
    
that represents school boards appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
    (c) The Task Force shall first meet at the call of the State Superintendent of Education, and each subsequent meeting shall be at the call of the Chairperson, who shall be designated by the State Superintendent of Education. The State Board of Education shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation.
    (d) The Task Force shall review the best practices for preventing the sexual abuse of students in a school-related setting or by school-related perpetrators, including school district employees or other students, how to best address that abuse, and the proper support for students who have suffered from that abuse. The review shall examine the best practices at all schools maintaining prekindergarten through grade 12, regardless of whether the school is a public school, nonpublic school, or charter school. On or before September 15, 2020, the Task Force must report the findings of its review to the Governor and the General Assembly, which must, at a minimum, include all of the following topics:
        (1) The best practices for preventing sexual and
    
severe physical abuse in school-related settings or by school-related perpetrators, including, but not limited to, criminal history records checks for school district employees, the employment status of a school employee accused of sexual abuse of a student, and procedural safeguards for personnel who regularly interact with children as part of school or school activities, even if the personnel are not officially employed by a school district.
        (2) The best practices for addressing sexual and
    
severe physical abuse in a school-related setting or by school-related perpetrators, including, but not limited to, the nature and amount of forensic interviews and forensic interview information sharing, school cooperation with multidisciplinary teams under the Children's Advocacy Center Act, and model school policies.
        (3) The best practices for support for students who
    
have suffered sexual or severe physical abuse in a school-related setting or by a school-related perpetrator, including, but not limited to, emotional, psychological, and academic support.
        (4) Any other topic the Task Force deems necessary
    
to advance the safety or well-being of students in relation to sexual and severe physical abuse stemming from a school-related setting or school-related perpetrator.
    The Task Force is dissolved upon submission of the report under this subsection.
    (e) This Section is repealed on March 15, 2021.
(Source: P.A. 101-531, eff. 8-23-19.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 23

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 23 heading)
ARTICLE 23. SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATIONS

105 ILCS 5/23-1

    (105 ILCS 5/23-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 23-1)
    Sec. 23-1. Purpose of article.
    This Article has for its purpose the education of school board members as to their duties and responsibilities so as to improve the management of the public schools, through associations of school boards. The activities of any association which complies with this Article are hereby declared to constitute a public purpose.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/23-2

    (105 ILCS 5/23-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 23-2)
    Sec. 23-2. Boards may form or join associations.
    School boards are authorized to form, join and provide for the expenses of associations of Illinois school boards formed for the purpose of conducting county or regional school board institutes and otherwise disseminating and interchanging information regarding school board problems, duties and responsibilities, provided such associations comply with the requirements of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/23-3

    (105 ILCS 5/23-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 23-3)
    Sec. 23-3. Filing copy of constitution, by-laws and amendments.
    Within 30 days after the adoption by any such association of its constitution or by-laws or any amendment thereto, it shall file a copy thereof, certified by its president and executive director, with the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the county superintendent of schools of each county in which it has any membership.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/23-4

    (105 ILCS 5/23-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 23-4)
    Sec. 23-4. Election of officers and governing body.
    The constitution or by-laws of any such association shall provide for the election of its officers and governing body at an annual meeting of the association, or in some other manner which will insure that all member boards have an equal opportunity to participate in the election.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/23-5

    (105 ILCS 5/23-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 23-5)
    Sec. 23-5. Membership.
    Any such association shall admit to its membership any school board whose district lies wholly or in part within the area covered by the association.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/23-6

    (105 ILCS 5/23-6) (from Ch. 122, par. 23-6)
    Sec. 23-6. Annual report. Each association shall make an annual report within 60 days after the close of its fiscal year to the Governor, the State Board of Education and the regional superintendent of schools of each region in which it has members, setting forth the activities of the association for the preceding fiscal year, the institutes held, the subjects discussed, and the attendance, and shall furnish the Governor, the State Board of Education and such regional superintendents with copies of all publications sent to its members.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)

105 ILCS 5/23-7

    (105 ILCS 5/23-7) (from Ch. 122, par. 23-7)
    Sec. 23-7. Compensation and expenses.
    No school board member shall receive any compensation for service rendered to any such association, whether as an officer or otherwise, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses actually incurred in the work of such association.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)