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105 ILCS 5/13B-25.20

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-25.20)
    Sec. 13B-25.20. Requirements for the district plan. The district plan must be consistent with the school district's overall mission and goals and aligned with the local school improvement plans of each participating school. The district plan must include all of the following:
        (1) A description of the program, including the
    
students at risk of academic failure to be served, evidence of need, program goals, objectives, and measurable outcomes.
        (2) A staffing plan, including the experiences,
    
competency, and qualifications of certified and non-certificated staff and emphasizing their individual and collective abilities to work with students at risk of academic failure.
        (3) A description and schedule of support services
    
that will be available to students as part of their instructional program, including procedures for accessing services required for students on an as-needed basis.
        (4) How the district will use grant funds to improve
    
the educational achievement of students at risk of academic failure.
        (5) A detailed program budget that includes sources
    
of funding to be used in conjunction with alternative learning opportunities grant funds and a plan for allocating costs to those funds.
        (6) A plan that outlines how funding for alternative
    
learning opportunities will be coordinated with other State and federal funds to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the program.
        (7) A description of other sources of revenue the
    
district will allocate to the program.
        (8) An estimate of the total cost per student for the
    
program and an estimate of any gap between existing revenue available for the program and the total cost of the program.
        (9) A description of how parents and community
    
members will be involved in the program.
        (10) Policies and procedures used by the district to
    
grant credit for student work satisfactorily completed in the program.
        (11) How the district will assess students enrolled
    
in the program, including how statewide testing for students in alternative learning opportunities settings will be addressed.
        (12) How students will be admitted to the program and
    
how students will make an effective transition back to the regular school program, as appropriate.
        (13) All cooperative and intergovernmental agreements
    
and subcontracts with eligible entities.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-25.25

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-25.25)
    Sec. 13B-25.25. Testing and assessment. A district plan for an alternative learning opportunities program operated through a cooperative or intergovernmental agreement must provide procedures for ensuring that students are included in the administration of statewide testing programs. Students enrolled in an alternative learning opportunities program shall participate in State assessments under Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-972, eff. 8-15-14.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-25.30

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-25.30)
    Sec. 13B-25.30. Annual update and submission of district plan. A district plan must be updated annually and submitted to the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-25.35

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-25.35)
    Sec. 13B-25.35. Regional plan. Based on district plans to provide alternative learning opportunities, the regional office of education must submit an annual plan summarizing the number, needs, and demographics of students at risk of academic failure expected to be served in its region. This plan must be updated annually and submitted to the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30)
    Sec. 13B-30. Responsibilities of the State Board; rules. The State Board has the responsibilities set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 13B-35 of this Code. The State Board may adopt rules as necessary to implement this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.5

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.5)
    Sec. 13B-30.5. Program assistance, evaluation, and monitoring. Subject to the availability of State funds, the State Board is authorized to assist school districts in developing and implementing alternative learning opportunities programs to meet the educational needs of students at risk of academic failure. The State Board shall develop research-based guidelines for alternative learning opportunities programs, provide technical assistance to ensure the establishment of quality programs aligned with Illinois Learning Standards, and contract for services to conduct an annual statewide evaluation. The State Board shall conduct compliance visits of and monitor programs, as appropriate. The State Board may conduct other program-related research and planning projects, as appropriate, to enhance student outcomes.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.10

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.10)
    Sec. 13B-30.10. Compliance. The State Board is responsible for ensuring that all alternative learning opportunities programs are in compliance with all applicable federal and State laws, unless otherwise specified in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.15

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.15)
    Sec. 13B-30.15. Statewide program evaluation of student outcomes. Alternative learning opportunities programs must be evaluated annually on a statewide basis. Indicators used to measure student outcomes for this evaluation may include program completion, elementary school graduation, high school graduation or passage of high school equivalency testing, attendance, the number of students involved in work-based learning activities, the number of students making an effective transition to the regular school program, further education or work, and improvement in the percentage of students enrolled in the sending school district or districts that meet State standards.
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.20

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.20)
    Sec. 13B-30.20. Suspension or revocation of program approval. The State Board may suspend or revoke approval of an alternative learning opportunities program under any one of the following conditions:
        (1) A failure to meet educational outcomes as
    
enumerated in Section 13B-30.15 of this Code and as specified in the alternative learning opportunities grant agreement for a period of 2 or more consecutive years.
        (2) A failure to comply with all applicable laws as
    
specified in this Code.
        (3) A failure to comply with the terms and conditions
    
of the alternative learning opportunities grant.
        (4) A failure to maintain financial records according
    
to generally accepted accounting procedures as specified by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.25

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.25)
    Sec. 13B-30.25. Corrective action plan. For school districts whose alternative learning opportunities programs are not making progress in specified program outcomes, the State Board may require a school district to submit a corrective action plan.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.30

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.30)
    Sec. 13B-30.30. Technical assistance before suspension or revocation of funding. Funding of an alternative learning opportunities program may not be suspended or revoked unless the program has been provided with technical assistance and has had an opportunity to implement a corrective action plan.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.35

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.35)
    Sec. 13B-30.35. Recovery of grant funds. The State may recover grant funds from school districts that consistently fail to improve student performance or have failed to implement corrective actions to improve their alternative learning opportunities programs.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.40

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.40)
    Sec. 13B-30.40. Application for funding after suspension or revocation of program approval. Once approval to operate an alternative learning opportunities program is suspended or revoked, the school district or consortium must reapply for funding.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-30.45

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-30.45)
    Sec. 13B-30.45. Administrative support. The State Board shall use 1.5% of the State appropriation for the purposes of this Article to conduct activities related to the provision of technical assistance, professional development, evaluations, and compliance monitoring.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-35

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-35)
    Sec. 13B-35. Application to cooperative agreements. The provisions set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 13B-40 of this Code apply to cooperative agreements among alternative learning opportunities program providers.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-35.5

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-35.5)
    Sec. 13B-35.5. Local governance; cooperative agreements. For an alternative learning opportunities program operated jointly or offered under contract, the local governance of the program shall be established by each local school board through a cooperative or intergovernmental agreement with other school districts. Cooperative agreements may be established among regional offices of education, public community colleges, community-based organizations, health and human service agencies, youth service agencies, juvenile court services, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and other non-profit or for-profit education or support service providers as appropriate. Nothing contained in this Section shall prevent a school district, regional office of education, or intermediate service center from forming a cooperative for the purpose of delivering an alternative learning opportunities program.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-35.10

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-35.10)
    Sec. 13B-35.10. Committee of Cooperative Services. The State Superintendent of Education shall convene a State-level Committee of Cooperative Services. The Committee shall include representatives of the following agencies and organizations, selected by their respective heads: the Office of the Governor, the State Board of Education, the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, the Chicago Public Schools, the Intermediate Service Centers, the State Teacher Certification Board, the Illinois Community College Board, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois Principals Association, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, the Illinois Association of School Administrators, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, the Department of Juvenile Justice, special education advocacy organizations, and non-profit and community-based organizations, as well as parent representatives and child advocates designated by the State Superintendent of Education.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-35.15

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-35.15)
    Sec. 13B-35.15. Role of Committee of Cooperative Services. The Committee of Cooperative Services shall advise the State Superintendent of Education on the statewide development, implementation, and coordination of alternative learning opportunities programs. The Committee shall make recommendations to the heads of the various State entities represented on the Committee to improve the educational outcomes of students at risk of academic failure through the coordinated provision of education, health, mental health, and human services.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-35.20

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-35.20)
    Sec. 13B-35.20. Operation of Committee of Cooperative Services. The Committee of Cooperative Services shall establish its by-laws and procedures, subject to approval of the State Superintendent of Education.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40)
    Sec. 13B-40. Funding. The provisions set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 13B-45 of this Code apply to the funding of alternative learning opportunities programs under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.5

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.5)
    Sec. 13B-40.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.10

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.10)
    Sec. 13B-40.10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.15

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.15)
    Sec. 13B-40.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.20

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.20)
    Sec. 13B-40.20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.25

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.25)
    Sec. 13B-40.25. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.30

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.30)
    Sec. 13B-40.30. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.35

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.35)
    Sec. 13B-40.35. Supplanting prohibited. Alternative learning opportunities grants may not be used to supplant existing funds that the student would otherwise generate if in attendance in the regular school program.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.40

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.40)
    Sec. 13B-40.40. Cooperative and intergovernmental agreements funding. Alternative learning opportunities programs operating under a cooperative or intergovernmental agreement shall receive the total of funding that each individual program would be entitled to receive separately.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.45

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.45)
    Sec. 13B-40.45. Deobligated funds. Within any given grant year, deobligated funds shall be redistributed to existing alternative learning opportunities programs.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-40.50

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-40.50)
    Sec. 13B-40.50. Supplemental funding. An alternative learning opportunities program may receive federal, State, and local grants, gifts, and foundation grants to support the program.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-45

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-45)
    Sec. 13B-45. Days and hours of attendance. An alternative learning opportunities program shall provide students with at least the minimum number of days of pupil attendance required under Section 10-19 of this Code and the minimum number of daily hours of school work required under Section 10-19.05 of this Code, provided that the State Board may approve exceptions to these requirements if the program meets all of the following conditions:
        (1) The district plan submitted under Section
    
13B-25.15 of this Code establishes that a program providing the required minimum number of days of attendance or daily hours of school work would not serve the needs of the program's students.
        (2) Each day of attendance shall provide no fewer
    
than 3 clock hours of school work, as defined under Section 10-19.05 of this Code.
        (3) Each day of attendance that provides fewer than 5
    
clock hours of school work shall also provide supplementary services, including without limitation work-based learning, student assistance programs, counseling, case management, health and fitness programs, or life-skills or conflict resolution training, in order to provide a total daily program to the student of 5 clock hours. A program may claim evidence-based funding for up to 2 hours of the time each day that a student is receiving supplementary services.
        (4) Each program shall provide no fewer than 174 days
    
of actual pupil attendance during the school term; however, approved evening programs that meet the requirements of Section 13B-45 of this Code may offer less than 174 days of actual pupil attendance during the school term.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 101-12, eff. 7-1-19.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-50

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-50)
    Sec. 13B-50. Eligibility to receive general State aid or evidence-based funding. In order to receive general State aid or evidence-based funding, alternative learning opportunities programs must meet the requirements for claiming general State aid as specified in Section 18-8.05 of this Code or evidence-based funding as specified in Section 18-8.15 of this Code, as applicable, with the exception of the length of the instructional day, which may be less than 5 hours of school work if the program meets the criteria set forth under Sections 13B-50.5 and 13B-50.10 of this Code and if the program is approved by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-50.5

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-50.5)
    Sec. 13B-50.5. Conditions of funding. If an alternative learning opportunities program provides less than the daily 5 clock hours of school work required under Section 10-19.05, the program must meet guidelines established by the State Board and must provide supplementary services, including without limitation work-based learning, student assistance programs, counseling, case management, health and fitness programs, life skills, conflict resolution, or service learning, that are equal to the required attendance.
(Source: P.A. 101-12, eff. 7-1-19.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-50.10

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-50.10)
    Sec. 13B-50.10. Additional criteria for general State aid or evidence-based funding. In order to claim general State aid or evidence-based funding, an alternative learning opportunities program must meet the following criteria:
        (1) Teacher professional development plans should
    
include education in the instruction of at-risk students.
        (2) Facilities must meet the health, life, and safety
    
requirements in this Code.
        (3) The program must comply with all other State and
    
federal laws applicable to education providers.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-50.15

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-50.15)
    Sec. 13B-50.15. Level of funding. Approved alternative learning opportunities programs are entitled to claim general State aid or evidence-based funding, subject to Sections 13B-50, 13B-50.5, and 13B-50.10 of this Code. Approved programs operated by regional offices of education are entitled to receive general State aid at the foundation level of support. A school district or consortium must ensure that an approved program receives supplemental general State aid, transportation reimbursements, and special education resources, if appropriate, for students enrolled in the program.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-55

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-55)
    Sec. 13B-55. Non-resident students. If one school district can more efficiently serve students from multiple school districts, an approved alternative learning opportunities program may admit non-resident students pursuant to the terms of an intergovernmental agreement negotiated among participating districts. The tuition charge must not be less than 100% nor greater than 110% of the per capita tuition rate for the resident district.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-60

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-60)
    Sec. 13B-60. Enrollment in program. The provisions set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 13B-65 of this Code govern enrollment in an alternative learning opportunities program.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-60.5

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-60.5)
    Sec. 13B-60.5. Request for enrollment. A school district that operates an alternative learning opportunities program shall ensure that parents and guardians are aware of the program and the services that the program offers. A student may be enrolled in the program only upon the request of the student or the student's parent or guardian and only after a conference under Section 13B-60.10 of this Code has been held.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-60.10

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-60.10)
    Sec. 13B-60.10. Parent conference. Before being enrolled in an alternative learning opportunities program, the student and each of his or her parents or guardians shall receive written notice to attend a conference to determine if the student would benefit from attending an alternative learning opportunities program. The conference must provide all of the information necessary for the student and parent or guardian to make an informed decision regarding enrollment in an alternative learning opportunities program. The conference shall include a discussion of the extent to which the student, if enrolled in the program, may participate in school activities. No student shall be enrolled in an alternative learning opportunities program without the consent of the student's parent or guardian.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-60.15

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-60.15)
    Sec. 13B-60.15. Review of student progress. A school district must regularly review the progress of students enrolled in an alternative learning opportunities program to ensure that students may return to the regular school program as soon as appropriate. Upon request of the student's parent or guardian, the school district shall review the student's progress using procedures established by the district. A student shall remain in the program only with the consent of the student's parent or guardian and shall be promptly returned to the regular school program upon the request of the student's parent or guardian.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-60.20

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-60.20)
    Sec. 13B-60.20. Enrollment of special education students. Any enrollment of a special education student in an alternative learning opportunities program must be done only if included in the student's individualized education plan. The student's individualized education plan must be implemented in the program by appropriately certified personnel.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-60.25

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-60.25)
    Sec. 13B-60.25. Student Success Plan. A Student Success Plan must be developed for each student enrolled in an alternative learning opportunities program. The student and his or her parent or guardian must be afforded an opportunity to participate in the development of this Plan.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-65

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-65)
    Sec. 13B-65. Teacher certification. Teachers with a valid and active elementary, secondary, or special PK-12 Illinois teaching certificate may teach in an alternative learning opportunities program.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-65.5

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-65.5)
    Sec. 13B-65.5. Alternative learning credentials for teachers. Certificated teachers may receive an endorsement or approval in the area of alternative learning. The State Board shall establish teaching standards in alternative learning that lead to such an endorsement or approval.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-65.10

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-65.10)
    Sec. 13B-65.10. Continuing professional development for teachers. Teachers may receive continuing professional development units, subject to the provisions of Section 13B-65.5 of this Code, for professional development related to alternative learning.
(Source: P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-70

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-70)
    Sec. 13B-70. Truancy and attendance problems. If a student is a chronic or habitual truant as defined in Section 26-2a of this Code or if a child has been ordered to attend school, the school district may consider the student for placement in an alternative learning opportunities program specifically designed to prevent truancy, supplement instruction for students with attendance problems, intervene to decrease chronic truancy, and provide alternatives to high school completion. A program operating pursuant to the truants' alternative and optional education program may contract with a school district or consortium to provide these services.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-75

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-75)
    Sec. 13B-75. Subcontracting. A school district, regional office of education, or public community college may contract with a non-profit or for-profit educational entity for the delivery of services under this Article. All educational entities providing instructional services for eligible students must be recognized by the State Board.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-80

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-80)
    Sec. 13B-80. Student credit. A school district must grant academic credit to a student in an alternative learning opportunities program for work completed at an education provider that is accredited by a regional accrediting body or recognized by the State Board if the student's performance meets district standards.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)

105 ILCS 5/13B-85

    (105 ILCS 5/13B-85)
    Sec. 13B-85. High school equivalency testing. A student 16 years of age or over who satisfactorily completes an alternative learning opportunities program in accordance with school district guidelines and the Student Success Plan may take a high school equivalency test.
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 14

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 14 heading)
ARTICLE 14. CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

105 ILCS 5/14-1.01

    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.01) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.01)
    Sec. 14-1.01. Meaning of terms. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the terms used in this Article have the meanings ascribed to them in Sections 14-1.02 to 14-1.10, each inclusive.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1948.)

105 ILCS 5/14-1.02

    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.02) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.02)
    Sec. 14-1.02. Children with disabilities. "Children with disabilities" means children between the ages of 3 and 21 for whom it is determined, through definitions and procedures described in the Illinois Rules and Regulations to Govern the Organization and Administration of Special Education, that special education services are needed. An eligible student who requires continued public school educational experience to facilitate his or her successful transition and integration into adult life is eligible for such services through age 21, inclusive, which, for purposes of this Article, means the day before the student's 22nd birthday. An individualized education program must be written and agreed upon by appropriate school personnel and parents or their representatives for any child receiving special education.
(Source: P.A. 95-14, eff. 7-16-07.)

105 ILCS 5/14-1.03a

    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.03a) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.03a)
    Sec. 14-1.03a. Children with Specific Learning Disabilities. "Children with Specific Learning Disabilities" means children between the ages of 3 and 21 years who have a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which disorder may manifest itself in imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations. Such disorders include such conditions as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia. Such term does not include children who have learning problems which are primarily the result of visual, hearing or motor disabilities, of an intellectual disability, emotional disturbance or environmental disadvantage.
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12.)

105 ILCS 5/14-1.08

    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.08) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.08)
    Sec. 14-1.08. Special educational facilities and services. "Special educational facilities and services" includes special schools, special classes, special housing, including residential facilities, special instruction, special reader service, braillists and typists for children with visual disabilities, sign language interpreters, transportation, maintenance, instructional material, therapy, professional consultant services, medical services only for diagnostic and evaluation purposes provided by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches to determine a child's need for special education and related services, psychological services, school social worker services, special administrative services, salaries of all required special personnel, and other special educational services, including special equipment for use in the classroom, required by the child because of his disability if such services or special equipment are approved by the State Superintendent of Education and the child is eligible therefor under this Article and the regulations of the State Board of Education.
(Source: P.A. 89-397, eff. 8-20-95.)

105 ILCS 5/14-1.09

    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.09) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.09)
    Sec. 14-1.09. School psychologist. "School psychologist" means a psychologist who meets the following qualifications:
        (1) The psychologist:
            (A) has graduated with a master's or higher
        
degree in psychology or educational psychology from an institution of higher learning that maintains equipment, courses of study, and standards of scholarship approved by the State Board of Education, has had at least one school year of full-time supervised experience in the delivery of school psychological services of a character approved by the State Superintendent of Education, and has such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education; or
            (B) holds a valid Nationally Certified School
        
Psychologist (NCSP) credential.
        (2) The psychologist holds a Professional Educator
    
License with a school psychologist endorsement issued pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Persons so licensed may use the title "school psychologist" and may offer school psychological services which are limited to those services set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, pertaining to children between the ages of 3 to 21, promulgated by the State Board of Education.
    School psychologists may make evaluations, recommendations or interventions regarding the placement of children in educational programs or special education classes. However, a school psychologist shall not provide such services outside his or her employment to any student in the district or districts which employ such school psychologist.
(Source: P.A. 100-750, eff. 8-10-18.)

105 ILCS 5/14-1.09a

    (105 ILCS 5/14-1.09a) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.09a)
    Sec. 14-1.09a. School social worker. "School social worker" means a social worker who has graduated with a master's or higher degree in social work from an accredited graduate school of social work and has such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education and who holds a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement for school social work pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Only persons so licensed and endorsed may use the title "school social worker". A social worker may offer school social work services as provided in this Code and other applicable laws and as set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, promulgated by the State Board of Education, governing the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities and requirements for the treatment of children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. School social workers may make evaluations, recommendations or interventions regarding the placement of children in educational programs or special education classes. However, a school social worker shall not provide such services outside his or her employment to any student in the district or districts which employ such school social worker.
(Source: P.A. 100-356, eff. 8-25-17.)