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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

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.)