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SCHOOLS105 ILCS 5/21B-105
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.
(105 ILCS 5/21B-105)
Granting of recognition; regional accreditation; definitions.
(a) "Recognized", as used in this Article in connection with the word "school" or "institution", means such college, university, or not-for-profit entity that meets requirements set by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. Application for recognition of the school or institution as an educator preparation institution must be made to the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, shall set the criteria by which the school or institution is to be judged and, through the secretary of the State Board, arrange for an official inspection and shall grant recognition of such school or institution as may meet the required standards. If the standards include requirements with regard to education in acquiring skills in working with culturally distinctive students, as defined by the State Board of Education, then the rules of the State Board of Education shall include the criteria used to evaluate compliance with this requirement. No school or institution may make assignments of student teachers or teachers for practice teaching so as to promote segregation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Any not-for-profit entity must also be approved by the Board of Higher Education.
All recommendations or entitlements for educator licensure shall be made by a recognized institution operating a program of preparation for the license that is approved by the State Superintendent of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. The State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, shall have the power to define a major or minor when used as a basis for recognition and licensure purposes.
(b) "Regionally accredited", or "accredited", as used in this Article in connection with a university or institution, means an institution of higher education accredited by the North Central Association or other comparable regional accrediting association.
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)
105 ILCS 5/Art. 22
(105 ILCS 5/Art. 22 heading)
105 ILCS 5/22-1
(105 ILCS 5/22-1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-1)
Trustees and similar officers-No pecuniary compensation.
Trustees of schools, school directors or other school officers
performing like duties shall receive no pecuniary compensation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/22-2
(105 ILCS 5/22-2)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-2)
of official bonds.
Every school district shall be subject to the provisions of "An Act
relating to the payment of the cost of corporate suretyship and indemnity
upon official bonds", approved June 7, 1897, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/22-3
(105 ILCS 5/22-3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-3)
Enforcement of judgments - Service of process - Costs.
If judgment is obtained against any county board of school trustees,
trustees of schools or school board, the party entitled to the benefit
of the judgment may have enforcement thereof as
follows: the court in
which the judgment is entered or to which it may be removed by
transcript from the circuit court shall enter an order commanding the
directors, trustees and school treasurer to cause
the amount thereof with interest and costs to be paid to the party
entitled to the benefit of the judgment, out of any moneys of the
township or district unappropriated, or if there are no such moneys, out
of the first moneys applicable to the payment of the kind of services or
indebtedness for which the judgment is entered which shall be received
for the use of the township or district. The court may enforce
obedience to such order by body attachment or by mandamus,
board to levy a tax for the payment of the judgment. All judicial
processes to enforce payment, shall be served either
on the president or the clerk of the board.
No official shall charge any costs in any action in which any school
officer, school corporation or any agent of any school fund, suing for
the recovery thereof, or any interest due thereon, is plaintiff, and is
unsuccessful in the action; nor in case the costs cannot be recovered from
the defendant by reason of his or her insolvency.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)
105 ILCS 5/22-4
(105 ILCS 5/22-4)
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)
105 ILCS 5/22-5
(105 ILCS 5/22-5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-5)
Interest of officers or teachers in books, apparatus or
No State, county, township, or district school officer or teacher
shall be interested in the sale, proceeds or profits of any book,
apparatus or furniture used or to be used in any school with which such
officer or teacher may be connected, except when the interest of the
teacher is based upon authorship or development of instructional
materials listed with the State Board of Education in compliance with
the provisions of Article 28 of this Act
and adopted for use by a school board subject to Section 10-20.8 of this
Act. Each teacher having an interest in instructional materials shall
file an annual statement so certifying with the secretary of the board
of the school district which employs him. Any such officer or teacher
who violates the provisions of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)
105 ILCS 5/22-6
(105 ILCS 5/22-6)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-6)
Conversion of funds by officers.
If any county superintendent, trustee of schools, township treasurer,
director or other person entrusted with the care, control, management or
disposition of any school, college, seminary or township fund for the use
of any county, township, district or school converts such funds, or any
part thereof, to his own use he shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2267.)
105 ILCS 5/22-6.5
(105 ILCS 5/22-6.5)
False statement or material omission; Class A misdemeanor.
person who applies for employment as a teacher, principal, superintendent, or
other certificated employee of a school board of any school district, including
a special charter district and a district organized under Article 34 of the
School Code, who willfully makes a false statement on his or her application
employment, material to his or her qualifications for employment, which he or
she does not believe to be true, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
If a person's employment history or current or prior employers are required
to be furnished on an application for
employment, a person who makes a statement which he or she does not believe
to be true or who knowingly omits or fails to include any employment history or
employer required to be furnished on the application which is material to his
or her qualifications for employment shall be deemed to have made a false
statement on his or her application within the meaning of this Section.
Each application for employment for a certificated position used by a school
district shall state that failure to provide requested employment or employer
history which is material to the applicant's qualifications for employment or
the provision of statements which the applicant does not believe to be true may
be a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 88-102.)
105 ILCS 5/22-7
(105 ILCS 5/22-7)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-7)
Liability for loss of funds.
County superintendents, trustees of schools, township treasurers and
directors, or either of them, or any other officer having charge of school
funds or property, shall be pecuniarily responsible for all losses
sustained by any county or township fund by reason of any failure on his or
their part to perform the duties required of him or them by this Act or
by any rule authorized to be made by this
Act, and each of such officers shall be liable for any such loss sustained,
the amount of which may be recovered in a civil action brought in the circuit
court, at the suit of the State of Illinois, for the
use of the county, township or fund injured. The amount of the judgment
obtained in such suit shall, when collected, be paid to the proper officer
for the benefit of the county, township or fund injured.
(Source: P.A. 79-1366.)
105 ILCS 5/22-8
(105 ILCS 5/22-8)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-8)
Failure of officers to discharge duties.
If any county superintendent, trustee, director, or other officer
negligently or wilfully fails or refuses to make, furnish or communicate
statistics and information, or fails to discharge any other duties enjoined
upon him, at the time and in the manner required by this Act, he shall be
guilty of a petty offense and shall be liable to a fine of not less than
$25, to be recovered before any circuit court at the suit of any person on
complaint in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, and when
collected the fine shall be paid to the county superintendent of schools.
(Source: P.A. 77-2267.)
105 ILCS 5/22-9
(105 ILCS 5/22-9)
(Source: P.A. 77-2267. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)
105 ILCS 5/22-10
(105 ILCS 5/22-10)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-10)
Payments and grants in aid of church or sectarian purpose.
No county, city, town, township, school district or other public
corporation shall make any appropriation, or pay from any school fund
anything in aid of any church or sectarian purpose or to support or sustain
any school, academy, seminary, college, university or other literary or
scientific institution controlled by any church or sectarian denomination;
nor shall any grant or donation of money or other personal property be made
by any such corporation to any church or for any sectarian purpose. Any
officer or other person having under his charge or direction school funds
or property who perverts the same in the manner forbidden in this section
shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2267.)
105 ILCS 5/22-11
(105 ILCS 5/22-11)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-11)
Exclusion of children on account of color.
Any school officer or other person who excludes or aids in excluding
from the public schools, on account of color, any child who is entitled to
the benefits of such school shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be
fined not less than $5 nor more than $100.
(Source: P.A. 77-2267.)
105 ILCS 5/22-12
(105 ILCS 5/22-12)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-12)
Preventing or interfering with a child's attendance at school.
Whoever by threat, menace, or intimidation prevents any child
entitled to attend a public or nonpublic school in this State from
school or interferes with any such child's attendance at that school shall
be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 92-96, eff. 1-1-02.)
105 ILCS 5/22-13
(105 ILCS 5/22-13)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-13)
of Illinois mined coal.
School boards shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the
use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July
13, 1937, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/22-14
(105 ILCS 5/22-14)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-14)
Scholastic records of discontinued districts.
If any school district is discontinued under this Act and is not made a
distinct part of another school district that makes arrangements to safely
keep all scholastic records of the former pupils of the discontinued
district, the last governing authorities of the discontinued district shall
turn over all scholastic records of its former pupils to the county
superintendent of schools of the county in which the school building of the
district is located; and such county superintendent of schools shall take
possession of and arrange for the safekeeping of such records for the
purpose of reference by said former pupils.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/22-15
(105 ILCS 5/22-15)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-15)
Insurance on athletes.
The school board of any school district may, in its discretion, provide
medical or hospital service, or both, through accident and health insurance
on a group or individual basis, or through non-profit hospital service
corporations or medical service plan corporations or both, for pupils of
the district injured while participating in any athletic activity under the
jurisdiction of or sponsored or controlled by the district or the
authorities of any school thereof. The cost of such insurance or of
subscriptions to such non-profit corporations, when paid from the funds of
the district, shall, to the extent such moneys are sufficient, be paid from
moneys derived from athletic activities. To the extent that moneys derived
from athletic activities are insufficient, such cost may be paid from the
educational fund of the district.
Such insurance may be purchased from or such subscriptions may be taken
in only such companies or corporations as are authorized to do business in
(Source: P.A. 77-1554.)
105 ILCS 5/22-16
(105 ILCS 5/22-16)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-16)
Acquisition of land outside school district.
Whenever, in the opinion of the corporate authority of any school
district, a lot or parcel of land situated not more than 2 miles outside
of said school district or in the case of a building project under
authority of Section 10-22.31b of this Act, within the boundaries of
the joint agreement area or within 2 miles of the boundaries of any school
district which is a party to the joint agreement, may be required for such
title to such lot or parcel of land may be acquired by such school
district by purchase or in the manner provided by law for the exercise
of the right of eminent domain.
(Source: P.A. 80-270
105 ILCS 5/22-17
(105 ILCS 5/22-17)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-17)
Leasing property from building commission.
In addition to other powers and authority now possessed by it, the
corporate authority of any school district, including any special charter
district, shall have power:
(1) To lease from any public building commission created pursuant to the
provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, approved July 5, 1955,
and as amended from time to time, any real or personal property for the
purpose of securing office or other space for its administrative or
educational functions for a period of time not exceeding 40 years;
(2) To pay for the use of this leased property in accordance with the
terms of the lease; and
(3) To enter into such lease without making a previous appropriation or
provision in the budget for the expense thereby incurred.
(Source: P.A. 77-1351.)
105 ILCS 5/22-18
(105 ILCS 5/22-18)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-18)
Apportionment of assets in district without property.
Whenever there is no property within a school district subject to
taxation for ordinary operating purposes, the county clerk shall so notify
the trustees of the township or townships or county board of school
trustees wherein the school district is located who shall apportion the
assets of such district among the remaining school districts of such
township or townships in proportion to the last preceding apportionment
from the common school fund to such townships and shall notify the school
treasurer to note such apportionment in the proper account of each
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)
105 ILCS 5/22-19
(105 ILCS 5/22-19)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-19)
Upon the filing of a complaint with the State Board of Education,
executed in duplicate and subscribed with the names
and addresses of at least 50 residents of a school district or 10% of
the residents, whichever is less, alleging that any pupil
has been excluded from or segregated in any school on account of his or
her color, race, nationality, sex, religion or religious affiliation, or that
any employee of
or applicant for employment or assignment with any such school district
has been questioned concerning his or her color, race, nationality, sex,
religion or religious affiliation or subjected to discrimination by reason thereof,
by or on behalf of the school board of such district, the State Board of
Education shall promptly mail a copy of such complaint to
the secretary or clerk of such school board.
The State Board of Education
shall fix a date, not less than 20 nor more than 30 days from the date of
the filing of such complaint, for a hearing upon the allegations therein.
The State Board of Education may also fix a date for a hearing whenever
it has reason to believe that such discrimination may exist in any school
district. Reasonable notice of the time and place of such hearing shall
be mailed to the secretary or
clerk of the school board and to the first signatory
to such complaint.
The State Board of Education may designate an assistant to conduct such
hearing and receive testimony concerning the situation complained of. The
complainants may be represented at such hearing by one of their number or
by counsel. Each party shall have the privilege of cross examining witnesses.
The State Board of Education or the hearing officer appointed by it shall
have the power to subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, and require
the production of
evidence relating to any relevant matter under this Act. Any circuit
court of this State, upon the application of the
State Board of Education or the hearing officer appointed by
it, may, in its or his or her discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses,
the production of books, papers, records or memoranda and the giving of
testimony before the State Board of Education or the hearing
officer appointed by it conducting an investigation or holding a
hearing authorized by this Act, by an attachment for contempt, or
otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled
before the court. The State Board of Education or the
hearing officer appointed by it may cause the depositions of witnesses
within the State to be taken in the manner prescribed by law for like
depositions in civil actions in courts of this State, and to that end
compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers,
records or memoranda. All testimony shall be taken under oath
administered by the hearing officer, but the formal rules pertaining to
evidence in judicial proceedings shall not apply. The State Board of Education
shall provide a competent reporter to record
all testimony. Either party desiring a transcript of the hearing shall
pay for the cost of such transcript. A continuance may be granted
provided both parties agree. The hearing officer shall report a summary
of the testimony within 60 days after the hearing commences, unless a
continuance is granted, to the State Board of Education who
shall determine whether the allegations of the complaint are
substantially correct. If a continuance is granted, the summary of
testimony shall be reported to the State Board of Education
within 60 days after the hearing recommences. The State Board of Education
shall notify both parties of its decision within 30
days after it receives a summary of the testimony from the hearing
officer. If the State Board of Education determines that a violation exists,
it shall request the Attorney General to apply to the appropriate circuit
court for such injunctive or other relief as may be necessary to rectify the practice
The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and
modifications thereof and the rules adopted
pursuant thereto shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the
judicial review of any final decision rendered by the State Board of Education
pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 84-126.)
105 ILCS 5/22-20
(105 ILCS 5/22-20)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-20)
All courts and law enforcement agencies of the State of
Illinois and its political subdivisions shall report to the principal of
any public school in this State whenever a child enrolled therein is
detained for proceedings under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, as heretofore
and hereafter amended, or for any criminal offense or any violation of a
municipal or county ordinance. The report shall include the basis for
detaining the child, circumstances surrounding the events which led to the
child's detention, and status of proceedings. The report shall be updated as
appropriate to notify the principal of developments and the disposition of the
The information derived thereby shall be kept separate from and shall
not become a part of the official school record of such child and shall not
be a public record. Such information shall be used solely by the appropriate school official or officials whom the school has determined to have a legitimate educational or safety interest to aid in the proper rehabilitation
of the child and to protect the safety of students and employees in the
(Source: P.A. 97-1104, eff. 1-1-13.)
105 ILCS 5/22-21
(105 ILCS 5/22-21)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-21)
Elections-Use of school buildings.
(a) Every school board shall offer to the appropriate officer or board
having responsibility for providing polling places for elections the use of
any and all buildings under its jurisdiction for any and all elections to
be held, if so requested by such appropriate officer or board.
(b) Election officers shall place 2 or more cones, small United States
national flags, or some other marker a distance of 100 horizontal feet from
each entrance to the room used by voters to engage in voting, which shall be
known as the polling room. If
the polling room is located within a building that is a public or private
distance of 100 horizontal feet ends within the interior of the
building, then the markers shall be placed outside of the
building at each entrance used by voters to enter that
building on the grounds adjacent to the thoroughfare or walkway. If the polling
room is located within a public or private school building with 2 or more
the polling room is located on the ground floor, then the markers shall be
placed 100 horizontal feet from each entrance to the polling room used by
voters to engage in voting. If the polling room is located in a public or
private school building with 2 or more floors and the polling room is located
floor above or below the ground floor,
then the markers shall be placed a distance of 100 feet from the nearest
elevator or staircase used by voters on the ground floor to access the floor
where the polling room is located. The area within where the markers are placed
shall be known as a campaign free zone, and electioneering is prohibited
pursuant to this subsection.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the area on polling place
property beyond the campaign free zone,
publicly or privately owned, is a public forum for the time that the polls are
open on an election day. At the request of election officers any publicly owned
building must be made available for use as a polling place. A person shall have
the right to congregate and engage in electioneering on any polling place
property while the polls are open beyond the campaign free zone, including but
not limited to, the placement of temporary signs.
This subsection shall be construed liberally in favor of persons engaging in
on all polling place property beyond the campaign free zone for the time that
the polls are open on an election day.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)
105 ILCS 5/22-22
(105 ILCS 5/22-22)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-22)
The term "secondary education"
means the curriculum offered by a school district or an attendance center
or centers serving grades 9 through 12 or grades 10 through 12.
(Source: P.A. 84-814.)
105 ILCS 5/22-23
(105 ILCS 5/22-23)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-23)
(a) The provisions of this Section apply to the school board, board of
education, board of school directors, board of school inspectors or other
governing body of each school district in this State, including special
charter districts and districts organized under Article 34.
(b) As used in this Section, the term "school construction" means (1)
the construction of a new school building, or addition to an existing
building, within any period of 30 months, having 7,200 or more square feet, and (2) any alteration, as defined in 71 Illinois
Administrative Code, Section 400.210, within any period of 30 months,
affecting one or more areas of a school building
which cumulatively are equal to 50% or more of the square footage of the
(c) New areas or uses of buildings not required to be sprinklered under
this Section shall be protected with the installation of an automatic fire
(d) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, no school
construction shall be commenced in any school district on or after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 unless sprinkler systems are
required by, and are installed in accordance with
approved plans and specifications in the school building, addition or
project areas which constitute school construction as defined in subsection
(b). Plans and specifications shall comply with rules and regulations
established by the State Board of Education, and such rules and regulations
shall be consistent so far as practicable with nationally recognized
standards such as those established by the National Fire Protection
(Source: P.A. 90-566, eff. 1-2-98.)
105 ILCS 5/22-24
(105 ILCS 5/22-24)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-24)
To facilitate communication and coordination
between the General Assembly and the Illinois High School Association on
matters relative to the continuing development of interscholastic athletic
and activity participation among secondary school students in Illinois, the
Governor shall appoint, from the membership of the General Assembly,
liaison representatives to meet with the Board of Directors of the Illinois
High School Association at regular meetings of that Board. The Governor
shall appoint one member from each chamber of the General Assembly to serve
as a liaison representative and one member from each chamber to serve as the
liaison representative's alternate. The 2 liaison representatives shall not
be members of the same political party, nor shall a liaison representative's
alternate be a member of the same political party as the liaison
representative for whom he or she is an alternate. The terms of the liaison
representatives and alternate liaison representatives
appointed by the Governor shall be 2 years, commencing on the second
Wednesday of January in odd numbered years, except that the terms of the
liaison representatives and alternate liaison representatives initially
appointed by the Governor under this Section shall commence on the date of
their appointment and expire on the second Wednesday of January, 1993.
Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the Governor for the unexpired
term, and the person appointed to fill a vacancy shall be a member of the
same chamber of the General Assembly and the same political party as his or
her predecessor in office. The liaison representatives, or their
alternates who meet with the Board of Directors of the Illinois High School
Association at any meetings of that Board which the liaison representatives
are unable to attend, shall communicate to the members of the General
Assembly information of importance to the cooperative relationship between
the Illinois High School Association and the General Assembly. It shall be
the responsibility of the Illinois High School Association to timely supply
to both liaison representatives and both alternates all agenda materials
and information that are customarily supplied by that Association to
the members of its Board of Directors for use in connection with the
meetings of that Board.
(Source: P.A. 87-239; 87-895.)
105 ILCS 5/22-25
(105 ILCS 5/22-25)
High School Quality Guarantees.
The school board of any
district that maintains grades 9-12, including special charter districts and
any district organized under Article 34, may enter into agreements that
guarantee the academic skills and performance of graduates of their high
schools in the workforce or in higher education. Any quality guarantee
agreements established shall be subject to such qualifications and restrictions
as the school board may determine.
(Source: P.A. 89-610, eff. 8-6-96.)
105 ILCS 5/22-26
(105 ILCS 5/22-26)
(Source: P.A. 91-491, eff. 8-13-99. Repealed internally, eff. 1-2-00; repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)
105 ILCS 5/22-27
(105 ILCS 5/22-27)
World War II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Conflict veterans; diplomas.
(a) Upon request, the school board of any district that maintains
grades 10 through 12 may award a diploma to any honorably discharged veteran
(1) served in the armed forces of the United States
during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict;
(2) resided within an area currently within the
(3) left high school before graduating in order to
serve in the armed forces of the United States; and
(4) has not received a high school diploma.
(b) The State Board of Education and the Department of Veterans' Affairs
may issue rules consistent with the provisions of this Section that are
necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-88, eff. 7-27-09.)
105 ILCS 5/22-30
(105 ILCS 5/22-30)
Self-administration of medication and school nurse administration.
(a) In this Section:
"Asthma inhaler" means a quick reliever asthma inhaler.
"Epinephrine auto-injector" means a medical device for immediate self-administration by a person at risk of anaphylaxis.
"Medication" means a medicine, prescribed by (i) a physician
licensed to practice medicine in all its branches,
(ii) a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to prescribe
medications by his or her supervising physician, or (iii) an advanced practice
registered nurse who has a written
collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that delegates the
to prescribe asthma medications,
for a pupil that pertains to the pupil's
asthma and that has an individual prescription label.
"Self-administration" means a pupil's discretionary use of and ability to carry his or
her prescribed asthma medication.
(b) A school, whether public or nonpublic, must permit the
medication by a pupil with asthma or the use of an epinephrine auto-injector by a pupil, provided that:
(1) the parents or guardians of the pupil provide to
the school (i) written authorization from the parents or guardians for the self-administration of medication or (ii) for use of an epinephrine auto-injector, written authorization from the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse; and
(2) the parents or guardians of the pupil provide to
the school (i) the prescription label, which must contain the name of the medication, the prescribed dosage, and the time at which or circumstances under which the medication is to be administered, or (ii) for use of an epinephrine auto-injector, a written statement from the pupil's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse containing the following information:
(A) the name and purpose of the epinephrine
(B) the prescribed dosage; and
(C) the time or times at which or the special
circumstances under which the epinephrine auto-injector is to be administered.
The information provided shall be kept on file in the office of the school
in the absence of a school nurse, the school's administrator.
(b-5) A school district or nonpublic school may authorize the provision of an epinephrine auto-injector to a student or any personnel authorized under a student's Individual Health Care Action Plan, Illinois Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan and Treatment Authorization Form, or plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to the student, that meets the prescription on file.
(b-10) The school district or nonpublic school may authorize a school nurse do the following: (i) provide an epinephrine auto-injector to a student or any personnel authorized under a student's Individual Health Care Action Plan, Illinois Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan and Treatment Authorization Form, or plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to the student, that meets the prescription on file; (ii) administer an epinephrine auto-injector that meets the prescription on file to any student who has an Individual Health Care Action Plan, Illinois Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan and Treatment Authorization Form, or plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that authorizes the use of an Epinephrine auto-injector; and (iii) administer an epinephrine auto-injector to any student that the school nurse in good faith professionally believes is having an anaphylactic reaction.
(c) The school district or nonpublic school must inform the parents or
guardians of the
pupil, in writing, that the school district or nonpublic school and its
agents, including a physician providing standing protocol or prescription for school epinephrine auto-injectors,
are to incur no liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result
of any injury arising from the
self-administration of medication or use of an epinephrine auto-injector regardless of whether authorization was given by the pupil's parents or guardians or by the pupil's physician, physician's assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse. The parents or guardians
of the pupil must sign a statement acknowledging that the school district
or nonpublic school and its employees and agents are to incur no liability, except for willful and wanton
conduct, as a result of any injury arising
self-administration of medication or use of an epinephrine auto-injector regardless of whether authorization was given by the pupil's parents or guardians or by the pupil's physician, physician's assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse and that the parents or
guardians must indemnify and hold harmless the school district or nonpublic
employees and agents against any claims, except a claim based on willful and
wanton conduct, arising out of the
self-administration of medication or use of an epinephrine auto-injector regardless of whether authorization was given by the pupil's parents or guardians or by the pupil's physician, physician's assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse. When a school nurse administers an epinephrine auto-injector to a student whom the school nurse in good faith professionally believes is having an anaphylactic reaction, notwithstanding the lack of notice to the parents or guardians of the pupil or the absence of the parents or guardians signed statement acknowledging no liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, the school district or nonpublic school and its employees and agents, including a physician providing standing protocol or prescription for school epinephrine auto-injectors, are to incur no liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of any injury arising from the use of an epinephrine auto-injector regardless of whether authorization was given by the pupil's parents or guardians or by the pupil's physician, physician's assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse.
(d) The permission for self-administration of medication or use of an epinephrine auto-injector is effective
for the school year for which it is granted and shall be renewed each
subsequent school year upon fulfillment of the requirements of this
(e) Provided that the requirements of this Section are fulfilled, a
pupil with asthma may possess and use his or her medication or a pupil may possess and use an epinephrine auto-injector (i) while in
school, (ii) while at a school-sponsored activity, (iii) while under the
school personnel, or (iv) before or after normal school activities, such
as while in before-school or after-school care on school-operated
(f) The school district or nonpublic school may maintain at a school in a locked, secure location a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. A physician may prescribe epinephrine auto-injectors in the name of the school district or nonpublic school to be maintained for use when necessary. The school district or nonpublic school supply of epinephrine auto-injectors may be provided to and utilized by any student authorized to self-administer that meets the prescription on file or by any personnel authorized under a student's Individual Health Care Action Plan, Illinois Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan and Treatment Authorization Form, or plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to the student, that meets the prescription on file. When a student does not have an epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector on file, the school nurse may utilize the school district or nonpublic school supply of epinephrine auto-injectors to respond to anaphylactic reaction, under a standing protocol from a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches and the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1460, eff. 8-20-10; 97-361, eff. 8-15-11.)
105 ILCS 5/22-35
(105 ILCS 5/22-35)
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
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
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
105 ILCS 5/22-40
(105 ILCS 5/22-40)
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)
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 designee, to serve as
(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
(E) one representative of parents' organizations;
(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
(B) The Executive Director of the Board of Higher
Education or his or her designee.
(C) The President and Chief Executive Officer 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
(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
(D) Better align assessments across all levels of
(E) Reduce the need for students entering
institutions of higher education to take remedial courses.
(F) Smooth the transition from high school to
(G) Improve high school and college graduation
(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
(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.
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. 95-626, eff. 6-1-08; 95-996, eff. 10-3-08; 96-746, eff. 8-25-09.)
105 ILCS 5/22-50
(105 ILCS 5/22-50)
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)
(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)
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)
The Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children.
The Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children is created within the Department of Children and Family Services. The Task Force shall consist of all of the following members:
(1) One member of the General Assembly and one
member of the public, appointed by the President of the Senate.
(2) One member of the General Assembly and one
member of the public, appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
(3) One member of the General Assembly and one member
of the public, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(4) One member of the General Assembly and one
member of the public, appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
(5) The Director of Children and Family Services or
(6) The State Superintendent of Education or his or
(7) The Director of Public Health or his or her
(8) The Executive Director of the Illinois Violence
Prevention Authority or his or her designee.
(9) A representative of an agency that leads the
collaboration of the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse cases, appointed by the Director of Children and Family Services.
(10) A representative of an organization
representing law enforcement, appointed by the Director of State Police.
(11) A representative of a statewide professional
teachers' organization, appointed by the head of that organization.
(12) A representative of a different statewide
professional teachers' organization, appointed by the head of that organization.
(13) A representative of an organization involved in
the prevention of child abuse in this State, appointed by the Director of Children and Family Services.
(14) A representative of an organization
representing school management in this State, appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
(15) Erin Merryn, for whom Section 10-23.13 of this
Members of the Task Force must be individuals who are actively involved in the fields of the prevention of child abuse and neglect and child welfare. The appointment of members must reflect the geographic diversity of the State.
The Task Force shall elect a presiding officer by a majority vote of the membership of the Task Force. The Task Force shall meet at the call of the presiding officer.
The Task Force shall make recommendations for reducing child sexual abuse in Illinois. In making those recommendations, the Task Force shall:
(1) gather information concerning child sexual abuse
(2) receive reports and testimony from individuals,
State and local agencies, community-based organizations, and other public and private organizations;
(3) create goals for State policy that would prevent
(4) submit a final report with its recommendations
to the Office of the Governor and the General Assembly by January 1, 2012.
The recommendations may include proposals for specific statutory changes and methods to foster cooperation among State agencies and between the State and local government.
The Task Force shall consult with employees of the Department of Children and Family Services, the Criminal Justice Information Agency, the Department of State Police, the Illinois State Board of Education, and any other State agency or department as necessary to accomplish the Task Force's responsibilities under this Section.
The members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation and shall not be reimbursed for their expenses.
The Task Force shall be abolished upon submission of the final report to the Office of the Governor and the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-1524, eff. 2-14-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)