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(105 ILCS 405/) Adult Education Act.

105 ILCS 405/Art. II

    (105 ILCS 405/Art. II heading)

105 ILCS 405/2-1

    (105 ILCS 405/2-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 202-1)
    Sec. 2-1. Contracting with other state agencies. For the purpose of promoting and establishing special classes for the instruction (1) of persons of age 21 or older and (2) of persons less than age 21 and not otherwise in attendance in the public schools, the Board may contract with other state agencies to accept and expend appropriations given such agencies for educational purposes to reimburse the community college district or local school district for the cost of such program.
(Source: P.A. 91-830, eff. 7-1-00.)

105 ILCS 405/2-2

    (105 ILCS 405/2-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 202-2)
    Sec. 2-2. Agreement with public or private agencies. The State Board shall enter into agreements with public or private welfare, educational, or other agencies, other than the public common schools, competent to provide the education or training defined in said Section, for the establishment of such special classes by such agencies.
    The Board shall establish the standards for such courses of instruction and supervise the administration thereof. The Board shall determine the cost of such instruction, including therein such incidental costs of student transportation, facilities, or provision for child care for students who are parents, and other special needs of the students, as authorized by Section 10-22.20 of the School Code.
    The provisions of Section 10-22.20 of the School Code respecting the reimbursement of the total cost of such instruction or training by the Department of Employment Security for students who may be authorized under the Illinois Public Aid Code, approved April 11, 1967, shall be applicable to classes established under this Act. Each agency entering into an agreement shall keep accurate and detailed accounts of students assigned to it and receiving instruction in such special classes and submit claims for reimbursement in the manner provided for school districts or community college districts under said Section 10-22.20, and claims for reimbursement shall be processed as therein provided.
    Any such agreement may be terminated by the Board when it determines (1) that such classes are no longer necessary, or (2) that the instruction or training established by an agency fails to meet the established standards, or (3) that the classes established by a school district or community college district, within whose geographical limits the agency is located, pursuant to Section 10-22.20 of the School Code, are adequate for the purpose.
(Source: P.A. 91-830, eff. 7-1-00.)

105 ILCS 405/2-4

    (105 ILCS 405/2-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 202-4)
    Sec. 2-4. Area Planning Councils. On or before October 15, 1982, an Area Planning Council shall be established within the boundaries of each community college district. A representative of each approved adult education provider is required to participate on the Area Planning Council. Other members may include:
        (1) regional superintendents of schools;
        (2) representatives of school districts;
        (3) representatives of the community college
district's career and technical education program;
        (4) representatives of the community college
district's financial aid office;
        (5) representatives of the community college
district's student services office;
        (6) representatives of local workforce boards under
the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;
        (7) persons with an interest in adult education
services provided within the community college district; and
        (8) persons with an interest in adult education
services provided within the Area Planning Council district, including, but not limited to, representatives of social service agencies, businesses and employers, vocational rehabilitation services of the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Employment Security.
Each Area Planning Council must elect officers and develop bylaws that indicate the membership of the Council. The Area Planning Council chairperson must be a representative of an adult education provider approved by the Board. In areas where large multiple-provider Area Planning Councils exist, the Board may designate sub-areas within an Area Planning Council district to ensure maximum representation of need. The Board shall determine the guidelines for the bylaws and operation of the Area Planning Council.
    On or before March 1 of each year each Area Planning Council shall submit an annual Adult Education Plan for the area. The Area Adult Education Plan shall provide for the development and coordination of adult education programs in the area as prescribed by the Board. The Area Adult Education Plan must be aligned with Title II of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the State Unified Plan, local workforce boards, and one-stop activities and must include involvement of the local Board-approved adult education workforce board representative. The local adult education workforce board representative is responsible for convening Area Planning Council chairpersons in a local workforce area to provide information regarding the development of the Area Adult Education Plans and related federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act activities. If the Board finds that the annual Area Adult Education Plan submitted by the Area Planning Council meets the requirements of this amendatory Act of 1982 and the established standards and guidelines, the Board shall approve the Plan. The approval of adult education programs by the Board for reimbursement under Section 10-22.20 of the School Code shall be based on the Adult Education Plan approved for the Area. The Area Adult Education Plan must be approved prior to funding being made available to an Area Planning Council district.
    On or before March 1, 2002 and each year thereafter, the Board shall submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly for adult education for the preceding school year. The annual report shall include a summary of adult education needs and programs; the number of students served, federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act activities, high school equivalency information, credit hours or units of instruction, performance data, total adult education allocations , and State reimbursement for adult basic education, adult secondary education, English language acquisition, integrated English literacy, civics education, bridge and integrated education and training programs, and vocational skills programs; the criteria used for program approval; and any recommendations.
(Source: P.A. 99-650, eff. 7-28-16.)