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90_HB2493enr 105 ILCS 5/27-23.5 new Amends the School Code. Requires each school district maintaining grades 9 and 10 to include in its curriculum and teach to the students of either such grade one unit of instruction on organ/tissue donor and transplantation programs. Requires the regional superintendent of schools to make available to those districts information and data that the districts may use in developing the required unit of instruction. Provides that each school board determines the minimum amount of instructional time that qualifies as the required unit of instruction. Effective July 1, 1998. LRB9008896THpk HB2493 Enrolled LRB9008896THpk 1 AN ACT to amend the School Code by adding Section 2 27-23.5. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section 6 27-23.5 as follows: 7 (105 ILCS 5/27-23.5 new) 8 Sec. 27-23.5. Organ/tissue donor and transplantation 9 programs. Each school district that maintains grades 9 and 10 10 may include in its curriculum and teach to the students of 11 either such grade one unit of instruction on organ/tissue 12 donor and transplantation programs. No student shall be 13 required to take or participate in instruction on 14 organ/tissue donor and transplantation programs if a parent 15 or guardian files written objection thereto on constitutional 16 grounds, and refusal to take or participate in such 17 instruction on those grounds shall not be reason for 18 suspension or expulsion of a student or result in any 19 academic penalty. 20 The regional superintendent of schools in which a school 21 district that maintains grades 9 and 10 is located shall 22 obtain and make available to the school board of the district 23 information and data that may be used by the district in 24 developing a unit of instruction under this Section. 25 However, each school board shall determine the minimum amount 26 of instructional time that shall qualify as a unit of 27 instruction satisfying the requirements of this Section. 28 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 29 1, 1998.
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