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90_SB0615 105 ILCS 5/18-17 from Ch. 122, par. 18-17 Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to include students from home schools among the students who qualify under the free textbook loan program. Effective immediately. LRB9003292THpk LRB9003292THpk 1 AN ACT to amend the School Code by changing Section 2 18-17. 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 changing 6 Section 18-17 as follows: 7 (105 ILCS 5/18-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 18-17) 8 Sec. 18-17. The State Board of Education shall provide 9 the loan of secular textbooks listed for use by the State 10 Board of Education free of charge to any student in this 11 State who is enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12 at a 12 public school or at a school other than a public school which 13 is in compliance with the compulsory attendance laws of this 14 State and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or who is 15 educated at home by a parent or guardian in an environment 16 commonly known and referred to as a home school. The 17 foregoing service shall be provided directly to the students 18 at their request or at the request of their parents or 19 guardians. The State Board of Education shall adopt 20 appropriate regulations to administer this Section and to 21 facilitate the equitable participation of all students 22 eligible for benefits hereunder, including provisions 23 authorizing the exchange, trade or transfer of loaned secular 24 textbooks between schools or school districts for students 25 enrolled in such schools or districts. After secular 26 textbooks have been on loan under this Section for a period 27 of 5 years or more, such textbooks may be disposed of by 28 school districts in such manner as their respective school 29 boards shall determine following written notification to the 30 State Board of Education and expiration of a reasonable 31 waiting period not to exceed 30 days. Loaned textbooks may -2- LRB9003292THpk 1 not be disposed of out-of-State or sold without the prior 2 approval of the State Board of Education. 3 As used in this Section, "textbook" means any book or 4 book substitute which a pupil uses as a text or text 5 substitute in a particular class or program. It shall 6 include books, reusable workbooks, manuals, whether bound or 7 in loose leaf form, and instructional computer software, 8 intended as a principal source of study material for a given 9 class or group of students. 10 (Source: P.A. 89-46, eff. 6-23-95.) 11 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 12 becoming law.
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