CURRY,JULIE, DELGADO, HOEFT, JOHNSON,TOM, FOWLER,
GILES, MURPHY, JONES,JOHN, KRAUSE, MOFFITT, O'BRIEN,
SMITH,MICHAEL, MULLIGAN, PERSICO, WINKEL, LYONS,EILEEN,
BLACK, GASH AND MATHIAS.
SCH CD-SPEC ED-TRANS-REIMBURSE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning the educational
services block grant for a school district having a population
exceeding 500,000 inhabitants, provides that the grant shall include
funding for children requiring special education services. Removes
the extraordinary and private tuition components of the Special
Education program that the educational services block grant includes.
In provisions concerning children with disabilities attending private
schools, public out-of-state schools, public school residential
facilities, or private special education facilities, removes the
requirement that transportation to and from home to a residential
school more than once each school term be subject to prior approval by
the State Superintendent of Education. Replaces certain provisions in
the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code concerning
State reimbursement to a school district with new provisions governing
payments for children requiring special education services. Effective
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
This proposal will cost $61.63 million in FY2000 and $230
million over a four-year phase-in period.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
Same as SBE fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the IDEA child count upon which the appropriation
for funding for children requiring special education services is based
shall be the IDEA child count on December 1 of the fiscal year 2 years
preceding (instead of the 2 preceding fiscal years). Makes a
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the funding program included in the educational
services block grant for children requiring special education services
in each fiscal year shall be treated in that fiscal year as a payment
to the school district in respect of services provided or costs
incurred in the prior fiscal year. Provides that nothing in the
provisions concerning block grant funding for a school district having
a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants shall change the nature of
payments for any program that, apart from those provisions, would be
or, prior to adoption or amendment of those provisions, was on the
basis of a payment in a fiscal year in respect of services provided or
costs incurred in the prior fiscal year. Provides that nothing in the
amendatory Act shall eliminate any reimbursement obligation owed as of
the effective date of the amendatory Act to a school district with in
excess of 500,000 inhabitants.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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