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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
34-18.67 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/34-18.67 new)
Parental notification of student
(a) In this Section, "misconduct" means an incident that
involves offensive touching, a physical altercation, or the
use of violence.
(b) If a student commits an act or acts of misconduct
involving offensive touching, a physical altercation, or the
use of violence, the student's school shall provide written
notification of that misconduct to the parent or guardian of
(c) If a student makes a written statement to a school
employee relating to an act or acts of misconduct, whether the
student is engaging in the act or acts or is targeted by the
act or acts, the school shall provide the written statement to
the student's parent or guardian, upon request and in
accordance with federal and State laws and rules governing
school student records.
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(d) If the parent or guardian of a student involved in an
act or acts of misconduct, whether the student is engaging in
the act or acts or is targeted by the act or acts, requests a
synopsis of any statement made by the parent's or guardian's
child, the school shall provide any existing records
responsive to that request, in accordance with federal and
State laws and rules governing school student records.
(e) A school shall make reasonable attempts to provide a
copy of any disciplinary report resulting from an
investigation into a student's act or acts of misconduct to
the parent or guardian of the student receiving disciplinary
action, including any and all restorative justice measures,
within 2 school days after the completion of the report. The
disciplinary report shall include all of the following:
(1) A description of the student's act or acts of
misconduct that resulted in disciplinary action. The names
and any identifying information of any other student or
students involved must be redacted from or not included in
the report, in accordance with federal and State student
privacy laws and rules.
(2) A description of the disciplinary action, if any,
imposed on the parent's or guardian's child, including the
duration of the disciplinary action.
(3) The school's justification and rationale for the
disciplinary action imposed on the parent's or guardian's
child, including reference to the applicable student