Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code to require the State Board of Education to prepare a parent resource guide to provide a centralized source of the assistance, support, advocacy, and resources available to the parent or guardian of a student who is or may be the victim of sexual abuse. Provides for up to 2 teachers institute days for child abuse prevention training and sexual harassment prevention training, and requires training for school personnel on child sexual abuse. Provides for professional development opportunities concerning the well-being of students. Adds provisions concerning sexual misconduct in schools, including requiring a school district to develop a code of conduct, an employment history review, and what a sex education class must teach. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to add certain acts to the offenses of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and grooming. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code to require the State Board of Education to develop and maintain a resource guide that provides guidance for pupils, parents or guardians, and teachers about sexual abuse response and prevention resources available in their community; sets forth requirements concerning the guide. Provides for educator professional development opportunities concerning training on the physical and mental health needs of students, student safety, educator ethics, professional conduct, and other topics. To prevent sexual misconduct with students, requires each school district, charter school, or nonpublic, nonsectarian elementary or secondary school to develop an employee code of professional conduct policy; sets forth requirements concerning the policy. Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Changes the definition of "abused child". Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 to add certain acts to the offenses of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and grooming. Varied effective date.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as engrossed, with the following changes. Requires the resource guide to be developed by July 1, 2023 (rather than July 1, 2022). Provides that the provisions concerning the resource guide and sexual misconduct in schools apply to a school district, charter school, or nonpublic school (rather than a school district, charter school, or nonpublic, nonsectarian elementary or secondary school). Makes a change concerning dating and meeting with students. Removes the amendatory provisions related to criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse in the Criminal Code of 2012. Adds the use of written communication to the offense of grooming. Changes the effective date to provide that the provisions amending the School Code and the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act are effective immediately.