Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Increases the compulsory school age from 16 to 17 years of age, with exceptions. Provides that certain provisions that apply to truant officers apply to the regional superintendent of schools or his or her designee in a school district that does not have a truant officer. Makes changes concerning the compliance procedure for persons who fail to send a child to school. Allows certain students to enroll in graduation incentives programs. Lists programs that qualify as graduation incentives programs. Provides for reimbursement and funding for programs.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Removes one of the requirements that a student enrolled in a graduation incentives program or alternative learning opportunities program must meet in order to be exempt from attending public school. Removes certain eligibility requirements for enrolling in a graduation incentives program.