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HB0224 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB0224

 

Introduced 1/22/2021, by Rep. Thaddeus Jones

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
105 ILCS 5/2-3.61a

    Amends the School Code. With regard to the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program, provides that for Fiscal Year 2022 only, the State Board of Education must award grants to eligible applicants under the Program to establish 50 after-school programs in 50 disadvantaged communities where the household income is greater than 95% of the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
52-3.61a as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.61a)
7    Sec. 2-3.61a. 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
8Program.
9    (a) The State Board of Education shall be the designated
10agency responsible for the administration of programs under
11Part I of Subchapter X of Chapter 70 of the federal Elementary
12and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
13    (b) The State Board of Education shall establish and
14implement a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
15Program, in accordance with federal guidelines, to provide
16grants to support whole child-focused after-school programs
17that are aligned with the regular academic programs of a
18school and the academic needs of students. These grants shall
19be used to help those students who attend high-poverty,
20low-performing schools meet State and local performance
21standards in core academic subjects and, if applicable,
22increase school day attendance and improve social-emotional
23skills and to offer opportunities for families of

 

 

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1participating students to have meaningful engagement in their
2children's education that are linked to learning and healthy
3development outcomes. If appropriate, external stakeholder
4feedback shall be gathered and used to inform the grant
5application.
6    The State Board of Education shall award grants to
7eligible applicants that are of sufficient size and scope to
8implement effective after-school programs, to ensure
9reasonable success of achieving the goals identified in the
10grant application, and to offer those activities that are
11necessary to achieve these goals and performance indicators
12and measures with a direct link to student achievement.
13    For Fiscal Year 2022 only, the State Board of Education
14must award grants to eligible applicants under this Section to
15establish 50 after-school programs in 50 disadvantaged
16communities where the household income is greater than 95% of
17the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal
18Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
19under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).
20    (c) Using State funds, subject to appropriation, and any
21federal funds received for this purpose, the State Board of
22Education may establish any other grant programs that are
23necessary to establish high-quality, academically based,
24after-school programs that include family-centered education
25activities.
26    (d) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules

 

 

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1necessary to implement this Section.
2(Source: P.A. 100-1046, eff. 8-23-18.)
 
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.