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Full Text of HB2263  101st General Assembly




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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 Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act is
5amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 148/15)
7    Sec. 15. Postsecondary and career expectations. By no later
8than July 1, 2017, ISBE, ICCB, IBHE, and ISAC, in consultation
9with appropriate stakeholders, shall jointly adopt and
10publicize model postsecondary and career expectations for
11public school students in grades 8 through 12. The model
12postsecondary and career expectations shall define activities
13that school districts, parents, and community-based
14organizations should support students in completing and
15related knowledge students should possess by no later than the
16end of each grade level. The model postsecondary and career
17expectations must address the following categories:
18        (1) career exploration and development;
19        (2) postsecondary institution exploration,
20    preparation, and selection; and
21        (3) financial aid and financial literacy.
22    Beginning in grade 6, students should be introduced to the
23importance of developing and applying a work ethic in a variety



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1of contexts. This introduction may include such concepts and
2behaviors as professionalism, including, but not limited to,
3the importance of trustworthiness, integrity, initiative, and
4respecting authority; arriving on time and ready for work; and
5dressing appropriately for the nature and substance of the
7(Source: P.A. 99-674, eff. 7-29-16.)