(105 ILCS 5/10-20.14)
(from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.14)
Student discipline policies; parent-teacher advisory
(a) To establish and maintain
a parent-teacher advisory committee to develop with the school board or governing body of a charter school
policy guidelines on pupil discipline, including school searches and bullying prevention as set forth in Section 27-23.7 of this Code. School authorities shall
furnish a copy of the
policy to the parents or guardian of each pupil within 15 days after
the beginning of the school year, or within 15 days after starting classes
for a pupil who transfers into the district during the school year, and the school board or governing body of a charter school shall
require that a school inform its pupils of the contents of the policy.
School boards and the governing bodies of charter schools, along with the parent-teacher advisory committee, must annually review their pupil discipline policies, the
implementation of those policies, and any other factors related to the safety
schools, pupils, and staff.
(a-5) On or before September 15, 2016, each elementary and secondary school and charter school shall, at a minimum, adopt pupil discipline policies that fulfill the requirements set forth in this Section, subsections (a) and (b) of Section 10-22.6 of this Code, Section 34-19 of this Code if applicable, and federal and State laws that provide special requirements for the discipline of students with disabilities.
(b) The parent-teacher advisory
committee in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies shall develop,
with the school board, policy guideline procedures to
and maintain a reciprocal reporting system between the school district and
local law enforcement agencies regarding criminal offenses committed by
students. School districts are encouraged to create memoranda of understanding with local law enforcement agencies that clearly define law enforcement's role in schools, in accordance with Section 10-22.6 of this Code.
(c) The parent-teacher advisory committee, in cooperation with school bus
personnel, shall develop, with the school board, policy guideline procedures to
establish and maintain school bus safety procedures. These procedures shall be
incorporated into the district's pupil discipline policy.
(d) The school board, in consultation with the parent-teacher
advisory committee and other community-based organizations, must include
provisions in the student discipline
policy to address students who have demonstrated behaviors that put them at
risk for aggressive behavior, including without limitation bullying, as
defined in the policy. These provisions must include
procedures for notifying parents or legal guardians and
early intervention procedures
based upon available community-based and district resources.
(Source: P.A. 99-456, eff. 9-15-16