(105 ILCS 5/13B-45)
Days and hours of attendance.
An alternative learning
shall provide students with at least the minimum number of days of pupil
attendance required under Section 10-19 of this Code and the minimum number of
daily hours of school work required under Section 10-19.05 of this Code,
provided that the State Board may approve exceptions to these
requirements if the program meets all of the following conditions:
(1) The district plan submitted under Section
13B-25.15 of this Code establishes that a program providing the required minimum number of days of attendance or daily hours of school work would not serve the needs of the program's students.
(2) Each day of attendance shall provide no fewer
than 3 clock hours of school work, as defined under Section 10-19.05 of this Code.
(3) Each day of attendance that provides fewer than 5
clock hours of school work shall also provide supplementary services, including without limitation work-based learning, student assistance programs, counseling, case management, health and fitness programs, or life-skills or conflict resolution training, in order to provide a total daily program to the student of 5 clock hours. A program may claim evidence-based funding for up to 2 hours of the time each day that a student is receiving supplementary services.
(4) Each program shall provide no fewer than 174 days
of actual pupil attendance during the school term; however, approved evening programs that meet the requirements of Section 13B-45 of this Code may offer less than 174 days of actual pupil attendance during the school term.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17; 101-12, eff. 7-1-19.)