(105 ILCS 5/2-3.25)
(from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.25)
Standards for schools.
(a) To determine for all types of
schools conducted under this Act efficient and adequate standards for the
physical plant, heating, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, safety,
equipment and supplies, instruction and teaching, curriculum, library,
operation, maintenance, administration and supervision, and to issue,
refuse to issue or revoke certificates of recognition for schools or school
districts pursuant to standards established hereunder; to determine and
establish efficient and adequate standards for approval of credit for
courses given and conducted by schools outside of the regular school term.
(a-5) On or before July 1, 2021, the State Board of Education must adopt revised social science learning standards that are inclusive and reflective of all individuals in this country.
(b) Whenever it appears that a secondary or unit school district may
be unable to offer courses enabling students in grades 9 through 12 to meet
the minimum preparation and admission requirements for public colleges and
universities adopted by the Board of Higher Education, the State Board of
Education shall assist the district in reviewing and analyzing its existing
curriculum with particular reference to the educational needs of all pupils
of the district and the sufficiency of existing and future revenues and
payments available to the district for development of a curriculum which
will provide maximum educational opportunity to pupils of the district.
The review and analysis may consider achievement of this goal not only
through implementation of traditional classroom methods but also through
development of and participation in joint educational programs with other
school districts or institutions of higher education, or alternative
programs employing modern technological methods including but not limited
to the use of television, telephones, computers, radio and other electronic
(Source: P.A. 101-654, eff. 3-8-21.)