(105 ILCS 5/2-3.89)
(from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.89)
Programs concerning services to at-risk children
and their families.
(a) The State Board of Education may provide grants to eligible entities, as defined by the State Board of Education, to establish
programs which offer coordinated services to at-risk infants and toddlers
and their families. Each program shall include a parent education
program relating to the development and nurturing of infants and toddlers
and case management services to coordinate existing services available in
the region served by the
program. These services shall be provided
through the implementation of an individual family service plan. Each
program will have a community involvement component to provide
coordination in the service system.
(b) The State Board of Education shall administer the programs through the grants to public school districts and other eligible entities. These grants must be used to supplement, not supplant, funds received from any other source. School districts and other eligible entities receiving grants pursuant to this Section shall conduct voluntary, intensive, research-based, and comprehensive prevention services, as defined by the State Board of Education, for expecting parents and families with children from birth to age 3 who are at-risk of academic failure. A public school district that receives a grant under this Section may subcontract with other eligible entities.
(c) The State Board of Education shall report to the General Assembly by July 1, 2006 and every 2 years thereafter, using the most current data available, on the status of programs funded under this Section, including without limitation characteristics of participants, services delivered, program models used, unmet needs, and results of the programs funded.
(Source: P.A. 96-734, eff. 8-25-09.)