(105 ILCS 10/8.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 50-8.1)
(a) No school may refuse to admit or enroll a student
because of that student's failure to present his student permanent or
temporary record from a school previously attended.
(b) When a new student applies for admission to a school and does not
present his school student record, such school may notify the school or
school district last attended by such student, requesting that the
student's school student record be copied and sent to it; such request
shall be honored within 10 days after it is received. Within
10 days after receiving a request from the Department of Children and
Family Services, the school district last attended by the student shall
send the student's school student record to the receiving school district.
(c) In the case of a transfer between school districts of a student
who is eligible for special education and related services, when the parent
or guardian of the student presents a copy of the student's then current
individualized education program (IEP) to the new school, the student shall
be placed in a special education program in accordance with that described
in the student's IEP.
(d) Out-of-state transfer students may use unofficial transcripts for admission to a school until official transcripts are obtained from his or her last school district, including children of military personnel that transfer into this State, subject to Section 32 of the Educational Opportunity for Military Children Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-216, eff. 1-1-12; 98-673, eff. 6-30-14.)