(820 ILCS 147/15)
School conference and activity leave.
(a) An employer must grant an employee leave of up to a total of 8 hours
during any school year, and no more than 4 hours of which may be taken on
any given day, to attend school conferences, behavioral meetings, or academic meetings related
to the employee's child if the conference or meeting cannot be
scheduled during nonwork hours; however, no leave may be taken by an
employee of an employer that is subject to this Act unless the employee has
exhausted all accrued vacation leave, personal leave, compensatory leave and
any other leave that may be granted to the employee except sick leave and
disability leave. Before arranging attendance at the conference or activity,
the employee shall provide the employer with a written request for leave at
least 7 days in advance of the time the employee is required to utilize the
visitation right. In emergency situations, no more than 24 hours' notice
shall be required. The employee must consult with the employer to schedule
the leave so as not to disrupt unduly the operations of the employer.
(b) Nothing in this Act requires that the leave be paid.
(c) For regularly scheduled, nonemergency visitations, schools shall
make time available for visitation during both regular school hours and
(Source: P.A. 101-486, eff. 8-1-20