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(20 ILCS 2405/10a)
Financial Participation of Students Attending the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired.
(a) General. The Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired are required to provide eligible students with disabilities with a free and appropriate public education as required by Article 14 of the Illinois School Code.
(b) Financial Participation. The Department shall promulgate rules concerning fees for activities or services at the schools with input from (i) the superintendent of each school and (ii) Directors of Special Education from selected Local Education Agencies who place students at the schools. Parents or guardians of students attending the Illinois School for the Deaf or the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired may be asked to financially participate in the following fees for services or activities provided at the schools:
(2) Books, labs, and supplies (fees may vary
depending on the classes in which a student participates).
(3) Athletic or extracurricular activities (students
participating in multiple activities will not be required to pay for more than 2 activities).
(4) Driver's education (if applicable).
(6) Yearbook (optional).
(7) Activities (trips or leisure activities not
associated with classroom curriculum).
(8) Other activities or services identified by the
Department, pursuant to rule.
Exceptions may be granted to parents or guardians who are unable to meet the financial participation obligations. The Department shall promulgate rules concerning requests for exception to the financial participation at the schools.
Any fees collected for activities or services identified in (1) through (8) under this subsection (b) shall be held locally by the school and used exclusively for the purpose for which the fee was assessed. A separate locally held fund shall be established by the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired for this purpose.
(Source: P.A. 97-74, eff. 6-30-11; 97-664, eff. 1-13-12.)