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105 ILCS 5/13-44.3

    (105 ILCS 5/13-44.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 13-44.3)
    Sec. 13-44.3. In order to fully carry out the purpose of this Act, the School District through its Board or designated supervisory personnel, with the approval of the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice, may authorize field trips outside of the particular institution or facility where a school is established and may remove students therefrom or may with the approval of the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice transfer inmates and wards to other schools and other facilities where particular subject matter or facilities are more suited to or are needed to complete the inmates' or wards' education. The Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice may authorize an educational furlough for an inmate or ward to attend institutions of higher education, other schools, vocational or technical schools or enroll and attend classes in subjects not available within the School District, to be financed by the inmate or ward or any grant or scholarship which may be available, including school aid funds of any kind when approved by the Board and the Director of the Department.
    The Department of Juvenile Justice may extend the limits of the place of confinement of an inmate or ward under the above conditions and for the above purposes, to leave for the aforesaid reasons, the confines of such place, accompanied or unaccompanied, in the discretion of the Director of such Department by a custodial agent or educational personnel.
    The willful failure of an inmate or ward to remain within the extended limits of his or her confinement or to return within the time prescribed to the place of confinement designated by the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice in granting such extension or when ordered to return by the custodial personnel or the educational personnel or other departmental order shall be deemed an escape from the custody of such Department and punishable as provided in the Unified Code of Corrections as to the Department of Corrections inmates, and the applicable provision of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 shall apply to wards of the Department of Juvenile Justice who might abscond.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)