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105 ILCS 5/2-3.182

    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.182)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-302)
    Sec. 2-3.182. Annual census of personnel holding school support personnel endorsements.
    (a) In this Section:
    "School support personnel endorsement" means an endorsement affixed to a Professional Educator License as referenced in subparagraph (G) of paragraph (2) of Section 21B-25 of this Code.
    "Special education joint agreement" means an entity formed pursuant to Section 10-22.31 of this Code.
    (b) No later than December 1, 2023 and each December 1st annually thereafter, the State Board of Education must make available on its website the following information for each school district as of October 1st of each year beginning in 2022:
        (1) The total number of personnel with a school
support personnel endorsement and, for each endorsement area:
            (A) those actively employed on a full-time basis
by the school district;
            (B) those actively employed on a part-time basis
by the school district; and
            (C) those actively employed by a special
education joint agreement providing services to students in the school district.
        (2) The total number of students enrolled in the
school district and, of that total, the number of students with an individualized education program or a plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
(Source: P.A. 102-302, eff. 1-1-22.)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-359)
    Sec. 2-3.182. School unused food sharing plan. School districts shall incorporate a food sharing plan for unused food into their local wellness policy under Section 2-3.139. The food sharing plan shall focus on needy students, with the plan being developed and supported jointly by the district's local health department. Participants in the child nutrition programs, the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) shall adhere to the provisions of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as well as accompanying guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Food Donation Program, to ensure that any leftover food items are properly donated in order to combat potential food insecurity in their communities. For the purpose of this Section, "properly" means in accordance with all federal regulations and State and local health and sanitation codes.
(Source: P.A. 102-359, eff. 8-13-21.)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-413)
    Sec. 2-3.182. Anaphylactic policy for school districts.
    (a) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall establish an anaphylactic policy for school districts setting forth guidelines and procedures to be followed both for the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis. The policy shall be developed after consultation with the advisory committee established pursuant to Section 5 of the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act. In establishing the policy required under this Section, the State Board shall consider existing requirements and current and best practices for schools regarding allergies and anaphylaxis. The State Board must also consider the voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies in schools issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
    (b) The anaphylactic policy established under subsection (a) shall include the following:
        (1) A procedure and treatment plan, including
emergency protocols and responsibilities for school nurses and other appropriate school personnel, for responding to anaphylaxis.
        (2) Requirements for a training course for
appropriate school personnel on preventing and responding to anaphylaxis.
        (3) A procedure and appropriate guidelines for the
development of an individualized emergency health care plan for children with a food or other allergy that could result in anaphylaxis.
        (4) A communication plan for intake and
dissemination of information provided by this State regarding children with a food or other allergy that could result in anaphylaxis, including a discussion of methods, treatments, and therapies to reduce the risk of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
        (5) Strategies for reducing the risk of exposure to
anaphylactic causative agents, including food and other allergens.
        (6) A communication plan for discussion with
children who have developed adequate verbal communication and comprehension skills and with the parents or guardians of all children about foods that are safe and unsafe and about strategies to avoid exposure to unsafe food.
    (c) At least once each calendar year, each school district shall send a notification to the parents or guardians of all children under the care of a school to make them aware of the anaphylactic policy. The notification shall include contact information for parents and guardians to engage further with the school to learn more about individualized aspects of the policy.
    (d) At least 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the anaphylactic policy established under subsection (a) shall be forwarded by the State Board to the school board of each school district in this State. Each school district shall implement or update, as appropriate, its anaphylactic policy in accordance with those developed by the State Board within 6 months after receiving the anaphylactic policy from the State Board.
    (e) The anaphylactic policy established under subsection (a) shall be reviewed and updated, if necessary, at least once every 3 years.
    (f) The State Board shall post the anaphylactic policy established under subsection (a) and resources regarding allergies and anaphylaxis on its website.
    (g) The State Board may adopt any rules necessary to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-413, eff. 8-20-21.)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-458)
    Sec. 2-3.182. State Education Equity Committee.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that this State has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings with diverse backgrounds and life experiences and by delivering the comprehensive support, programs, and educational opportunities children need to succeed.
    (b) The State Education Equity Committee is created within the State Board of Education to strive toward ensuring equity in education for all children from birth through grade 12.
    (c) The Committee shall consist of the State Superintendent of Education or the State Superintendent's designee, who shall serve as chairperson, and one member from each of the following organizations appointed by the State Superintendent:
        (1) At least 2 educators who each represent a
different statewide professional teachers' organization.
        (2) A professional teachers' organization located in
a city having a population exceeding 500,000.
        (3) A statewide association representing school
        (4) A statewide association representing regional
superintendents of schools.
        (5) A statewide association representing school board
        (6) A statewide association representing school
        (7) A school district serving a community with a
population of 500,000 or more.
        (8) A parent-led organization.
        (9) A student-led organization.
        (10) One community organization that works to foster
safe and healthy environments through advocacy for immigrant families and ensuring equitable opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.
        (11) An organization that works for economic,
educational, and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration, and innovation.
        (12) One statewide organization whose focus is to
narrow or close the achievement gap between students of color and their peers.
        (13) An organization that advocates for healthier
school environments in this State.
        (14) One statewide organization that advocates for
partnerships among schools, families, and the community, provides access to support, and removes barriers to learning and development, using schools as hubs.
        (15) One organization that advocates for the health
and safety of Illinois youth and families by providing capacity building services.
        (16) An organization dedicated to advocating for
public policies to prevent homelessness.
        (17) Other appropriate State agencies as determined
by the State Superintendent.
    Members appointed to the Committee must reflect, as much as possible, the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of this State.
    (d) Members appointed by the State Superintendent shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses, including travel, from funds appropriated to the State Board of Education for that purpose, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel control board.
    (e) The Committee shall meet at the call of the chairperson, but shall meet no less than 3 times a year.
    (f) The Committee shall recognize that, while progress has been made, much remains to be done to address systemic inequities and ensure each and every child is equipped to reach the child's fullest potential and shall:
        (1) guide its work through the principles of equity,
equality, collaboration, and community;
        (2) focus its work around the overarching goals of
student learning, learning conditions, and elevating educators, all underpinned by equity;
        (3) identify evidence-based practices or policies
around these goals to build on this State's progress of ensuring educational equity for all its students in all aspects of birth through grade 12 education; and
        (4) seek input and feedback on identified
evidence-based practices or policies from stakeholders, including, but not limited to, parents, students, and educators that reflect the rich diversity of Illinois students.
    (g) The Committee shall submit its recommendations to the General Assembly and the State Board of Education no later than January 31, 2022. By no later December 15, 2023 and each year thereafter, the Committee shall report to the General Assembly and the State Board of Education about the additional progress that has been made to achieve educational equity.
(Source: P.A. 102-458, eff. 8-20-21.)