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105 ILCS 5/14-17

    (105 ILCS 5/14-17)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-150)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2022)
    Sec. 14-17. High-Cost Special Education Funding Commission.
    (a) The High-Cost Special Education Funding Commission is created for the purpose of making recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly for an alternative funding structure in this State for high-cost special education students that is aligned to the principles of the evidence-based funding formula in Section 18-8.15 in which school districts furthest away from adequacy receive the greatest amount of funding.
    (b) The Commission shall consist of all of the following members:
        (1) One representative appointed by the Speaker of
    
the House of Representatives, who shall serve as co-chairperson.
        (2) One representative appointed by the Minority
    
Leader of the House of Representatives.
        (3) One senator appointed by the President of the
    
Senate, who shall serve as co-chairperson.
        (4) One senator appointed by the Minority Leader of
    
the Senate.
        (5) The State Superintendent of Education or a
    
designee.
        (6) The Director of the Governor's Office of
    
Management and Budget or a designee.
        (7) The Chairperson of the Advisory Council on the
    
Education of Children with Disabilities or a designee.
    Additionally, within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the State Superintendent of Education shall appoint all of the following individuals to the Commission:
        (A) One representative of a statewide association
    
that represents private special education schools.
        (B) One representative of a statewide association
    
that represents special education cooperatives.
        (C) One educator from a special education
    
cooperative, recommended by a statewide association that represents teachers.
        (D) One educator from a special education cooperative
    
that is not a member district of a special education cooperative, recommended by a different statewide association that represents teachers.
        (E) One educator or administrator from a nonpublic
    
special education school.
        (F) One representative of a statewide association
    
that represents school administrators.
        (G) One representative of a statewide association
    
that represents school business officials.
        (H) One representative of a statewide association
    
that represents private special education schools in rural school districts.
        (I) One representative from a residential program.
    Members appointed to the Commission must reflect the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of this State.
    (c) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses from funds appropriated to the State Board of Education for that purpose.
    (d) The State Board of Education shall provide administrative support to the Commission.
    (e) To ensure that high-quality services are provided to ensure equitable outcomes for high-cost special education students, the Commission shall do all the following:
        (1) Review the current system of funding high-cost
    
special education students in this State.
        (2) Review the needs of high-cost special education
    
students in this State and the associated costs to ensure high-quality services are provided to these students.
        (3) Review how other states fund high-cost special
    
education students.
        (4) If available, review other proposals and best
    
practices for funding high-cost special education students.
    (f) On or before November 30, 2021, the Commission shall report its recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly.
    (g) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2022.
(Source: P.A. 102-150, eff. 7-23-21.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-173)
    Sec. 14-17. COVID-19 recovery post-secondary transition recovery eligibility.
    (a) If a student with an individualized education program (IEP) reaches the age of 22 during the time in which the student's in-person instruction, services, or activities are suspended for a period of 3 months or more during the school year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the student is eligible for such services up to the end of the regular 2021-2022 school year.
    (b) This Section does not apply to any student who is no longer a resident of the school district that was responsible for the student's IEP at the time the student reached the student's 22nd birthday.
    (c) The IEP goals in effect when the student reached the student's 22nd birthday shall be resumed unless there is an agreement that the goals should be revised to appropriately meet the student's current transition needs.
    (d) If a student was in a private therapeutic day or residential program when the student reached the student's 22nd birthday, the school district is not required to resume that program for the student if the student has aged out of the program or the funding for supporting the student's placement in the facility is no longer available.
    (e) Within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, each school district shall provide notification of the availability of services under this Section to each student covered by this Section by regular mail sent to the last known address of the student or the student's parent or guardian.
(Source: P.A. 102-173, eff. 7-28-21.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 14A

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 14A heading)
ARTICLE 14A. GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN AND CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR ACCELERATED PLACEMENT
(Source: P.A. 100-421, eff. 7-1-18.)

105 ILCS 5/14A-5

    (105 ILCS 5/14A-5)
    Sec. 14A-5. Applicability. This Article applies beginning with the 2006-2007 school year.
(Source: P.A. 94-151, eff. 7-8-05; 94-410, eff. 8-2-05.)

105 ILCS 5/14A-10

    (105 ILCS 5/14A-10)
    Sec. 14A-10. Legislative findings. The General Assembly finds the following:
        (1) that gifted and talented children (i) exhibit
    
high performance capabilities in intellectual, creative, and artistic areas, (ii) possess an exceptional leadership potential, (iii) excel in specific academic fields, and (iv) have the potential to be influential in business, government, health care, the arts, and other critical sectors of our economic and cultural environment;
        (2) that gifted and talented children require
    
services and activities that are not ordinarily provided by schools;
        (3) that outstanding talents are present in children
    
and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor; and
        (4) that inequitable access to advanced coursework
    
and enrollment in accelerated placement programs exists between children enrolled in different school districts and even within the same school district and more must be done to eliminate the barriers to access to advanced coursework and enrollment in accelerated placement programs for all children.
(Source: P.A. 101-654, eff. 3-8-21.)

105 ILCS 5/14A-15

    (105 ILCS 5/14A-15)
    Sec. 14A-15. Purpose. The purpose of this Article is to provide encouragement, assistance, and guidance to school districts in the development and improvement of educational programs for gifted and talented children and children eligible for accelerated placement as defined in Sections 14A-20 and 14A-17 of this Code. School districts shall continue to have the authority and flexibility to design education programs for gifted and talented children in response to community needs, but these programs must comply with the requirements established in Section 14A-30 of this Code by no later than September 1, 2006 in order to merit approval by the State Board of Education in order to qualify for State funding for the education of gifted and talented children, should such funding become available.
(Source: P.A. 100-421, eff. 7-1-18.)

105 ILCS 5/14A-17

    (105 ILCS 5/14A-17)
    Sec. 14A-17. Accelerated placement. For purposes of this Article, "accelerated placement" means the placement of a child in an educational setting with curriculum that is usually reserved for children who are older or in higher grades than the child. "Accelerated placement" under this Article or other school district-adopted policies shall include, but need not be limited to, the following types of acceleration: early entrance to kindergarten or first grade, accelerating a child in a single subject, and grade acceleration.
(Source: P.A. 100-421, eff. 7-1-18.)