SCH CD-ORPHANGE TUITION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Changes the formula for determining the
tuition cost payment for children from orphanages and children's
homes. Provides for multiplying the number of those children in
average daily attendance by the product of 1.2 (now 1.0) times the
total annual per capita cost of administering the district's schools.
Adds provisions authorizing reimbursement of excess costs under
certain circumstances. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
Excess costs would require approximately $500,000 additional.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
No change from SBE fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/14-7.03 from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.03
105 ILCS 5/14-7.03a rep.
Changes the title and adds provisions that further amend the
School Code. Repeals a provision that authorizes a school district to
claim combined reimbursement for children with disabilities from
orphanages, children's homes, foster family homes, or State housing
units who must be placed in a nonpublic facility. Provides that the
nonpublic facility in which such children are placed must meet the
programmatic requirements applicable to such nonpublic facilities but
that the educational services are to be funded only in accordance with
the provisions relating to orphanages, children's homes, foster family
homes, and State housing units.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/14-3.01 from Ch. 122, par. 14-3.01
Further amends the School Code. Adds provisions revising the
membership and terms of members of the Advisory Council on Education
of Children with Disabilities. Also makes changes in the Council's
duties and responsibilities.
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (State Board of Education)
Increasing the orphanage reimbursement rate would generate an
additional $500,000 in excess costs. Eliminating the proration
loss which now occurs in the private tuition line item would
cost an additional $700,000. Increasing the size of the Council
would require approximately $15,000 additional in FY1999.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (SBE)
No change from SBE fiscal note, amended.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0644
Last action date: 98-07-24
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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