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Public Act 101-0254


Public Act 0254 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0254
HB2265 EnrolledLRB101 04754 AXK 49763 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-3.10 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/27-3.10 new)
    Sec. 27-3.10. Elementary school civics course of study. In
addition to the instruction required to be provided under
Section 27-3 of this Code, every public elementary school shall
include in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum, beginning
with the 2020-2021 school year, at least one semester of civics
education, which shall help young people acquire and learn to
use the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them
to be competent and responsible citizens throughout their
lives. Civics education course content shall focus on
government institutions, the discussion of current and
societal issues, service learning, and simulations of the
democratic process. Civics education in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade
shall be in accordance with Illinois Learning Standards for
social science. Additionally, school districts may consult
with civics education stakeholders, deemed appropriate by the
State Board of Education, with regard to civics education
curriculum for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. School districts may
utilize private funding available for the purposes of offering
civics education.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,

Effective Date: 7/1/2020