Public Act 102-0195
HB1162 EnrolledLRB102 03178 CMG 13191 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 changing Section
27-13.2 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/27-13.2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-13.2)
    Sec. 27-13.2. Required instruction. In every public school
there shall be instruction, study, and discussion of effective
methods by which pupils may recognize the danger of and avoid
abduction, and in every public school maintaining any of
grades kindergarten through 8 there shall be, for such grades,
instruction, study, and discussion of effective methods for
the prevention and avoidance of drugs and the dangers of
opioid drug and substance abuse. School boards may include
such required instruction, study and discussion in the courses
of study regularly taught in the public schools of their
respective districts; provided, however, that such instruction
shall be given each year to all pupils in grades kindergarten
through 8. The State Superintendent of Education may prepare
and make available to all public and non-public schools
instructional materials which may be used by such schools as
guidelines for development of a program of instruction under
this Section; provided, however, that each school board shall
itself determine the minimum amount of instruction time which
shall qualify as a program of instruction which will satisfy
the requirements of this Section.
    The State Superintendent of Education, in cooperation with
the Department of Children and Family Services, shall prepare
and disseminate to all public schools and non-public schools,
information on instructional materials and programs about
child sexual abuse which may be used by such schools for their
own or community programs. Such information may also be
disseminated by such schools to parents.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section,
no pupil in any of grades kindergarten through 8 shall be
required to take or participate in any class or course
providing instruction in recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse
if the parent or guardian of the pupil submits written
objection thereto; and refusal to take or participate in such
class or course after such written objection is made shall not
be reason for failing, suspending or expelling such pupil.
Each school board intending to offer any such class or course
to pupils in any of grades kindergarten through 8 shall give
not less than 5 days written notice to the parents or guardians
of such pupils before commencing the class or course.
(Source: P.A. 86-788.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/30/2021