State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Sonya M. Harper


105 ILCS 5/27-13.2  from Ch. 122, par. 27-13.2
105 ILCS 5/27-17  from Ch. 122, par. 27-17

    Amends the School Code. Provides that, in every public school maintaining any of grades kindergarten through 8, there shall be instruction, study, and discussion of effective methods for the prevention and avoidance of traffic injuries related to walking and bicycling. Provides that if a school board provides instruction on safety education under a provision in the Code, the instruction shall include pedestrian and bicycling safety.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
527-13.2 and 27-17 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/27-13.2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-13.2)
7    Sec. 27-13.2. Required instruction. In every public school
8there shall be instruction, study and discussion of effective
9methods by which pupils may recognize the danger of and avoid
10abduction, and in every public school maintaining any of grades
11kindergarten through 8 there shall be, for such grades,
12instruction, study, and discussion of effective methods for the
13prevention and avoidance of drug and substance abuse. In every
14public school maintaining any of grades kindergarten through 8,
15there shall be instruction, study, and discussion of effective
16methods for the prevention and avoidance of traffic injuries
17related to walking and bicycling. School boards may include
18such required instruction, study and discussion in the courses
19of study regularly taught in the public schools of their
20respective districts; provided, however, that such instruction
21shall be given each year to all pupils in grades kindergarten
22through 8. The State Superintendent of Education may prepare
23and make available to all public and non-public schools



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1instructional materials which may be used by such schools as
2guidelines for development of a program of instruction under
3this Section; provided, however, that each school board shall
4itself determine the minimum amount of instruction time which
5shall qualify as a program of instruction which will satisfy
6the requirements of this Section.
7    The State Superintendent of Education, in cooperation with
8the Department of Children and Family Services, shall prepare
9and disseminate to all public schools and non-public schools,
10information on instructional materials and programs about
11child sexual abuse which may be used by such schools for their
12own or community programs. Such information may also be
13disseminated by such schools to parents.
14    Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section,
15no pupil in any of grades kindergarten through 8 shall be
16required to take or participate in any class or course
17providing instruction in recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse
18if the parent or guardian of the pupil submits written
19objection thereto; and refusal to take or participate in such
20class or course after such written objection is made shall not
21be reason for failing, suspending or expelling such pupil. Each
22school board intending to offer any such class or course to
23pupils in any of grades kindergarten through 8 shall give not
24less than 5 days written notice to the parents or guardians of
25such pupils before commencing the class or course.
26(Source: P.A. 86-788.)



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1    (105 ILCS 5/27-17)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-17)
2    Sec. 27-17. Safety education. School boards of public
3schools and all boards in charge of educational institutions
4supported wholly or partially by the State may provide
5instruction in safety education in all grades and include such
6instruction in the courses of study regularly taught therein.
7    In this section "safety education" means and includes
8instruction in the following:
9        1. automobile, pedestrian, and bicycling safety,
10    including traffic regulations, highway safety, and the
11    consequences of alcohol consumption and the operation of a
12    motor vehicle;
13        2. safety in the home;
14        3. safety in connection with recreational activities;
15        4. safety in and around school buildings;
16        5. safety in connection with vocational work or
17    training;
18        6. cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for students
19    enrolled in grades 9 through 11; and
20        7. for students enrolled in grades 6 through 8,
21    cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and how to use an automated
22    external defibrillator by watching a training video on
23    those subjects.
24    Such boards may make suitable provisions in the schools and
25institutions under their jurisdiction for instruction in



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1safety education for not less than 16 hours during each school
3    The curriculum in all educator preparation programs
4approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board
5shall contain instruction in safety education for teachers that
6is appropriate to the grade level of the educator license. This
7instruction may be by specific courses in safety education or
8may be incorporated in existing subjects taught in the educator
9preparation program.
10(Source: P.A. 99-58, eff. 7-16-15.)