Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Filed: 4/12/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 238 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
51C-2 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/1C-2)
7    Sec. 1C-2. Block grants.
8    (a) For fiscal year 1999, and each fiscal year thereafter,
9the State Board of Education shall award to school districts
10block grants as described in subsection (c). The State Board of
11Education may adopt rules and regulations necessary to
12implement this Section. In accordance with Section 2-3.32, all
13state block grants are subject to an audit. Therefore, block
14grant receipts and block grant expenditures shall be recorded
15to the appropriate fund code.
16    (b) (Blank).



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1    (c) An Early Childhood Education Block Grant shall be
2created by combining the following programs: Preschool
3Education, Parental Training and Prevention Initiative. These
4funds shall be distributed to school districts and other
5entities on a competitive basis. Not less than 14% of the Early
6Childhood Education Block Grant allocation of funds this grant
7shall be used to fund programs for children ages 0-3, which
8percentage shall increase to at least 20% by Fiscal Year 2016.
9Beginning in Fiscal Year 2016, at least 25% of any additional
10Early Childhood Education Block Grant funding over and above
11the previous fiscal year's allocation shall be used to fund
12programs for children ages 0-3. Once the percentage of Early
13Childhood Education Block Grant funding allocated to programs
14for children ages 0-3 reaches 20% of the overall Early
15Childhood Education Block Grant allocation for a full fiscal
16year, thereafter in subsequent fiscal years the percentage of
17Early Childhood Education Block Grant funding allocated to
18programs for children ages 0-3 each fiscal year shall remain at
19least 20% of the overall Early Childhood Education Block Grant
20allocation. However, if, in a given fiscal year, the amount
21appropriated for the Early Childhood Education Block Grant is
22insufficient to increase the percentage of the grant to fund
23programs for children ages 0-3 without reducing the amount of
24the grant for existing providers of preschool education
25programs, then the percentage of the grant to fund programs for
26children ages 0-3 may be held steady instead of increased.



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1(Source: P.A. 98-645, eff. 7-1-14.)
2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.".