Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Dual Credit Quality Act. Provides that a community college district shall, upon the request of a school district within the jurisdiction of the community college district, enter into a partnership agreement with the school district to offer dual credit courses for students with intellectual disabilities. Provides that courses shall include, if appropriate, support outlined in the student's individualized education program and support provided under a significantly modified curriculum. Provides that within one year after the effective date of the amendatory Act, every community college district in this State shall create a plan outlining a partnership agreement with a school district to offer dual credit courses for students with intellectual disabilities; requires the plan to be updated every 3 years thereafter. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Dual Credit Quality Act. Within one year after the effective date of the amendatory Act, requires each community college district to develop a plan to offer dual credit courses to high school students with disabilities enrolled in school districts located within the jurisdiction of the community college district who have an individualized education program under the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code and who do not otherwise meet the academic criteria for dual credit course eligibility pursuant to the Act. Sets forth requirements concerning the plan. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code in provisions concerning transition services. Makes changes relating to the definition of terms. Provides that, as a component of transition planning, a school district shall provide a student with information about the school district's career and technical education (CTE) opportunities and postsecondary CTE opportunities; sets forth what the CTE information must include. Provides that a student in high school with an individualized education program may enroll in the school district's CTE program at any time if participation in a CTE program is consistent with the student's transition goals. Makes changes concerning the participants in the transition planning process. Amends the Dual Credit Quality Act. Requires a high school and community college partnership agreement to include the collaborative process and criteria by which a school district and a community college district shall work to ensure that individual students with disabilities have access to dual credit courses, provided that those students are able to meet the criteria for entry into a dual credit course; sets forth other requirements. Amends the Public Community College Act. Requires each community college district to provide access to higher education for students with disabilities. Encourages each community college to offer for-credit and non-credit courses as deemed appropriate for the individual student based on the student's abilities, interests, and postsecondary transition goals, with the appropriate individualized supplementary aids and accommodations. Strongly encourages each community college to have its disability services coordinator or the coordinator's representative participate either in person or remotely in meetings held by high schools within the community college district to provide information to the student's individualized education program team about the community college and the availability of courses and programs at the community college. Effective immediately.