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Full Text of SB1918  95th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2007 and 2008


Introduced 1/16/2008, by Sen. Don Harmon


105 ILCS 5/1C-2

    Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning an early childhood education block grant.

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1     AN ACT concerning education.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
5 1C-2 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/1C-2)
7     Sec. 1C-2. Block grants.
8     (a) For fiscal year 1999, and and each fiscal year
9 thereafter, the State Board of Education shall award to school
10 districts block grants as described in subsections (b) and (c).
11 The State Board of Education may adopt rules and regulations
12 necessary to implement this Section. In accordance with Section
13 2-3.32, all state block grants are subject to an audit.
14 Therefore, block grant receipts and block grant expenditures
15 shall be recorded to the appropriate fund code.
16     (b) A Professional Development Block Grant shall be created
17 by combining the existing School Improvement Block Grant and
18 the REI Initiative. These funds shall be distributed to school
19 districts based on the number of full-time certified
20 instructional staff employed in the district.
21     (c) An Early Childhood Education Block Grant shall be
22 created by combining the following programs: Preschool
23 Education, Parental Training and Prevention Initiative. These



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1 funds shall be distributed to school districts and other
2 entities on a competitive basis. Eleven percent of this grant
3 shall be used to fund programs for children ages 0-3.
4 (Source: P.A. 93-396, eff. 7-29-03.)