Sen. Deanna Demuzio

Filed: 5/17/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2675, AS AMENDED, by
3 replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4 following:
5     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
6 18-12.5 as follows:
7     (105 ILCS 5/18-12.5 new)
8     Sec. 18-12.5. State aid claims during health emergencies.
9 After consultation with a local health department, if a school
10 district closes one or more recognized school buildings, but
11 not all buildings, during a public health emergency, as
12 determined by the State Board of Education in consultation with
13 the Illinois Department of Public Health, the district may
14 claim a full day of attendance for those days based on the
15 average of the 3 school days of attendance immediately
16 preceding the closure of the school building. Attendance for



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1 those days may be claimed only if the school building was
2 scheduled to be in operation on those days. The partial or no
3 day of attendance and the reasons thereof shall be certified,
4 as prescribed by the State Board of Education, within a month
5 after the closing by the school district superintendent to the
6 regional superintendent of schools for forwarding to the State
7 Superintendent of Education for approval.
8     This Section is applicable beginning April 1, 2009 and only
9 if a school district closes a building or buildings, but not
10 the entire district, which must be done in accordance with
11 Section 18-12 of this Code.
12     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
13 2009.".