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Public Act 094-0937




Public Act 094-0937
SB2630 Enrolled LRB094 16369 NHT 51620 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-23.7 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/27-23.7 new)
    Sec. 27-23.7. Bullying prevention education.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that bullying has a negative
effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate
of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and
leads to other antisocial behavior. Bullying behavior has been
linked to other forms of antisocial behavior, such as
vandalism, shoplifting, skipping and dropping out of school,
fighting, using drugs and alcohol, sexual harassment, and
sexual violence.
    (b) In this Section, "bullying prevention" means and
includes instruction in all of the following:
        (1) Intimidation.
        (2) Student victimization.
        (3) Sexual harassment.
        (4) Sexual violence.
        (5) Strategies for student-centered problem solving
    regarding bullying.
    (c) Each school district may make suitable provisions for
instruction in bullying prevention in all grades and include
such instruction in the courses of study regularly taught
therein. A school board may collaborate with a community-based
agency providing specialized curricula in bullying prevention
whose ultimate outcome is to prevent sexual violence. The State
Board of Education may assist in the development of
instructional materials and teacher training in relation to
bullying prevention.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 6/26/2006