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Public Act 102-0966


 

Public Act 0966 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0966
 
HB5016 EnrolledLRB102 20092 RJT 34451 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 changing Section
13B-20.5 and by adding Section 34-18.78 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/13B-20.5)
    Sec. 13B-20.5. Eligible activities and services.
Alternative learning opportunities programs may include,
without limitation, evening high school, in-school tutoring
and mentoring programs, in-school suspension programs, high
school completion programs to assist high school dropouts in
completing their education, high school completion programs to
allow students eligible for remote learning under Section
34-18.78 to complete their education while incarcerated in an
institution or facility of the Department of Corrections,
support services, parental involvement programs, and programs
to develop, enhance, or extend the transition for students
transferring back to the regular school program, an adult
education program, or a post-secondary education program.
(Source: P.A. 92-42, eff. 1-1-02.)
 
    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.78 new)
    Sec. 34-18.78. Pilot program for remote learning for
students in the custody of the Department of Corrections. The
board may offer the option of remote learning to allow a
student who is in the custody of the Department of Corrections
to successfully complete the course requirements necessary to
graduate from high school and receive a high school diploma.
The school district may offer a remote learning option to a
student if the student:
        (1) is enrolled at Consuella B. York Alternative High
    School at the time the student is transferred to a
    Department of Corrections facility or institution or had
    been enrolled at Consuella B. York Alternative High School
    within the 6 months prior to being transferred to a
    Department of Corrections facility or institution; and
        (2) is within 2 school years of completing all of the
    course requirements necessary to graduate from high school
    and receive a high school diploma.
    The Department of Corrections educators and security staff
shall be involved in assisting and supervising students
participating in the pilot program. The Department of
Corrections shall negotiate with all bargaining units involved
to ensure that the implementation of the pilot program is
consistent with collective bargaining agreements.
    The school district may continue to offer the option of
remote learning to the student for up to one school year
following the student's release from the custody of the
Department of Corrections to allow the student to complete any
remaining course requirements necessary to graduate from high
school and receive a high school diploma.
    The establishment of the pilot program described in this
Section is contingent upon there being provided to the
Department of Corrections sufficient appropriations to
implement and administer the program.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/27/2022