TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER c: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 2405 SCHOOL DISTRICT #428
SECTION 2405.17 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 2405.17  Definitions

 

"Achievement test" means a nationally normed instrument, which has been approved by the Superintendent of School District #428, that measures an individual's educational grade level.

 

"Associate level courses" means academic and vocational courses that are approved by a college or university as meeting the requirements for an award of an Associate's Degree.

 

"Baccalaureate level courses" means academic and vocational courses that are approved by a college or university as meeting the requirements for an award of a Bachelor's Degree.

 

"Billable course work" means course work in which the committed person is enrolled or that begins on or after January 1, 1997 while incarcerated that is necessary for a degree.

 

"Chief Administrative Officer" means the highest ranking official of a Department youth center or Department of Corrections correctional facility.

 

"Degree" means an academic title awarded by a college or university upon the completion of an approved course of study.  Types of degrees awarded are associate's, bachelor's, etc.

 

"Department" means the Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

"Director" means the Director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

"Educational programs" means courses of academic and vocational instruction offered to persons committed to the Department or persons 21 or under who have not yet earned a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate committed to the Department of Corrections as approved by School District #428; or courses of academic and vocational instruction offered in the free community; or vocational work training programs offered by the Department or outside resources.

 

"Full-time student" means a committed person who is enrolled in an educational program that has classes that are normally scheduled to meet a minimum of 15 hours a week; or a committed person who is enrolled in college academics for a minimum of six credit hours per module or 12 credit hours per semester.

 

"Higher level courses" means academic courses that are approved by a college or university as meeting the requirements for an award of any degrees beyond the Bachelor's Degree.

 

"90 instructional day program" means a period of 90 days of remedial education, excluding days of absence or days in which no instruction was offered.

 

"Instructional day" means a day in which instruction is provided.

 

"Sexually dangerous person" means any person as defined in Section 1.01 of the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act [725 ILCS 205/1.01].

 

"Superintendent" means the Superintendent of the Department of Juvenile Justice School District #428.

 

"Technical violator" means a committed person who has been returned to a Department facility due to a violation of the conditions of his or her parole, aftercare release, or mandatory supervised release, but does not include a committed person who has been convicted of a new offense.

 

"Working days" means Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.