Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board shall require its schools to connect at-risk students in need of behavioral health support and all students with an individualized education program to either community-based or in-school behavioral health support. If the school board requires in-school support to be provided, such support does not have to be implemented until the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Provides that, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, a school board shall require its schools to connect at-risk students in need of academic support to either community-based or in-school academic support; defines "at-risk student". Provides that each school district shall inform the parent or guardian of an at-risk student about the community-based or in-school academic support available in that school district or the community in which the school district is located. Effective immediately.