Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that beginning July 1, 2018, every school district, charter school, or alternative school or any school receiving public funds shall collect and review its chronic absence data and determine what systems of support and resources are needed to engage chronically absent students and their families to encourage the habit of daily attendance and promote success. Provides that school districts, charter schools, or alternative schools or any school receiving public funds shall provide a system of support to students who are at risk of reaching or exceeding chronic absence levels with strategies such as those available through the Illinois Multi-tiered Systems of Support Network. Requires schools to make resources available to support and engage students. Makes conforming changes.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that certain schools are encouraged to (rather than shall) provide a system of support to students who are at risk of reaching or exceeding chronic absence levels. Provides that schools are additionally encouraged to (rather than shall) make certain resources available to families to support and engage students and their families.