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(105 ILCS 5/34-18.53)
(Text of Section from P.A. 100-14)
Implicit bias training.
(a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
(1) implicit racial bias influences evaluations of
and behavior toward those who are the subject of the bias;
(2) understanding implicit racial bias is needed in
order to reduce that bias;
(3) marginalized students would benefit from having
access to educators who have worked to reduce their biases; and
(4) training that helps educators overcome implicit
racial bias has implication for classroom interactions, student evaluation, and classroom engagement; it also affects student academic self-concept.
(b) The board shall require in-service training for school personnel to include training to develop cultural competency, including understanding and reducing implicit racial bias.
(c) As used in this Section, "implicit racial bias" means a preference, positive or negative, for a racial or ethnic group that operates outside of awareness. This bias has 3 different components: affective, behavioral, and cognitive.
(Source: P.A. 100-14, eff. 7-1-17.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 100-29)
Breastfeeding accommodations for pupils.
(a) Each public school shall provide reasonable accommodations to a lactating pupil on a school campus to express breast milk, breastfeed an infant child, or address other needs related to breastfeeding. Reasonable accommodations under this Section include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Access to a private and secure room, other than a
restroom, to express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child.
(2) Permission to bring onto a school campus a breast
pump and any other equipment used to express breast milk.
(3) Access to a power source for a breast pump or any
other equipment used to express breast milk.
(4) Access to a place to store expressed breast milk
(b) A lactating pupil on a school campus must be provided a reasonable amount of time to accommodate her need to express breast milk or breastfeed an infant child.
(c) A public school shall provide the reasonable accommodations specified in subsections (a) and (b) of this Section only if there is at least one lactating pupil on the school campus.
(d) A public school may use an existing facility to meet the requirements specified in subsection (a) of this Section.
(e) A pupil may not incur an academic penalty as a result of her use, during the school day, of the reasonable accommodations specified in this Section and must be provided the opportunity to make up any work missed due to such use.
(f) In instances where a student files a complaint of noncompliance with the requirements of this Section, the public school shall implement the grievance procedure of 23 Ill. Adm. Code 200, including appeals procedures.
(Source: P.A. 100-29, eff. 1-1-18.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 100-133)
Dual enrollment and dual credit notification.
The board shall require the district's high schools to inform all 11th and 12th grade students of dual enrollment and dual credit opportunities at public community colleges for qualified students.
(Source: P.A. 100-133, eff. 1-1-18.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 100-163)
Availability of feminine hygiene products.
(a) The General Assembly finds the following:
(1) Feminine hygiene products are a health care
necessity and not an item that can be foregone or substituted easily.
(2) Access to feminine hygiene products is a serious
and ongoing need in this State.
(3) When students do not have access to affordable
feminine hygiene products, they may miss multiple days of school every month.
(4) When students have access to quality feminine
hygiene products, they are able to continue with their daily lives with minimal interruption.
(b) In this Section:
"Feminine hygiene products" means tampons and sanitary napkins for use in connection with the menstrual cycle.
"School building" means any facility (i) that is owned or leased by the school district or over which the board has care, custody, and control and (ii) in which there is a public school serving students in grades 6 through 12.
(c) The school district shall make feminine hygiene products available, at no cost to students, in the bathrooms of school buildings.
(Source: P.A. 100-163, eff. 1-1-18.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 100-204)
Booking stations on school grounds.
(a) There shall be no student booking station established or maintained on the grounds of any school.
(b) This prohibition shall be applied to student booking stations only, as defined in this Section. The prohibition does not prohibit or affect the establishment or maintenance of any place operated by or under the control of law enforcement personnel, school resource officers, or other security personnel that does not also qualify as a student booking station as defined in paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of this Section. The prohibition does not affect or limit the powers afforded law enforcement officers to perform their duties within schools as otherwise prescribed by law.
(c) When the underlying suspected or alleged criminal act is an act of violence, and isolation of a student or students is deemed necessary to the interest of public safety, and no other location is adequate for secure isolation of the student or students, offices as described in paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of this Section may be employed to detain students for a period no longer than that required to alleviate that threat to public safety.
(d) As used in this Section, "student booking station" means a building, office, room, or any indefinitely established space or site, mobile or fixed, which operates concurrently as:
(1) predominantly or regularly a place of operation
for a municipal police department, county sheriff department, or other law enforcement agency, or under the primary control thereof; and
(2) a site at which students are detained in
connection with criminal charges or allegations against those students, taken into custody, or engaged with law enforcement personnel in any process that creates a law enforcement record of that contact with law enforcement personnel or processes.
(Source: P.A. 100-204, eff. 8-18-17.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 100-356)
School social worker.
The board may employ school social workers who have graduated with a master's or higher degree in social work from an accredited graduate school of social work and have such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education and who hold a Professional Educator License with a school support personnel endorsement for school social work pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Only persons so licensed and endorsed may use the title "school social worker". A school social worker may provide individual and group services to the general student population and to students with disabilities pursuant to Article 14 of this Code and rules set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, adopted by the State Board of Education and may provide support and consultation to administrators, teachers, and other school personnel consistent with their professional qualifications and the provisions of this Code and other applicable laws. The school district may employ a sufficient number of school social workers to address the needs of their students and schools and may maintain the nationally recommended student-to-school social worker ratio of 250 to 1. A school social worker may not provide such services outside his or her employment to any student in the district or districts that employ the school social worker.
(Source: P.A. 100-356, eff. 8-25-17.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 100-505)
The school district may serve students produce grown and harvested by students in school-owned facilities utilizing hydroponics or aeroponics or in school-owned or community gardens if the soil and compost in which the produce is grown meets the standards adopted in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 830.503, if applicable, and the produce is served in accordance with the standards adopted in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 750.
(Source: P.A. 100-505, eff. 6-1-18.)