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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/10-23.3a

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.3a) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.3a)
    Sec. 10-23.3a. Conduct of business for vocational training.
    To independently operate or cooperate with existing companies in the operation of a business or businesses for the sole purpose of providing training for students in vocational education programs. Any proceeds from said operation shall be applied towards the costs of establishing and maintaining these businesses. Regarding businesses with which the school board cooperates in operating for vocational training purposes, the school board shall receive a semi-annual account from each cooperating company of all costs and proceeds attributable to the student business-training program. Should the proceeds ever exceed the establishment and maintenance costs, then that excess shall only be directed toward expanding business-operation training in vocational education programs.
(Source: P.A. 77-664.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.4

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.4)
    Sec. 10-23.4. Purchase of school bus.
    To purchase, maintain, repair and operate school buses and by resolution of the board to enter into a contract for the purchase of buses to be paid for within three years of the date of the resolution or over such longer period of time as does not exceed the depreciable life of the vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 85-1389.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.4a

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.4a) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.4a)
    Sec. 10-23.4a. To enter into a lease for a period of not to exceed 5 years for such equipment and machinery as may be required for corporate purposes when authorized by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of the board of education.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2890.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.5

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.5) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.5)
    Sec. 10-23.5. Educational support personnel employees.
    (a) To employ such educational support personnel employees as it deems advisable and to define their employment duties; provided that residency within any school district shall not be considered in determining the employment or the compensation of any such employee, or whether to retain, promote, assign or transfer such employee. If an educational support personnel employee is removed or dismissed or the hours he or she works are reduced as a result of a decision of the school board (i) to decrease the number of educational support personnel employees employed by the board or (ii) to discontinue some particular type of educational support service, written notice shall be mailed to the employee and also given to the employee either by certified mail, return receipt requested, or personal delivery with receipt, at least 30 days before the employee is removed or dismissed or the hours he or she works are reduced, together with a statement of honorable dismissal and the reason therefor if applicable. However, if a reduction in hours is due to an unforeseen reduction in the student population, then the written notice must be mailed and given to the employee at least 5 days before the hours are reduced. The employee with the shorter length of continuing service with the district, within the respective category of position, shall be dismissed first unless an alternative method of determining the sequence of dismissal is established in a collective bargaining agreement or contract between the board and any exclusive bargaining agent and except that this provision shall not impair the operation of any affirmative action program in the district, regardless of whether it exists by operation of law or is conducted on a voluntary basis by the board. If the board has any vacancies for the following school term or within one calendar year from the beginning of the following school term, the positions thereby becoming available within a specific category of position shall be tendered to the employees so removed or dismissed from that category or any other category of position, so far as they are qualified to hold such positions. Each board shall, in consultation with any exclusive employee representative or bargaining agent, each year establish a list, categorized by positions, showing the length of continuing service of each full time educational support personnel employee who is qualified to hold any such positions, unless an alternative method of determining a sequence of dismissal is established as provided for in this Section, in which case a list shall be made in accordance with the alternative method. Copies of the list shall be distributed to the exclusive employee representative or bargaining agent on or before February 1 of each year. Where an educational support personnel employee is dismissed by the board as a result of a decrease in the number of employees or the discontinuance of the employee's job, the employee shall be paid all earned compensation on or before the next regular pay date following his or her last day of employment.
    The provisions of this amendatory Act of 1986 relating to residency within any school district shall not apply to cities having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants.
    (b) In the case of a new school district or districts formed in accordance with Article 11E of this Code, a school district or districts that annex all of the territory of one or more entire other school districts in accordance with Article 7 of this Code, or a school district receiving students from a deactivated school facility in accordance with Section 10-22.22b of this Code, the employment of educational support personnel in the new, annexing, or receiving school district immediately following the reorganization shall be governed by this subsection (b). Lists of the educational support personnel employed in the individual districts for the school year immediately prior to the effective date of the new district or districts, annexation, or deactivation shall be combined for the districts forming the new district or districts, for the annexed and annexing districts, or for the deactivating and receiving districts, as the case may be. The combined list shall be categorized by positions, showing the length of continuing service of each full-time educational support personnel employee who is qualified to hold any such position. If there are more full-time educational support personnel employees on the combined list than there are available positions in the new, annexing, or receiving school district, then the employing school board shall first remove or dismiss those educational support personnel employees with the shorter length of continuing service within the respective category of position, following the procedures outlined in subsection (a) of this Section. The employment and position of each educational support personnel employee on the combined list not so removed or dismissed shall be transferred to the new, annexing, or receiving school board, and the new, annexing, or receiving school board is subject to this Code with respect to any educational support personnel employee so transferred as if the educational support personnel employee had been the new, annexing, or receiving board's employee during the time the educational support personnel employee was actually employed by the school board of the district from which the employment and position were transferred.
    The changes made by Public Act 95-148 shall not apply to the formation of a new district or districts in accordance with Article 11E of this Code, the annexation of one or more entire districts in accordance with Article 7 of this Code, or the deactivation of a school facility in accordance with Section 10-22.22b of this Code effective on or before July 1, 2007.
(Source: P.A. 95-148, eff. 8-14-07; 95-396, eff. 8-23-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-998, eff. 7-2-10.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.6

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.6) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.6)
    Sec. 10-23.6. Sites out of district.
    A school district, including any special charter school district, having 100,000 or more inhabitants and maintaining grades 1 through 12 may acquire a school site in any other school district which does not maintain a recognized public high school, provided that such site lies within two miles of the boundaries of such school district, and may build, operate and maintain a school maintaining grades 9 through 12 upon any site so acquired, and for these purposes may borrow money and issue bonds as otherwise provided by law and charge and receive tuition for students attending said school from any other school district, to the same effect as if said school had been constructed within the boundaries of said school district.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.7

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.7) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.7)
    Sec. 10-23.7. Special Charter district - Adoption of Article 10. This Article may be adopted by the electors of any special charter school district, in the following manner:
    The board of such district may, and upon petition of 10% of the voters residing in such district, shall order submitted to the voters of such district the question whether Article 10 of the School Code shall be adopted at a regular scheduled election to be held in accordance with the general election law. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission to the electors.
    If the vote is favorable to the adoption of this Article, the transitional provisions of Section 10 of this Article shall apply as though the effective date of this Act were the day of such referendum.
    If the adoption of this Article is rejected, the proposition shall not be resubmitted within 22 months.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.8

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.8) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.8)
    Sec. 10-23.8. Superintendent contracts. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 and the expiration of contracts in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act, school districts may only employ a superintendent or, if authorized by law, a chief executive officer under either a contract for a period not exceeding one year or a performance-based contract for a period not exceeding 5 years.
    Performance-based contracts shall be linked to student performance and academic improvement within the schools of the districts. No performance-based contract shall be extended or rolled-over prior to its scheduled expiration unless all the performance and improvement goals contained in the contract have been met. Each performance-based contract shall include the goals and indicators of student performance and academic improvement determined and used by the local school board to measure the performance and effectiveness of the superintendent and such other information as the local school board may determine.
    By accepting the terms of a multi-year contract, the superintendent or chief executive officer waives all rights granted him or her under Sections 24-11 through 24-16 of this Act only for the term of the multi-year contract. Upon acceptance of a multi-year contract, the superintendent or chief executive officer shall not lose any previously acquired tenure credit with the district.
(Source: P.A. 99-846, eff. 6-1-17.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.8a

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.8a) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.8a)
    Sec. 10-23.8a. Principal, assistant principal, and other administrator contracts. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 and the expiration of contracts in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act, school districts may only employ principals, assistant principals, and other school administrators under either a contract for a period not to exceed one year or a performance-based contract for a period not to exceed 5 years, unless the provisions of Section 10-23.8b of this Code or subsection (e) of Section 24A-15 of this Code otherwise apply.
    Performance-based contracts shall be linked to student performance and academic improvement attributable to the responsibilities and duties of the principal, assistant principal, or administrator. No performance-based contract shall be extended or rolled-over prior to its scheduled expiration unless all the performance and improvement goals contained in the contract have been met. Each performance-based contract shall include the goals and indicators of student performance and academic improvement determined and used by the local school board to measure the performance and effectiveness of the principal, assistant principal, or other administrator and such other information as the local school board may determine.
    By accepting the terms of a multi-year contract, the principal, assistant principal, or administrator waives all rights granted him or her under Sections 24-11 through 24-16 of this Act only for the term of the multi-year contract. Upon acceptance of a multi-year contract, the principal, assistant principal, or administrator shall not lose any previously acquired tenure credit with the district.
(Source: P.A. 97-217, eff. 7-28-11.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.8b

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.8b) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.8b)
    Sec. 10-23.8b. Reclassification of principals and assistant principals. Upon non-renewal of a principal's or assistant principal's administrative contract, the principal or assistant principal shall be reclassified pursuant to this Section. No principal or assistant principal may be reclassified by demotion or reduction in rank from one position within a school district to another for which a lower salary is paid without written notice from the board of the proposed reclassification by April 1 of the year in which the contract expires.
    Within 10 days of the principal's or assistant principal's receipt of this notice, the school board shall provide the principal or assistant principal with a written statement of the facts regarding reclassification, and the principal or assistant principal may request and receive a private hearing with the board to discuss the reasons for the reclassification. If the principal or assistant principal is not satisfied with the results of the private hearing, he or she may, within 5 days thereafter, request and receive a public hearing on the reclassification. Any principal or assistant principal may be represented by counsel at a private or public hearing conducted under this Section.
    If the board decides to proceed with the reclassification, it shall give the principal or assistant principal written notice of its decision within 15 days of the private hearing or within 15 days of the public hearing held under this Section whichever is later. The decision of the board thereupon becomes final.
    Nothing in this Section prohibits a board from ordering lateral transfers of principals or assistant principals to positions of similar rank and equal salary.
    The changes made by Public Act 94-201 are declaratory of existing law.
(Source: P.A. 97-217, eff. 7-28-11.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.9

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.9)
    Sec. 10-23.9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-1508. Repealed by P.A. 94-1105, eff. 6-1-07.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.10

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.10) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.10)
    Sec. 10-23.10. (a) To sell or market any computer program developed by an employee of the school district, provided that such employee developed the computer program as a direct result of his or her duties with the school district or through the utilization of the school district resources or facilities. The employee who developed the computer program shall be entitled to share in the proceeds of such sale or marketing of the computer program. The distribution of such proceeds between the employee and the school district shall be as agreed upon by the employee and the school district, except that neither the employee nor the school district may receive more than 90% of such proceeds. The negotiation for an employee who is represented by an exclusive bargaining representative under Section 3-14.24 may be conducted by such bargaining representative at the employee's request.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section:
    (1) "Computer" means an internally programmed, general purpose digital device capable of automatically accepting data, processing data and supplying the results of the operation.
    (2) "Computer program" means a series of coded instructions or statements in a form acceptable to a computer, which causes the computer to process data in order to achieve a certain result.
    (3) "Proceeds" means profits derived from marketing or sale of a product after deducting the expenses of developing and marketing such product.
(Source: P.A. 83-797.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.11

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.11) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.11)
    Sec. 10-23.11. To accept payment for student fees and expenses through the use of credit cards and to negotiate and execute such contracts as may be necessary to accept such credit card payments.
    In this context, "credit card" means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, credit plate, charge plate or any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining money, goods, services or anything else of value on credit or in consideration of an undertaking or guaranty by the issuer of the payment of a check drawn by the cardholder.
(Source: P.A. 84-388.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.12

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.12) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-23.12)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-413 and 100-468)
    Sec. 10-23.12. To provide staff development for local school site personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten through 8, in the detection, reporting and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-413 and 100-468)
    Sec. 10-23.12. Child abuse and neglect; detection, reporting, and prevention.
    (a) To provide staff development for local school site personnel who work with pupils in grades kindergarten through 8 in the detection, reporting, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
    (b) The Department of Children and Family Services may, in cooperation with school officials, distribute appropriate materials in school buildings listing the toll-free telephone number established in Section 7.6 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, including methods of making a report under Section 7 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, to be displayed in a clearly visible location in each school building.
(Source: P.A. 100-413, eff. 1-1-18; 100-468, eff. 6-1-18.)

105 ILCS 5/10-23.13

    (105 ILCS 5/10-23.13)
    Sec. 10-23.13. Policies addressing sexual abuse. To adopt and implement a policy addressing sexual abuse of children that may include age-appropriate curriculum for students in pre-K through 5th grade; training for school personnel on child sexual abuse; educational information to parents or guardians provided in the school handbook on the warning signs of a child being abused, along with any needed assistance, referral, or resource information; available counseling and resources for students affected by sexual abuse; and emotional and educational support for a child of abuse to continue to be successful in school.
    Any policy adopted may address without limitation:
        (1) methods for increasing teacher, student, and
    
parent awareness of issues regarding sexual abuse of children, including knowledge of likely warning signs indicating that a child may be a victim of sexual abuse;
        (2) actions that a child who is a victim of sexual
    
abuse should take to obtain assistance and intervention; and
        (3) available counseling options for students
    
affected by sexual abuse.
    This Section may be referred to as Erin's Law.
(Source: P.A. 96-1524, eff. 2-14-11.)

105 ILCS 5/10-27.1A

    (105 ILCS 5/10-27.1A)
    Sec. 10-27.1A. Firearms in schools.
    (a) All school officials, including teachers, guidance counselors, and support staff, shall immediately notify the office of the principal in the event that they observe any person in possession of a firearm on school grounds; provided that taking such immediate action to notify the office of the principal would not immediately endanger the health, safety, or welfare of students who are under the direct supervision of the school official or the school official. If the health, safety, or welfare of students under the direct supervision of the school official or of the school official is immediately endangered, the school official shall notify the office of the principal as soon as the students under his or her supervision and he or she are no longer under immediate danger. A report is not required by this Section when the school official knows that the person in possession of the firearm is a law enforcement official engaged in the conduct of his or her official duties. Any school official acting in good faith who makes such a report under this Section shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred as a result of making the report. The identity of the school official making such report shall not be disclosed except as expressly and specifically authorized by law. Knowingly and willfully failing to comply with this Section is a petty offense. A second or subsequent offense is a Class C misdemeanor.
    (b) Upon receiving a report from any school official pursuant to this Section, or from any other person, the principal or his or her designee shall immediately notify a local law enforcement agency. If the person found to be in possession of a firearm on school grounds is a student, the principal or his or her designee shall also immediately notify that student's parent or guardian. Any principal or his or her designee acting in good faith who makes such reports under this Section shall have immunity from any civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result of making the reports. Knowingly and willfully failing to comply with this Section is a petty offense. A second or subsequent offense is a Class C misdemeanor. If the person found to be in possession of the firearm on school grounds is a minor, the law enforcement agency shall detain that minor until such time as the agency makes a determination pursuant to clause (a) of subsection (1) of Section 5-401 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, as to whether the agency reasonably believes that the minor is delinquent. If the law enforcement agency determines that probable cause exists to believe that the minor committed a violation of item (4) of subsection (a) of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012 while on school grounds, the agency shall detain the minor for processing pursuant to Section 5-407 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
    (c) On or after January 1, 1997, upon receipt of any written, electronic, or verbal report from any school personnel regarding a verified incident involving a firearm in a school or on school owned or leased property, including any conveyance owned, leased, or used by the school for the transport of students or school personnel, the superintendent or his or her designee shall report all such firearm-related incidents occurring in a school or on school property to the local law enforcement authorities immediately and to the Department of State Police in a form, manner, and frequency as prescribed by the Department of State Police.
    The State Board of Education shall receive an annual statistical compilation and related data associated with incidents involving firearms in schools from the Department of State Police. The State Board of Education shall compile this information by school district and make it available to the public.
    (d) As used in this Section, the term "firearm" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act.
    As used in this Section, the term "school" means any public or private elementary or secondary school.
    As used in this Section, the term "school grounds" includes the real property comprising any school, any conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by a school to transport students to or from school or a school-related activity, or any public way within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising any school.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

105 ILCS 5/10-27.1B

    (105 ILCS 5/10-27.1B)
    Sec. 10-27.1B. Reporting drug-related incidents in schools.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Drug" means "cannabis" as defined under subsection (a) of Section 3 of the Cannabis Control Act, "narcotic drug" as defined under subsection (aa) of Section 102 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or "methamphetamine" as defined under Section 10 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act.
    "School" means any public or private elementary or secondary school.
    (b) Upon receipt of any written, electronic, or verbal report from any school personnel regarding a verified incident involving drugs in a school or on school owned or leased property, including any conveyance owned, leased, or used by the school for the transport of students or school personnel, the superintendent or his or her designee, or other appropriate administrative officer for a private school, shall report all such drug-related incidents occurring in a school or on school property to the local law enforcement authorities immediately and to the Department of State Police in a form, manner, and frequency as prescribed by the Department of State Police.
    (c) The State Board of Education shall receive an annual statistical compilation and related data associated with drug-related incidents in schools from the Department of State Police. The State Board of Education shall compile this information by school district and make it available to the public.
(Source: P.A. 94-556, eff. 9-11-05.)

105 ILCS 5/10-28

    (105 ILCS 5/10-28)
    Sec. 10-28. Sharing information on school lunch applicants. A school board shall, whenever requested by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid), agree in writing with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (as the State agency that administers the State Medical Assistance Program as provided in Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act and the State Children's Health Insurance Program as provided in Title XXI of the federal Social Security Act) to share with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services information on applicants for free or reduced-price lunches. A school board shall, whenever requested by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Department of Public Aid), require each of its schools to agree in writing with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to share with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services information on applicants for free or reduced-price lunches. This sharing of information shall be for the sole purpose of helping the Department of Healthcare and Family Services identify and enroll children in the State Medical Assistance Program or the State Children's Health Insurance Program or both as allowed under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1758(b)(2)(C)(iii)(IV) and under the restrictions set forth in 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1758(b)(2)(C)(vi) and (vii).
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

105 ILCS 5/10-29

    (105 ILCS 5/10-29)
    Sec. 10-29. Remote educational programs.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "remote educational program" means an educational program delivered to students in the home or other location outside of a school building that meets all of the following criteria:
        (1) A student may participate in the program only
    
after the school district, pursuant to adopted school board policy, and a person authorized to enroll the student under Section 10-20.12b of this Code determine that a remote educational program will best serve the student's individual learning needs. The adopted school board policy shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
            (A) Criteria for determining that a remote
        
educational program will best serve a student's individual learning needs. The criteria must include consideration of, at a minimum, a student's prior attendance, disciplinary record, and academic history.
            (B) Any limitations on the number of students or
        
grade levels that may participate in a remote educational program.
            (C) A description of the process that the school
        
district will use to approve participation in the remote educational program. The process must include without limitation a requirement that, for any student who qualifies to receive services pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, the student's participation in a remote educational program receive prior approval from the student's individualized education program team.
            (D) A description of the process the school
        
district will use to develop and approve a written remote educational plan that meets the requirements of subdivision (5) of this subsection (a).
            (E) A description of the system the school
        
district will establish to calculate the number of clock hours a student is participating in instruction in accordance with the remote educational program.
            (F) A description of the process for renewing a
        
remote educational program at the expiration of its term.
            (G) Such other terms and provisions as the
        
school district deems necessary to provide for the establishment and delivery of a remote educational program.
        (2) The school district has determined that the
    
remote educational program's curriculum is aligned to State learning standards and that the program offers instruction and educational experiences consistent with those given to students at the same grade level in the district.
        (3) The remote educational program is delivered by
    
instructors that meet the following qualifications:
            (A) they are certificated under Article 21 of
        
this Code;
            (B) they meet applicable highly qualified
        
criteria under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and
            (C) they have responsibility for all of the
        
following elements of the program: planning instruction, diagnosing learning needs, prescribing content delivery through class activities, assessing learning, reporting outcomes to administrators and parents and guardians, and evaluating the effects of instruction.
        (4) During the period of time from and including the
    
opening date to the closing date of the regular school term of the school district established pursuant to Section 10-19 of this Code, participation in a remote educational program may be claimed for general State aid purposes under Section 18-8.05 of this Code or evidence-based funding purposes under Section 18-8.15 of this Code on any calendar day, notwithstanding whether the day is a day of pupil attendance or institute day on the school district's calendar or any other provision of law restricting instruction on that day. If the district holds year-round classes in some buildings, the district shall classify each student's participation in a remote educational program as either on a year-round or a non-year-round schedule for purposes of claiming general State aid or evidence-based funding. Outside of the regular school term of the district, the remote educational program may be offered as part of any summer school program authorized by this Code.
        (5) Each student participating in a remote
    
educational program must have a written remote educational plan that has been approved by the school district and a person authorized to enroll the student under Section 10-20.12b of this Code. The school district and a person authorized to enroll the student under Section 10-20.12b of this Code must approve any amendment to a remote educational plan. The remote educational plan must include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
            (A) Specific achievement goals for the student
        
aligned to State learning standards.
            (B) A description of all assessments that will be
        
used to measure student progress, which description shall indicate the assessments that will be administered at an attendance center within the school district.
            (C) A description of the progress reports that
        
will be provided to the school district and the person or persons authorized to enroll the student under Section 10-20.12b of this Code.
            (D) Expectations, processes, and schedules for
        
interaction between a teacher and student.
            (E) A description of the specific
        
responsibilities of the student's family and the school district with respect to equipment, materials, phone and Internet service, and any other requirements applicable to the home or other location outside of a school building necessary for the delivery of the remote educational program.
            (F) If applicable, a description of how the
        
remote educational program will be delivered in a manner consistent with the student's individualized education program required by Section 614(d) of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 or plan to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
            (G) A description of the procedures and
        
opportunities for participation in academic and extra-curricular activities and programs within the school district.
            (H) The identification of a parent, guardian, or
        
other responsible adult who will provide direct supervision of the program. The plan must include an acknowledgment by the parent, guardian, or other responsible adult that he or she may engage only in non-teaching duties not requiring instructional judgment or the evaluation of a student. The plan shall designate the parent, guardian, or other responsible adult as non-teaching personnel or volunteer personnel under subsection (a) of Section 10-22.34 of this Code.
            (I) The identification of a school district
        
administrator who will oversee the remote educational program on behalf of the school district and who may be contacted by the student's parents with respect to any issues or concerns with the program.
            (J) The term of the student's participation in
        
the remote educational program, which may not extend for longer than 12 months, unless the term is renewed by the district in accordance with subdivision (7) of this subsection (a).
            (K) A description of the specific location or
        
locations in which the program will be delivered. If the remote educational program is to be delivered to a student in any location other than the student's home, the plan must include a written determination by the school district that the location will provide a learning environment appropriate for the delivery of the program. The location or locations in which the program will be delivered shall be deemed a long distance teaching reception area under subsection (a) of Section 10-22.34 of this Code.
            (L) Certification by the school district that the
        
plan meets all other requirements of this Section.
        (6) Students participating in a remote educational
    
program must be enrolled in a school district attendance center pursuant to the school district's enrollment policy or policies. A student participating in a remote educational program must be tested as part of all assessments administered by the school district pursuant to Section 2-3.64a-5 of this Code at the attendance center in which the student is enrolled and in accordance with the attendance center's assessment policies and schedule. The student must be included within all accountability determinations for the school district and attendance center under State and federal law.
        (7) The term of a student's participation in a
    
remote educational program may not extend for longer than 12 months, unless the term is renewed by the school district. The district may only renew a student's participation in a remote educational program following an evaluation of the student's progress in the program, a determination that the student's continuation in the program will best serve the student's individual learning needs, and an amendment to the student's written remote educational plan addressing any changes for the upcoming term of the program.
    For purposes of this Section, a remote educational program does not include instruction delivered to students through an e-learning program approved under Section 10-20.56 of this Code.
    (b) A school district may, by resolution of its school board, establish a remote educational program.
    (c) Clock hours of instruction by students in a remote educational program meeting the requirements of this Section may be claimed by the school district and shall be counted as school work for general State aid purposes in accordance with and subject to the limitations of Section 18-8.05 of this Code or evidence-based funding purposes in accordance with and subject to the limitations of Section 18-8.15 of this Code.
    (d) The impact of remote educational programs on wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment of educational employees within the school district shall be subject to local collective bargaining agreements.
    (e) The use of a home or other location outside of a school building for a remote educational program shall not cause the home or other location to be deemed a public school facility.
    (f) A remote educational program may be used, but is not required, for instruction delivered to a student in the home or other location outside of a school building that is not claimed for general State aid purposes under Section 18-8.05 of this Code or evidence-based funding purposes under Section 18-8.15 of this Code.
    (g) School districts that, pursuant to this Section, adopt a policy for a remote educational program must submit to the State Board of Education a copy of the policy and any amendments thereto, as well as data on student participation in a format specified by the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education may perform or contract with an outside entity to perform an evaluation of remote educational programs in this State.
    (h) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules necessary to ensure compliance by remote educational programs with the requirements of this Section and other applicable legal requirements.
(Source: P.A. 99-193, eff. 7-30-15; 99-194, eff. 7-30-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)