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SCHOOLS105 ILCS 5/27-22.10
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.
(105 ILCS 5/27-22.10)
Course credit for high school diploma.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the school board of a school district that maintains any of grades 9 through 12 is authorized to adopt a policy under which a student enrolled in grade 7 or 8 who is enrolled in the unit school district or would be enrolled in the high school district upon completion of elementary school, whichever is applicable, may enroll in a course required under Section 27-22 of this Code, provided that the course is offered by the high school that the student would attend, and (i) the student participates in the course at the location of the high school, and the elementary student's enrollment in the course would not prevent a high school student from being able to enroll, or (ii) the student participates in the course where the student attends school as long as the course is taught by a teacher who holds a professional educator license issued under Article 21B of this Code and endorsed for the grade level and content area of the course.
(b) A school board that adopts a policy pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section must grant academic credit to an elementary school student who successfully completes the high school course, and that credit shall satisfy the requirements of Section 27-22 of this Code for that course.
(c) A school board must award high school course credit to a student transferring to its school district for any course that the student successfully completed pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section, unless evidence about the course's rigor and content shows that it does not address the relevant Illinois Learning Standard at the level appropriate for the high school grade during which the course is usually taken, and that credit shall satisfy the requirements of Section 27-22 of this Code for that course.
(d) A student's grade in any course successfully completed under this Section must be included in his or her grade point average in accordance with the school board's policy for making that calculation.
(Source: P.A. 99-189, eff. 7-30-15.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23
(105 ILCS 5/27-23)
(Source: P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09. Repealed by P.A. 96-734, eff. 8-25-09.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.1
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-23.1)
School districts may provide
instruction in parenting education for grades 6 through 12 and include such
instruction in the courses of study regularly taught therein.
School districts may give regular school credit for satisfactory completion
by the student of such courses.
As used in this section, "parenting education" means and includes
instruction in the following:
(1) Child growth and development, including prenatal development.
(2) Childbirth and child care.
(3) Family structure, function and management.
(4) Prenatal and postnatal care for mothers and infants.
(5) Prevention of child abuse.
(6) The physical, mental, emotional, social, economic and psychological
aspects of interpersonal and family relationships.
(7) Parenting skill development.
The State Board of Education shall assist those districts offering
parenting education instruction, upon request, in developing instructional
materials, training teachers, and establishing appropriate time allotments
for each of the areas included in such instruction.
School districts may offer parenting education courses during that period
of the day which is not part of the regular school day. Residents of
the school district may enroll in such courses. The school board may
establish fees and collect such charges as may be necessary for attendance
at such courses in an amount not to exceed the per capita cost of the
operation thereof, except that the board may waive all or part of such
charges if it determines that the individual is indigent or that the
educational needs of the individual requires his or her attendance at such courses.
(Source: P.A. 84-534.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.2
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.2)
(Source: P.A. 86-650. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.3
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-23.3)
Education in steroid abuse prevention.
shall provide instruction in relation to the prevention of abuse of
anabolic steroids in grades 7 through 12 and shall include such instruction
in science, health, drug abuse, physical education or other appropriate
courses of study. School districts shall also provide this instruction to students who participate in interscholastic athletic programs. The instruction shall emphasize that the use of
anabolic steroids presents a serious health hazard to persons who use
steroids to enhance athletic performance or physical development. The
State Board of Education may assist in the development of instructional
materials and teacher training in relation to steroid abuse prevention.
(Source: P.A. 94-14, eff. 1-1-06.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.4
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.4)
Violence prevention and conflict resolution education.
School districts shall provide instruction in violence prevention and conflict
resolution education for grades kindergarten through 12 and may include such instruction
the courses of study regularly taught therein. School districts may give
regular school credit for satisfactory completion by the student of such
As used in this Section, "violence prevention and conflict resolution
education" means and includes instruction in the following:
(1) The consequences of violent behavior.
(2) The causes of violent reactions to conflict.
(3) Nonviolent conflict resolution techniques.
(4) The relationship between drugs, alcohol and
The State Board of Education shall prepare and make available to all school
boards instructional materials that may be used as guidelines for development
of a violence
prevention program under this Section, provided that each school board
shall determine the appropriate curriculum for satisfying the requirements of
this Section. The State
Board of Education shall assist in training teachers to provide effective
instruction in the violence prevention curriculum.
The State Board of Education and local school boards shall not be required
to implement the provisions of this Section unless grants of funds are made
available and are received after July 1, 1993 from private sources or from the
federal government in amounts sufficient to enable the State Board and local
school boards to meet the requirements of this Section. Any funds received
by the State or a local educational agency pursuant to the federal Safe and
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994 shall first be applied or
appropriated to meet the requirements and implement the provisions of this
(Source: P.A. 97-87, eff. 7-8-11.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.5
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.5)
Organ/tissue and blood donor and transplantation programs.
school district that maintains grades 9 and 10 may include in its curriculum
and teach to the students of either such grade one unit of instruction on
organ/tissue and blood donor and transplantation programs. No student
shall be required
take or participate in instruction on
organ/tissue and blood donor and transplantation programs if a parent or
written objection thereto on constitutional grounds, and refusal to take or
participate in such instruction on those grounds shall not be reason for
suspension or expulsion of a student or result in any academic penalty.
The regional superintendent of schools in which a school district that
maintains grades 9 and 10 is located shall obtain and distribute to each
school that maintains grades 9 and 10 in his or her district
information and data, including
instructional materials provided at no cost by America's Blood Centers, the
Red Cross, and Gift of Hope,
that may be used by the
school in developing a unit of instruction under this Section.
school board shall determine the minimum amount of instructional time that
shall qualify as a unit of instruction satisfying the requirements of this
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.6
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.6)
(a) The General Assembly finds that there is a significant increase in
the schools and that much of that violence is the result of intergroup
General Assembly further finds that anti-bias education and intergroup conflict
are effective methods for preventing violence and lessening tensions in the
schools and that these methods are most effective when they are respectful of
individuals and their divergent viewpoints and religious beliefs, which
are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
(b) Beginning with the 2002-2003 school year, public elementary and
schools may incorporate activities to address intergroup conflict, with the
improving intergroup relations on and beyond the school campus, defusing
tensions, and promoting peaceful resolution of conflict.
The activities must be respectful of individuals and their divergent
religious beliefs, which are protected by the First Amendment
to the Constitution of the United States.
Such activities may
include, but not be limited to,
instruction and teacher training programs.
(c) A school board that adopts a policy to incorporate activities to address
intergroup conflict as authorized under subsection (b) of this Section shall
make information available to the public
that describes the manner in which the board has implemented the
authority granted to it in this Section. The means for disseminating this
information (i) shall include posting the information on the school
district's Internet web site, if any, and making the information available,
upon request, in district offices, and (ii) may include without limitation
incorporating the information in a student handbook and including the
information in a district newsletter.
(Source: P.A. 92-763, eff. 8-6-02.)