Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code. Provides that the Illinois Purchased Care Review Board must accept amended student enrollment data from special education private therapeutic day schools that have specialized contractual agreements with a school district having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. Provides that the amended student enrollment data must be based on actual monthly enrollment days where a student placed by the school district was formally enrolled and began to receive services through the last date he or she was formally exited from the therapeutic day school. Provides that all enrolled days must be confined to the official beginning and end dates of the therapeutic day school's official calendar on file with the State Board of Education. Provides that a school district having a population of 500,000 or less inhabitants must be billed at the per diem rate approved by the Illinois Purchased Care Review Board based on days enrolled.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the School Code's construction.
Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 3 (IL State Board of Education)
SB 458 (H-AM 3)includes new requirements for the State Board of Education (Board) and school districts that will have a fiscal impact. This fiscal impact estimate only addresses known or
estimated costs for the Board and PreK-12 public school districts and not costs to other State
agencies or other entities impacted by the amendments. The Board is tasked with providing staff support to 3 new advisory conm1ittees and one
expanded advisory committee (KIDS Advisory Committee, Whole Child Task Force, and
Inclusive History Commission; Professional Review Panel), adopting new learning standards
(computer science and social science), overseeing the creation and/or expansion of programs
(Freedom Schools), and will provide technical assistance to districts in implementing new
mandates implemented, While existing staff will be able to take on some of the new work, new staff will likely be hired, The Board estimates that each additional staff member needed will cost $115,000 annually. To implement the requirements of these amendments, ISBE estimates needed an additional 3 staff for a total cost of $345,000. The legislation creates the Freedom Schools Grant Program which is subject to appropriation.
ISBE estimates this program would cost $85,000 for every 120 students enrolled (this estimate is based on the EBF Cost factor of 1 teacher for every 120 students for Extended Day Supports). The legislation includes new requirements for school districts including expanded accelerated
placement opportunities for students and new graduation and coursework requirements
(computer literacy, computer science, foreign language and laboratory science). Additionally,
once the Board completes adoption of new learning standards school districts will be required to implement these new standards. It is not known what these new requirements will cost school