Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code and the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Revises language to make certain actions permissible rather than mandatory with respect to truancy. Eliminates the requirement that the Chicago Board of Education establish an Office of Chronic Truant Adjudication. Instead, requires the chief executive officer or the chief executive officer's designee to implement a socio-emotional focused attendance approach that targets the underlying causes of chronic truancy. Makes changes concerning the Chicago school district's truancy intervention services for a pupil and the pupil's parent or guardian. Makes other changes, including changes concerning penalties.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Restores current law with respect to the provisions concerning a truant officer's determination as to compliance. Instead, provides that those provisions do not apply to the Chicago school district.