Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Removes the requirement that school districts file estimated reimbursement claims for costs of transitional bilingual education by certain dates and that the State Superintendent of Education transmit vouchers of the estimated claims to the Comptroller by certain dates. Effective July 1, 2005.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Provides that the indicators to determine adequate yearly progress for children with disabilities shall be based on their individualized education plans. Provides that placing a school or school district on academic early warning status for not meeting adequate yearly progress criteria for 2 consecutive annual calculations shall not begin until the 2005-2006 school year. Removes the requirement that the adequate yearly progress criteria be specified by the State Board of Education. Provides instead that the criteria must not be met in the same subgroup and in the same subject or in the school's or school district's participation rate, attendance rate, or graduation rate in order for the school or school district to be placed on academic early warning or watch status. Provides that a school or school district on academic early warning or watch status that meets adequate yearly progress criteria for one annual calculation (instead of 2 consecutive annual calculations) shall be considered as having met expectations and shall be removed from any status designation. Provides that these provisions are contingent upon the federal government not formally disapproving through the submission and review process for the Illinois Accountability Workbook. Effective immediately.