Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish a State goal that all school districts have a wellness policy that is consistent with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Requires the Department of Public Health and the State Board to form an interagency working group to publish model wellness policies and sample programs. Requires the State Board to establish a pilot project to implement model wellness policies. Creates the School Wellness Policy Taskforce to identify barriers to implementing wellness policies, recommend how to reduce those barriers, recommend statewide school nutrition standards, and evaluate the effectiveness of wellness policies. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Removes a provision concerning sample programs. Removes a provision concerning a pilot project. Adds a member representing the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to the taskforce. Provides that the taskforce's evaluation of the effectiveness of school wellness policies shall review a sample size of 5 to 10 school districts. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 3 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as amended by House Amendment No. 1, with the following changes. Adds the Department of Human Services to the interagency working group that is required to be formed to publish model wellness policies and recommendations. Makes changes concerning membership on the taskforce. Provides that nothing in the provisions may be construed as a curricular mandate on any school district. Effective immediately.