Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code with respect to special education classes for children from orphanages, foster family homes, children's homes, or in-State housing units. In a provision that allows reimbursement for the costs of educating a disabled student who is placed residentially by a State agency or the courts for care or custody, welfare, medical or mental health treatment, rehabilitation, and protection, provides that it is the intent of that provision that school districts be reimbursed for the eligible costs of educating all students residentially placed by a State agency or the courts for any of the reasons listed whether such placement was made on, before, or after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. With respect to the preschool grant program administered by the State Board of Education, from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008, provides that appropriated funds shall be distributed to achieve a goal of "Preschool for All Children" for the benefit of all children whose families choose to participate in the program, with newly funded programs selected through a process giving first priority to qualified programs serving primarily at-risk children and second priority to qualified programs serving primarily children with a family income of less than 4 times certain poverty guidelines, and provides that at-risk children are those who because of their home and community environment are subject to such language, cultural, economic, and like disadvantages to cause them to have been determined to be at risk of academic failure (now and after June 30, 2008, appropriated funds must be distributed for the benefit of children who because of their home and community environment are subject to such language, cultural, economic, and like disadvantages that they have been determined to be at risk of academic failure). Makes changes concerning reporting certain information about the grant program to the General Assembly. Effective July 1, 2006.