Full Text of HB2668 101st General Assembly
HB2668eng 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.176 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.176 new)
Child opportunity zone.
(a) In this Section, "child opportunity zone" means a
coordinated system of early childhood education, before-school
and after-school programs, summer school programs, health and
mental health services, family engagement initiatives, adult
education, workforce development training, or any combination
of such programs.
(b) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education,
in cooperation with regional superintendents of schools,
school districts, and other State and community agencies, shall
develop child opportunity zones as a means to deliver
comprehensive and coordinated social services in this State
that are related to specific community needs and that will
ultimately increase student performance in schools in the
community. A child opportunity zone must provide a means to
integrate education, health, and social services into schools
and link families to school and community resources. Activities
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to develop child opportunity zones may include, but are not
limited to, the award of grants to further the purposes set
forth in this Section. In addition to funds appropriated by the
General Assembly for this Section, the State Board may use
funds appropriated by the General Assembly for other grant
programs to implement this Section.
(c) On or before August 1, 2020, and on or before each
August 1 thereafter, the State Board must submit a report to
the General Assembly on the number of children and families
served by a child opportunity zone program and any other
outcome data for each program.
(d) The State Board shall adopt rules to implement this