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HB3071eng 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
52-3.62, 27-9.1, and 27-9.2 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.62)  (from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.62)
7    Sec. 2-3.62. Educational service centers.
8    (a) A regional network of educational service centers
9shall be established by the State Board of Education to
10coordinate and combine existing services in a manner which is
11practical and efficient and to provide new services to schools
12as provided in this Section. Services to be made available by
13such centers shall include the planning, implementation and
14evaluation of:
15        (1) (blank);
16        (2) computer technology education;
17        (3) mathematics, science and reading resources for
18    teachers including continuing education, inservice
19    training and staff development.
20    The centers may provide training, technical assistance,
21coordination and planning in other program areas such as
22school improvement, school accountability, financial planning,
23consultation, and services, career guidance, early childhood

 

 

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1education, alcohol/drug education and prevention, family life -
2 sexual health sex education, electronic transmission of data
3from school districts to the State, alternative education and
4regional special education, and telecommunications systems
5that provide distance learning. Such telecommunications
6systems may be obtained through the Department of Central
7Management Services pursuant to Section 405-270 of the
8Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS
9405/405-270). The programs and services of educational service
10centers may be offered to private school teachers and private
11school students within each service center area provided
12public schools have already been afforded adequate access to
13such programs and services.
14    Upon the abolition of the office, removal from office,
15disqualification for office, resignation from office, or
16expiration of the current term of office of the regional
17superintendent of schools, whichever is earlier, the chief
18administrative officer of the centers serving that portion of
19a Class II county school unit outside of a city of 500,000 or
20more inhabitants shall have and exercise, in and with respect
21to each educational service region having a population of
222,000,000 or more inhabitants and in and with respect to each
23school district located in any such educational service
24region, all of the rights, powers, duties, and
25responsibilities theretofore vested by law in and exercised
26and performed by the regional superintendent of schools for

 

 

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1that area under the provisions of this Code or any other laws
2of this State.
3    The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules and
4regulations necessary to implement this Section. The rules
5shall include detailed standards which delineate the scope and
6specific content of programs to be provided by each
7Educational Service Center, as well as the specific planning,
8implementation and evaluation services to be provided by each
9Center relative to its programs. The Board shall also provide
10the standards by which it will evaluate the programs provided
11by each Center.
12    (b) Centers serving Class 1 county school units shall be
13governed by an 11-member board, 3 members of which shall be
14public school teachers nominated by the local bargaining
15representatives to the appropriate regional superintendent for
16appointment and no more than 3 members of which shall be from
17each of the following categories, including but not limited to
18superintendents, regional superintendents, school board
19members and a representative of an institution of higher
20education. The members of the board shall be appointed by the
21regional superintendents whose school districts are served by
22the educational service center. The composition of the board
23will reflect the revisions of this amendatory Act of 1989 as
24the terms of office of current members expire.
25    (c) The centers shall be of sufficient size and number to
26assure delivery of services to all local school districts in

 

 

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1the State.
2    (d) From monies appropriated for this program the State
3Board of Education shall provide grants paid from the Personal
4Property Tax Replacement Fund to qualifying Educational
5Service Centers applying for such grants in accordance with
6rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of
7Education to implement this Section.
8    (e) The governing authority of each of the 18 regional
9educational service centers shall appoint a family life -
10sexual health sex education advisory board consisting of 2
11parents, 2 teachers, 2 school administrators, 2 school board
12members, 2 health care professionals, one library system
13representative, and the director of the regional educational
14service center who shall serve as chairperson of the advisory
15board so appointed. Members of the family life - sexual health
16sex education advisory boards shall serve without
17compensation. Each of the advisory boards appointed pursuant
18to this subsection shall develop a plan for regional
19teacher-parent family life - sexual health sex education
20training sessions and shall file a written report of such plan
21with the governing board of their regional educational service
22center. The directors of each of the regional educational
23service centers shall thereupon meet, review each of the
24reports submitted by the advisory boards and combine those
25reports into a single written report which they shall file
26with the Citizens Council on School Problems prior to the end

 

 

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1of the regular school term of the 1987-1988 school year.
2    (f) The 14 educational service centers serving Class I
3county school units shall be disbanded on the first Monday of
4August, 1995, and their statutory responsibilities and
5programs shall be assumed by the regional offices of
6education, subject to rules and regulations developed by the
7State Board of Education. The regional superintendents of
8schools elected by the voters residing in all Class I counties
9shall serve as the chief administrators for these programs and
10services.
11(Source: P.A. 98-24, eff. 6-19-13; 98-647, eff. 6-13-14;
1299-30, eff. 7-10-15.)
 
13    (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.1)
14    Sec. 27-9.1. Sexual health Sex education.
15    (a) In this Section:
16    "Abstinence" means not engaging in oral, vaginal, or anal
17intercourse or genital skin-to-skin contact.
18    "Adapt" means to modify an evidence-based or
19evidence-informed program model for use with a particular
20demographic, ethnic, linguistic, or cultural group.
21    "Age appropriate" means suitable to particular ages or age
22groups of children and adolescents, based on the developing
23cognitive, emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the
24age or age group.
25    "Anatomy and physiology" means that information that

 

 

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1provides a foundation for understanding basic human
2functioning.
3    "Characteristics of effective programs" means the aspects
4of evidence-based programs, including the development,
5content, and implementation of such programs, that (i) have
6been shown to be effective in terms of increasing knowledge,
7clarifying values and attitudes, increasing skills, and
8impacting behavior and (ii) are widely recognized by leading
9medical and public health agencies to be effective in changing
10sexual behaviors that lead to sexually transmitted infections,
11including HIV, unintended pregnancy, and dating violence and
12sexual assault among young people.
13    "Comprehensive" means essential information in the
14National Sex Education Standards topic strands that includes,
15but is not limited to, content related to anatomy and
16physiology; healthy relationships; identity; personal safety;
17pregnancy and reproduction; puberty, growth, and adolescent
18development; and sexually transmitted infections, including
19HIV.
20    "Consent" means an affirmative, knowing, conscious,
21ongoing, and voluntary agreement to engage in interpersonal,
22physical, or sexual activity, which can be revoked at any
23point, including during the course of interpersonal, physical,
24or sexual activity.
25    "Culturally appropriate" means affirming culturally
26diverse individuals, families, and communities in an

 

 

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1inclusive, respectful, and effective manner, including
2materials and instruction that are inclusive of race,
3ethnicity, language, cultural background, religion, gender,
4gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexual
5behavior, and different abilities.
6    "Evidence-based program" means a program for which
7systematic, empirical research or evaluation has provided
8evidence of effectiveness.
9    "Evidence-informed program" means a program that uses the
10best available research and practice knowledge to guide
11program design and implementation.
12    "Healthy relationships" means that information that helps
13pupils learn how to identify healthy and unhealthy
14relationship behaviors and helps pupils develop the skills to
15navigate changing relationships among family, peers, and
16partners free from shame and stigma.
17    "Identity" means that information that addresses several
18fundamental aspects of people's understanding of how they
19identify their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or
20gender expression without stereotypes, shame, or stigma.
21    "Personal safety" means that information that helps pupils
22develop an awareness about and the skills and confidence to
23respond to discrimination, bullying, harassment, including
24sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, intimate
25partner violence, incest, rape, and sex trafficking and the
26role that schools play in creating learning environments that

 

 

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1promote personal safety.
2    "Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)" means medications
3approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and
4recommended by the United States Public Health Service or the
5federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for HIV
6pre-exposure prophylaxis and related pre-exposure prophylaxis
7services, including, but not limited to, HIV and sexually
8transmitted infection screening, treatment for sexually
9transmitted infections, medical monitoring, laboratory
10services, and sexual health counseling, to reduce the
11likelihood of HIV infection for individuals who are not living
12with HIV but are vulnerable to HIV exposure.
13    "Pregnancy and reproduction" means that information that
14addresses how pregnancy happens, informed decision-making to
15avoid unintended pregnancy through abstinence and
16contraception, prenatal practices and resources that support a
17healthy pregnancy; and information that helps pupils
18understand resources and laws related to pregnancy, adoption,
19abortion, and parenting.
20    "Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PeP)" means the medications
21that are recommended by the federal Centers for Disease
22Control and Prevention and other public health authorities to
23help prevent HIV infection after potential occupational or
24non-occupational HIV exposure.
25    "Puberty, growth, and adolescent development" means that
26information that addresses a pivotal milestone for every

 

 

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1person that has an impact on cognitive, emotional, physical,
2sexual, and social development.
3    "Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV" means
4that information that provides both content and skills for
5understanding scientifically accepted methods of how to
6prevent and avoid exposure to sexually transmitted infections
7(STIs), including HIV, through abstinence, condoms,
8vaccination, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and
9Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), including how they are
10transmitted, their signs, symptoms, and options for screening,
11testing, and treatment, and other medical care.
12    "Medically accurate" means verified or supported by the
13weight of research conducted in compliance with accepted
14scientific methods and published in peer-reviewed journals, if
15applicable, or comprising information recognized as accurate,
16objective, and complete.
17    "Unintended pregnancy" means a pregnancy that is unplanned
18or unwanted (that is, the pregnancy occurred when no children
19or no more children were desired or the pregnancy occurred
20earlier than desired).
21    (a-5) No pupil shall be required to take or participate in
22any class or course in comprehensive sexual health sex
23education if that pupil's his parent or guardian submits
24written objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate
25in such course or program shall not be reason for suspension or
26expulsion of such pupil. Each class or course in comprehensive

 

 

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1sex education offered in any of grades 6 through 12 shall
2include instruction on both abstinence and contraception for
3the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases,
4including HIV/AIDS. Nothing in this Section prohibits
5instruction in sanitation, hygiene or traditional courses in
6biology.
7    (b) (Blank). All public school classes that teach sex
8education and discuss sexual intercourse in grades 6 through
912 shall emphasize that abstinence from sexual intercourse is
10a responsible and positive decision and is the only protection
11that is 100% effective against unwanted teenage pregnancy,
12sexually transmitted diseases, and acquired immune deficiency
13syndrome (AIDS) when transmitted sexually.
14    (c) All classes that teach sexual health sex education and
15discuss sexual intercourse in grades 6 through 12 shall
16satisfy the following criteria:
17        (1) Course material and instruction shall be
18    culturally, developmentally, and age appropriate,
19    medically accurate, and comprehensive complete.
20        (1.5) Course material and instruction shall replicate
21    evidence-based or evidence-informed programs or
22    substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based
23    programs or evidence-informed programs or characteristics
24    of effective programs.
25        (1.10) On or before August 1, 2022, the State Board of
26    Education, in consultation with youth, parents, sexual

 

 

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1    health and interpersonal violence prevention experts,
2    health care providers, and advocates and education
3    practitioners, including, but not limited to,
4    administrators, regional superintendents of schools,
5    teachers, and school support personnel, shall develop and
6    adopt rigorous learning standards in the area of sexual
7    health education, which, at a minimum, must comply with
8    all of the National Sex Education Standards: Second
9    Edition as authored by the Future of Sex Education. As the
10    National Sex Education Standards are updated, the State
11    Board of Education shall update these learning standards.
12        (2) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
13    teach honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual
14    marriage.
15        (3) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
16    place substantial emphasis on both abstinence, including
17    abstinence until marriage, and contraception for the
18    prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
19    among youth and shall stress that abstinence is the
20    ensured method of avoiding unintended pregnancy, sexually
21    transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS.
22        (4) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
23    include a discussion of the possible emotional and
24    psychological consequences of preadolescent and adolescent
25    sexual intercourse and the consequences of unwanted
26    adolescent pregnancy.

 

 

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1        (5) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
2    stress that sexually transmitted diseases are serious
3    possible hazards of sexual intercourse. Pupils shall be
4    provided with statistics based on the latest medical
5    information citing the failure and success rates of
6    condoms in preventing AIDS and other sexually transmitted
7    diseases.
8        (6) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
9    advise pupils of the laws pertaining to their financial
10    responsibility to children born in and out of wedlock.
11        (7) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
12    advise pupils of the circumstances under which it is
13    unlawful for a person to have sexual relations with an
14    individual who is under the age of 17 and for a person who
15    is in a position of trust, authority, or supervision to
16    have sexual relations with an individual who is under the
17    age of 18 pursuant to Article 11 of the Criminal Code of
18    2012.
19        (8) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
20    teach pupils to not make unwanted physical and verbal
21    sexual advances and how to say no to unwanted sexual
22    advances. Pupils shall be taught that it is wrong to take
23    advantage of or to exploit another person. The material
24    and instruction shall also encourage youth to resist
25    negative peer pressure. The material and instruction shall
26    include discussion on what may be considered sexual

 

 

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1    harassment or sexual assault.
2        (9) (Blank).
3        (10) (Blank). Course material and instruction shall
4    teach pupils about the dangers associated with drug and
5    alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
6        (11) (Blank). Course material and instruction must
7    include an age-appropriate discussion on the meaning of
8    consent that includes discussion on recognizing all of the
9    following:
10            (A) That consent is a freely given agreement to
11        sexual activity.
12            (B) That consent to one particular sexual activity
13        does not constitute consent to other types of sexual
14        activities.
15            (C) That a person's lack of verbal or physical
16        resistance or submission resulting from the use or
17        threat of force does not constitute consent.
18            (D) That a person's manner of dress does not
19        constitute consent.
20            (E) That a person's consent to past sexual
21        activity does not constitute consent to future sexual
22        activity.
23            (F) That a person's consent to engage in sexual
24        activity with one person does not constitute consent
25        to engage in sexual activity with another person.
26            (G) That a person can withdraw consent at any

 

 

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1        time.
2            (H) That a person cannot consent to sexual
3        activity if that person is unable to understand the
4        nature of the activity or give knowing consent due to
5        certain circumstances that include, but are not
6        limited to, (i) the person is incapacitated due to the
7        use or influence of alcohol or drugs, (ii) the person
8        is asleep or unconscious, (iii) the person is a minor,
9        or (iv) the person is incapacitated due to a mental
10        disability.
11        (12) Course material and instruction shall include
12    information about State laws that apply to minor
13    confidentiality and minor consent, including exceptions.
14    If available, material and instructions shall include
15    local resources that include, but are not limited to, how
16    and where to access local resources; pupils' legal rights
17    to access local resources for sexual and reproductive
18    health care; parenting resources; substance abuse
19    treatment; mental health treatment; emergency medical
20    treatment for sexual assault; and resources for assistance
21    with sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner
22    violence, stalking, sex trafficking, and suicide
23    prevention. Local resources must be inclusive of gender
24    identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and
25    sexual behavior.
26        (13) Course material and instruction shall encourage

 

 

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1    pupils to communicate with their parents or guardians,
2    faith, health, and social service professionals, and other
3    trusted adults about sexuality and intimate relationships.
4        (14) Course material and instruction may not
5    deliberately withhold health-promoting or life-saving
6    information about sexuality-related topics, including
7    FDA-approved treatment and options.
8        (15) Course material and instruction may not be
9    medically inaccurate or include information that is
10    scientifically shown to be ineffective.
11        (16) Course material and instruction may not reflect
12    or promote bias against any person on the basis of the
13    person's race, ethnicity, language, cultural background,
14    religion, HIV status, gender, gender identity, gender
15    expression, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, or
16    ability.
17        (17) Course material and instruction may not be
18    insensitive and unresponsive to the needs of pupils based
19    on their status as pregnant or parenting, living with
20    STIs, including HIV, sexually active, asexual, or intersex
21    or based on their gender, gender identity, gender
22    expression, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, or
23    ability.
24        (18) Course material and instruction may not be
25    insensitive and unresponsive to the needs of survivors of
26    sexual abuse or assault.

 

 

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1        (19) Course material and instruction may not be
2    inconsistent with the ethical imperatives of medicine and
3    public health.
4        (20) Course material and instruction shall be
5    sensitive and responsive to the needs of pupils with an
6    intersex variation.
7    (d) An opportunity shall be afforded to individuals,
8including parents or guardians, to review examine the scope
9and sequence of instructional materials to be used in such
10class or course electronically or in person.
11    (e) The State Board of Education shall make available
12resource materials developed in consultation with
13stakeholders, with the cooperation and input of experts that
14provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate sexual health
15education and organizations and entities that promote
16comprehensive, culturally appropriate sexual health education
17policy. the agency that administers grant programs consistent
18with criteria (1) and (1.5) of subsection (c) of this Section,
19for educating children regarding sex education and may take
20into consideration the curriculum on this subject developed by
21other states, as well as any other curricular materials
22suggested by education experts and other groups that work on
23sex education issues. Materials may include, without
24limitation, model sexual health sex education resources
25curriculums and sexual health education programs. The State
26Board of Education shall make these resource materials

 

 

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1available on its Internet website, in a clearly identified and
2easily accessible place. School districts that do not
3currently provide sexual health sex education are not required
4to teach sexual health sex education. If a sex education class
5or course is offered in any of grades 6 through 12, the school
6district Schools may choose and adapt the culturally,
7developmentally, and age-appropriate, medically accurate,
8evidence-based or evidence-informed, and comprehensive sexual
9health complete sex education curriculum that meets the
10specific needs of its community.
11    (f) The State Board of Education shall, through existing
12reporting mechanisms, if available, direct each school
13district to identify, if instruction on sexual health
14education is provided, whether the instruction was provided by
15a teacher in the school, a consultant, or a community group;
16the number of pupils receiving instruction; the number of
17pupils excused from instruction; and the duration of
18instruction and shall report the results of this inquiry to
19the General Assembly annually for a period of 5 years
20beginning one year after the effective date of this amendatory
21Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
22(Source: P.A. 100-684, eff. 8-3-18; 101-579, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
23    (105 ILCS 5/27-9.2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.2)
24    Sec. 27-9.2. Family Life. If any school district provides
25courses of instruction designed to promote a wholesome and

 

 

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1comprehensive understanding of the emotional, psychological,
2physiological, hygienic and social responsibility aspects of
3family life, then such courses of instruction shall include
4the teaching of the alternatives to abortion, appropriate to
5the various grade levels; and whenever such courses of
6instruction are provided in any of grades 6 through 12, then
7such courses also shall include instruction on the prevention,
8transmission, screening, and treatment spread of HIV/AIDS
9AIDS. However, no pupil shall be required to take or
10participate in any family life class or course on HIV/AIDS
11AIDS instruction if the pupil's his parent or guardian submits
12written objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate
13in such course or program shall not be reason for suspension or
14expulsion of such pupil.
15    The State Superintendent of Education shall prepare and
16make available to local school districts courses of
17instruction designed to satisfy the requirements of this
18Section.
19    The State Superintendent of Education shall develop a
20procedure for evaluating and measuring the effectiveness of
21the family life courses of instruction in each local school
22district, including the setting of reasonable and equitable
23goals for improved sexual health outcomes, such as reduced
24instances and disparities of sexually transmitted infections
25(STI), including HIV, increased instances of STI screening and
26treatment, including for HIV, especially in community areas

 

 

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1with high STI, including HIV, diagnoses rates, and decreased
2instances and disparities of sexual assault and unintended
3pregnancy. reduced sexual activity, sexually transmitted
4diseases and premarital pregnancy. The goals shall be set by
5the beginning of the 1991-92 school year. The State
6Superintendent shall distribute a copy of the procedure to
7each local school district. Each local school district may
8develop additional procedures or methods for measuring the
9effectiveness of the family life courses of instruction within
10the district. Before the beginning of the 1993-94 school year,
11the State Superintendent shall collect and evaluate all
12relevant data to determine whether the goals are being
13achieved.
14(Source: P.A. 86-941.)
 
15    Section 10. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
16Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
17follows:
 
18    (105 ILCS 110/3)
19    Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
20program established under this Act shall include, but not be
21limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
22for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
23State: human ecology and health, human growth and development,
24the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic, and

 

 

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1social responsibilities of family life, culturally,
2developmentally, and age-appropriate, medically accurate, and
3evidence-based or evidence-informed information regarding
4including sexual abstinence until marriage, prevention and
5control of disease, including instruction in grades 6 through
612 on the prevention, transmission, and treatment of sexually
7transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS spread of AIDS,
8age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and
9prevention education in grades pre-kindergarten through 12,
10public and environmental health, consumer health, safety
11education and disaster survival, mental health and illness,
12personal health habits, alcohol and , drug use, and abuse,
13including the medical and legal ramifications of alcohol,
14drug, and tobacco use, abuse during pregnancy, evidence-based
15and medically accurate information regarding sexual
16abstinence, tobacco, nutrition, and dental health. The
17instruction on mental health and illness must evaluate the
18multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the relationship
19between physical and mental health so as to enhance student
20understanding, attitudes, and behaviors that promote health,
21well-being, and human dignity. The program shall also provide
22course material and instruction to advise pupils of the
23Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. The program shall
24include medically accurate information about cancer,
25including, without limitation, types of cancer, signs and
26symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and

 

 

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1detection, and information on where to go for help.
2Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the following
3areas may also be included as a basis for curricula in all
4elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic first
5aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary
6resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease,
7diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and
8suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12.
9Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to
10properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which
11training must be in accordance with standards of the American
12Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
13nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use
14an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a
15basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
16    The school board of each public elementary and secondary
17school in the State shall encourage all teachers and other
18school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
19knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer
20life-saving techniques, including, without limitation, the
21Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be
22in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
23American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
24certifying organization. A school board may use the services
25of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
26life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school

 

 

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1personnel in these techniques. Each school board is encouraged
2to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one
3person who is certified, by the American Red Cross or by
4another qualified certifying agency, as qualified to
5administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In
6addition, each school board is authorized to allocate
7appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to
8conduct training programs for teachers and other school
9personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
10to administer emergency first aid or cardiopulmonary
11resuscitation. School boards are urged to encourage their
12teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
13programs and other extracurricular school activities to
14acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills
15necessary to properly administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
16resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
17established by the American Red Cross or another qualified
18certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board
19of Education shall establish and administer a matching grant
20program to pay for half of the cost that a school district
21incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel
22who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer
23cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
24accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
25American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
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1automated external defibrillator. A school district that
2applies for a grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay
3half of the cost of the training for which matching grant money
4is sought. The State Board of Education shall award the grants
5on a first-come, first-serve basis.
6    No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any
7class or course on HIV/AIDS AIDS or family life instruction or
8to receive training on how to properly administer
9cardiopulmonary resuscitation or how to use an automated
10external defibrillator if the pupil's his or her parent or
11guardian submits written objection thereto, and refusal to
12take or participate in the course or program or the training
13shall not be reason for suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
14    Curricula developed under programs established in
15accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
16alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
17instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
18shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
19effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall
20be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
21Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
22and secondary schools in this State instructional materials
23and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
24the instruction into their existing curricula. In addition,
25school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula
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1support services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
2parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
3(Source: P.A. 101-305, eff. 1-1-20; revised 8-21-20.)
 
4    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
5becoming law.