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Full Text of HB3814  103rd 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 Section
510-19.05 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-19.05)
7    Sec. 10-19.05. Daily pupil attendance calculation.
8    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, for a
9pupil of legal school age and in kindergarten or any of grades
101 through 12, a day of attendance shall be counted only for
11sessions of not less than 5 clock hours of school work per day
12under direct supervision of (i) teachers or (ii) non-teaching
13personnel or volunteer personnel when engaging in non-teaching
14duties and supervising in those instances specified in
15subsection (a) of Section 10-22.34 and paragraph 10 of Section
1634-18. Days of attendance by pupils through verified
17participation in an e-learning program adopted by a school
18board and verified by the regional office of education or
19intermediate service center for the school district under
20Section 10-20.56 of this Code shall be considered as full days
21of attendance under this Section.
22    (b) A pupil regularly enrolled in a public school for only
23a part of the school day may be counted on the basis of



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1one-sixth of a school day for every class hour of instruction
2of 40 minutes or more attended pursuant to such enrollment,
3unless a pupil is enrolled in a block-schedule format of 80
4minutes or more of instruction, in which case the pupil may be
5counted on the basis of the proportion of minutes of school
6work completed each day to the minimum number of minutes that
7school work is required to be held that day.
8    (c) A session of 4 or more clock hours may be counted as a
9day of attendance upon certification by the regional
10superintendent of schools and approval by the State
11Superintendent of Education to the extent that the district
12has been forced to use daily multiple sessions.
13    (d) A session of 3 or more clock hours may be counted as a
14day of attendance (1) when the remainder of the school day or
15at least 2 hours in the evening of that day is utilized for an
16in-service training program for teachers, up to a maximum of
1710 days per school year, provided that a district conducts an
18in-service training program for teachers in accordance with
19Section 10-22.39 of this Code, or, in lieu of 4 such days, 2
20full days may be used, in which event each such day may be
21counted as a day required for a legal school calendar pursuant
22to Section 10-19 of this Code; (2) when, of the 5 days allowed
23under item (1), a maximum of 4 days are used for parent-teacher
24conferences, or, in lieu of 4 such days, 2 full days are used,
25in which case each such day may be counted as a calendar day
26required under Section 10-19 of this Code, provided that the



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1full-day, parent-teacher conference consists of (i) a minimum
2of 5 clock hours of parent-teacher conferences, (ii) both a
3minimum of 2 clock hours of parent-teacher conferences held in
4the evening following a full day of student attendance and a
5minimum of 3 clock hours of parent-teacher conferences held on
6the day immediately following evening parent-teacher
7conferences, or (iii) multiple parent-teacher conferences held
8in the evenings following full days of student attendance in
9which the time used for the parent-teacher conferences is
10equivalent to a minimum of 5 clock hours; and (3) when days in
11addition to those provided in items (1) and (2) are scheduled
12by a school pursuant to its school improvement plan adopted
13under Article 34 or its revised or amended school improvement
14plan adopted under Article 2, provided that (i) such sessions
15of 3 or more clock hours are scheduled to occur at regular
16intervals, (ii) the remainder of the school days in which such
17sessions occur are utilized for in-service training programs
18or other staff development activities for teachers, and (iii)
19a sufficient number of minutes of school work under the direct
20supervision of teachers are added to the school days between
21such regularly scheduled sessions to accumulate not less than
22the number of minutes by which such sessions of 3 or more clock
23hours fall short of 5 clock hours. Days scheduled for
24in-service training programs, staff development activities, or
25parent-teacher conferences may be scheduled separately for
26different grade levels and different attendance centers of the



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2    (e) A session of not less than one clock hour of teaching
3hospitalized or homebound pupils on-site or by telephone to
4the classroom may be counted as a half day of attendance;
5however, these pupils must receive 4 or more clock hours of
6instruction to be counted for a full day of attendance.
7    (f) A session of at least 4 clock hours may be counted as a
8day of attendance for first grade pupils and pupils in
9full-day kindergartens, and a session of 2 or more hours may be
10counted as a half day of attendance by pupils in kindergartens
11that provide only half days of attendance.
12    (g) For children with disabilities who are below the age
13of 6 years and who cannot attend 2 or more clock hours because
14of their disability or immaturity, a session of not less than
15one clock hour may be counted as a half day of attendance;
16however, for such children whose educational needs require a
17session of 4 or more clock hours, a session of at least 4 clock
18hours may be counted as a full day of attendance.
19    (h) A recognized kindergarten that provides for only a
20half day of attendance by each pupil shall not have more than
21one half day of attendance counted in any one day. However,
22kindergartens may count 2 and a half days of attendance in any
235 consecutive school days. When a pupil attends such a
24kindergarten for 2 half days on any one school day, the pupil
25shall have the following day as a day absent from school,
26unless the school district obtains permission in writing from



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1the State Superintendent of Education. Attendance at
2kindergartens that provide for a full day of attendance by
3each pupil shall be counted the same as attendance by first
4grade pupils. Only the first year of attendance in one
5kindergarten shall be counted, except in the case of children
6who entered the kindergarten in their fifth year whose
7educational development requires a second year of kindergarten
8as determined under rules of the State Board of Education.
9    (i) On the days when the State's final accountability
10assessment is administered under subsection (c) of Section
112-3.64a-5 of this Code, the day of attendance for a pupil whose
12school day must be shortened to accommodate required testing
13procedures may be less than 5 clock hours and shall be counted
14toward the 176 days of actual pupil attendance required under
15Section 10-19 of this Code, provided that a sufficient number
16of minutes of school work in excess of 5 clock hours are first
17completed on other school days to compensate for the loss of
18school work on the examination days.
19    (j) Pupils enrolled in a remote educational program
20established under Section 10-29 of this Code may be counted on
21the basis of a one-fifth day of attendance for every clock hour
22of instruction attended in the remote educational program,
23provided that, in any month, the school district may not claim
24for a student enrolled in a remote educational program more
25days of attendance than the maximum number of days of
26attendance the district can claim (i) for students enrolled in



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1a building holding year-round classes if the student is
2classified as participating in the remote educational program
3on a year-round schedule or (ii) for students enrolled in a
4building not holding year-round classes if the student is not
5classified as participating in the remote educational program
6on a year-round schedule.
7    (j-5) The clock hour requirements of subsections (a)
8through (j) of this Section do not apply if the Governor has
9declared a disaster due to a public health emergency pursuant
10to Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
11The State Superintendent of Education may establish minimum
12clock hour requirements under Sections 10-30 and 34-18.66 if
13the Governor has declared a disaster due to a public health
14emergency pursuant to Section 7 of the Illinois Emergency
15Management Agency Act.
16    (k) Pupil participation in any of the following activities
17shall be counted toward the calculation of clock hours of
18school work per day:
19        (1) Instruction in a college course in which a student
20    is dually enrolled for both high school credit and college
21    credit.
22        (2) Participation in a Supervised Career Development
23    Experience, as defined in Section 10 of the Postsecondary
24    and Workforce Readiness Act, or any work-based learning
25    experience in which student participation and learning
26    outcomes are directed supervised by an educator licensed



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1    under Article 21B for assessment of competencies.
2    Participation in a work-based learning experience may
3    include, but is not limited to, scheduled events of State
4    FFA associations, the National FFA Organization, and 4-H
5    programs as part of organized competitions or exhibitions.
6    The student and the student's parent or legal guardian
7    shall be responsible for obtaining assignments missed
8    while the student was participating in a Supervised Career
9    Development Experience or other work-based learning
10    experience pursuant to this paragraph (2) from the
11    student's teacher.
12        (3) Participation in a youth apprenticeship, as
13    jointly defined in rules of the State Board of Education
14    and Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in
15    which student participation and outcomes are directed
16    supervised by an educator licensed under Article 21B for
17    assessment of competencies. The student and the student's
18    parent or legal guardian shall be responsible for
19    obtaining assignments missed while the student was
20    participating in a youth apprenticeship pursuant to this
21    paragraph (3) from the student's teacher.
22        (4) Participation in a blended learning program
23    approved by the school district in which course content,
24    student evaluation, and instructional methods are
25    supervised by an educator licensed under Article 21B.
26(Source: P.A. 101-12, eff. 7-1-19; 101-643, eff. 6-18-20.)