SB1014ham001 93rd General Assembly



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 1                    AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1014

 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend Senate Bill 1014 by  replacing
 3    everything after the enacting clause with the following:

 4        "Section  5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
 5    2-3.25o as follows:

 6        (105 ILCS 5/2-3.25o new)
 7        Sec. 2-3.25o.  Registration and recognition of non-public
 8    elementary and secondary schools.
 9        (a)  Findings.  The General Assembly finds  and  declares
10    (i)  that  the Constitution of the State of Illinois provides
11    that a "fundamental goal of the People of the  State  is  the
12    educational development of all persons to the limits of their
13    capacities"  and  (ii)  that  the  educational development of
14    every school student serves the public purposes of the State.
15    In order to ensure that all Illinois  students  and  teachers
16    have  the  opportunity  to  enroll and work in State-approved
17    educational institutions and programs,  the  State  Board  of
18    Education  shall  provide  for the voluntary registration and
19    recognition of non-public elementary and secondary schools.
20        (b)  Registration.  All   non-public    elementary    and
21    secondary  schools  in  the State of Illinois may voluntarily
22    register with the State  Board  of  Education  on  an  annual
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 1    basis.  Registration  shall  be completed in conformance with
 2    procedures  prescribed  by  the  State  Board  of  Education.
 3    Information   required   for   registration   shall   include
 4    assurances of compliance (i)  with  federal  and  State  laws
 5    regarding  health  examination  and immunization, attendance,
 6    length  of  term,  and  nondiscrimination   and   (ii)   with
 7    applicable fire and health safety requirements.
 8        (c)  Recognition.  All    non-public    elementary    and
 9    secondary  schools  in  the State of Illinois may voluntarily
10    seek the status of "Non-public School Recognition"  from  the
11    State  Board  of  Education.  This  status may be obtained by
12    compliance  with   administrative   guidelines   and   review
13    procedures as prescribed by the State Board of Education. The
14    guidelines  and  procedures  must  recognize that some of the
15    aims and  the  financial  bases  of  non-public  schools  are
16    different  from  public  schools and will not be identical to
17    those for public schools, nor will they be  more  burdensome.
18    The   guidelines  and  procedures  must  also  recognize  the
19    diversity of non-public schools and shall  not  impinge  upon
20    the  noneducational  relationships  between those schools and
21    their clientele.
22        (d)  Public purposes.  The provisions of this Section are
23    in the public interest, for the  public  benefit,  and  serve
24    secular public purposes.
25        (e)  Definition.  For   purposes   of   this  Section,  a
26    non-public school means any non-profit,  non-home-based,  and
27    non-public   elementary   or  secondary  school  that  is  in
28    compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964  and
29    attendance  at  which  satisfies  the requirements of Section
30    26-1 of this Code.

31        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
32    becoming law.".