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Full Text of HB2006  94th General Assembly


Elementary & Secondary Education Committee

Filed: 2/15/2006





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2006 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
5 27-13.2 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/27-13.2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-13.2)
7     Sec. 27-13.2. Required instruction; abduction; drug abuse;
8 sexual abuse.
9     (a) In every public school there shall be instruction,
10 study and discussion of effective methods by which pupils may
11 recognize the danger of and avoid abduction, and in every
12 public school maintaining any of grades kindergarten through 8
13 there shall be, for such grades, instruction, study, and
14 discussion of effective methods for the prevention and
15 avoidance of drug and substance abuse. School boards may
16 include such required instruction, study and discussion in the
17 courses of study regularly taught in the public schools of
18 their respective districts; provided, however, that such
19 instruction shall be given each year to all pupils in grades
20 kindergarten through 8.
21     Each year public schools must provide age-appropriate
22 instruction to all pupils in grades kindergarten through 12
23 concerning the dangers of methamphetamine use, abuse, and
24 manufacturing, which instruction may be included in the courses



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1 of study regularly taught in the public school.
2     The State Superintendent of Education may prepare and make
3 available to all public and non-public schools instructional
4 materials which may be used by such schools as guidelines for
5 development of a program of instruction under this Section;
6 provided, however, that each school board shall itself
7 determine the minimum amount of instruction time which shall
8 qualify as a program of instruction which will satisfy the
9 requirements of this Section.
10     (b) The State Superintendent of Education, in cooperation
11 with the Department of Children and Family Services, shall
12 prepare and disseminate to all public schools and non-public
13 schools, information on instructional materials and programs
14 about child sexual abuse which may be used by such schools for
15 their own or community programs. Such information may also be
16 disseminated by such schools to parents.
17     Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section,
18 no pupil in any of grades kindergarten through 8 shall be
19 required to take or participate in any class or course
20 providing instruction in recognizing and avoiding sexual abuse
21 if the parent or guardian of the pupil submits written
22 objection thereto; and refusal to take or participate in such
23 class or course after such written objection is made shall not
24 be reason for failing, suspending or expelling such pupil. Each
25 school board intending to offer any such class or course to
26 pupils in any of grades kindergarten through 8 shall give not
27 less than 5 days written notice to the parents or guardians of
28 such pupils before commencing the class or course.
29 (Source: P.A. 86-788.)
30     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
31 2006.".