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Full Text of HB2386  96th General Assembly


Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez

Filed: 3/24/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2386 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
5 27-22.3 and adding Section 27-22.4 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/27-22.3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-22.3)
7     Sec. 27-22.3. Volunteer service credit program.
8     (a) A school district may establish a volunteer service
9 credit program that enables secondary school students to earn
10 credit towards graduation through performance of community
11 service. This community service may include participation in
12 the organization of a high school or community blood drive or
13 other blood donor recruitment campaign. Any program so
14 established shall begin with students entering grade 9 in the
15 1993-1994 school year or later. The amount of credit given for
16 program participation shall not exceed that given for



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1 completion of one semester of language arts, math, science or
2 social studies.
3     (b) Any community service performed as part of a course for
4 which credit is given towards graduation or community service
5 performed under Section 27-22.4 of this Code shall not qualify
6 under a volunteer service credit program. Any service for which
7 a student is paid shall not qualify under a volunteer service
8 credit program. Any community work assigned as a disciplinary
9 measure shall not qualify under a volunteer service credit
10 program.
11     (c) School districts that establish volunteer service
12 credit programs shall establish any necessary rules,
13 regulations and procedures.
14 (Source: P.A. 93-547, eff. 8-19-03.)
15     (105 ILCS 5/27-22.4 new)
16     Sec. 27-22.4. Community service requirement; pilot
17 program. In J. Sterling Morton High School District 201, as a
18 prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
19 entering the 9th grade in the 2010-2011 school year or
20 2011-2012 school year must complete at least 40 hours of
21 community service. This requirement does not apply to children
22 with disabilities as defined under Article 14 of this Code. The
23 school board shall establish any rules and procedures necessary
24 to implement this requirement.".