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Full Text of HB2386  96th General Assembly


Sen. John J. Cullerton

Filed: 4/28/2010





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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 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 or 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 shall not qualify
5 under a volunteer service credit program. Any service for which
6 a student is paid shall not qualify under a volunteer service
7 credit program. Any community work assigned as a disciplinary
8 measure shall not qualify under a volunteer service credit
9 program.
10     (c) School districts that establish volunteer service
11 credit programs shall establish any necessary rules,
12 regulations and procedures.
13 (Source: P.A. 93-547, eff. 8-19-03.)".