State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Camille Y. Lilly


105 ILCS 5/2-3.62  from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.62
105 ILCS 5/27-9.1  from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.1
105 ILCS 5/27-9.2  from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.2
105 ILCS 110/3

    Amends the School Code. Makes changes concerning sex education, including changing the name to sexual health and changing course requirements. Makes changes concerning family life course requirements. Amends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act to make changes concerning the educational areas a comprehensive health education program must include. Effective immediately.

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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 Sections
52-3.62, 27-9.1, and 27-9.2 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.62)  (from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.62)
7    Sec. 2-3.62. Educational service centers.
8    (a) A regional network of educational service centers
9shall be established by the State Board of Education to
10coordinate and combine existing services in a manner which is
11practical and efficient and to provide new services to schools
12as provided in this Section. Services to be made available by
13such centers shall include the planning, implementation and
14evaluation of:
15        (1) (blank);
16        (2) computer technology education;
17        (3) mathematics, science and reading resources for
18    teachers including continuing education, inservice
19    training and staff development.
20    The centers may provide training, technical assistance,
21coordination and planning in other program areas such as
22school improvement, school accountability, financial planning,
23consultation, and services, career guidance, early childhood



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1education, alcohol/drug education and prevention, family life -
2 sexual health sex education, electronic transmission of data
3from school districts to the State, alternative education and
4regional special education, and telecommunications systems
5that provide distance learning. Such telecommunications
6systems may be obtained through the Department of Central
7Management Services pursuant to Section 405-270 of the
8Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS
9405/405-270). The programs and services of educational service
10centers may be offered to private school teachers and private
11school students within each service center area provided
12public schools have already been afforded adequate access to
13such programs and services.
14    Upon the abolition of the office, removal from office,
15disqualification for office, resignation from office, or
16expiration of the current term of office of the regional
17superintendent of schools, whichever is earlier, the chief
18administrative officer of the centers serving that portion of
19a Class II county school unit outside of a city of 500,000 or
20more inhabitants shall have and exercise, in and with respect
21to each educational service region having a population of
222,000,000 or more inhabitants and in and with respect to each
23school district located in any such educational service
24region, all of the rights, powers, duties, and
25responsibilities theretofore vested by law in and exercised
26and performed by the regional superintendent of schools for



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1that area under the provisions of this Code or any other laws
2of this State.
3    The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules and
4regulations necessary to implement this Section. The rules
5shall include detailed standards which delineate the scope and
6specific content of programs to be provided by each
7Educational Service Center, as well as the specific planning,
8implementation and evaluation services to be provided by each
9Center relative to its programs. The Board shall also provide
10the standards by which it will evaluate the programs provided
11by each Center.
12    (b) Centers serving Class 1 county school units shall be
13governed by an 11-member board, 3 members of which shall be
14public school teachers nominated by the local bargaining
15representatives to the appropriate regional superintendent for
16appointment and no more than 3 members of which shall be from
17each of the following categories, including but not limited to
18superintendents, regional superintendents, school board
19members and a representative of an institution of higher
20education. The members of the board shall be appointed by the
21regional superintendents whose school districts are served by
22the educational service center. The composition of the board
23will reflect the revisions of this amendatory Act of 1989 as
24the terms of office of current members expire.
25    (c) The centers shall be of sufficient size and number to
26assure delivery of services to all local school districts in



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1the State.
2    (d) From monies appropriated for this program the State
3Board of Education shall provide grants paid from the Personal
4Property Tax Replacement Fund to qualifying Educational
5Service Centers applying for such grants in accordance with
6rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of
7Education to implement this Section.
8    (e) The governing authority of each of the 18 regional
9educational service centers shall appoint a family life -
10sexual health sex education advisory board consisting of 2
11parents, 2 teachers, 2 school administrators, 2 school board
12members, 2 health care professionals, one library system
13representative, and the director of the regional educational
14service center who shall serve as chairperson of the advisory
15board so appointed. Members of the family life - sexual health
16sex education advisory boards shall serve without
17compensation. Each of the advisory boards appointed pursuant
18to this subsection shall develop a plan for regional
19teacher-parent family life - sexual health sex education
20training sessions and shall file a written report of such plan
21with the governing board of their regional educational service
22center. The directors of each of the regional educational
23service centers shall thereupon meet, review each of the
24reports submitted by the advisory boards and combine those
25reports into a single written report which they shall file
26with the Citizens Council on School Problems prior to the end



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1of the regular school term of the 1987-1988 school year.
2    (f) The 14 educational service centers serving Class I
3county school units shall be disbanded on the first Monday of
4August, 1995, and their statutory responsibilities and
5programs shall be assumed by the regional offices of
6education, subject to rules and regulations developed by the
7State Board of Education. The regional superintendents of
8schools elected by the voters residing in all Class I counties
9shall serve as the chief administrators for these programs and
11(Source: P.A. 98-24, eff. 6-19-13; 98-647, eff. 6-13-14;
1299-30, eff. 7-10-15.)
13    (105 ILCS 5/27-9.1)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.1)
14    Sec. 27-9.1. Sexual Health Sex education.
15    (a) In this Section:
16    "Abstinence" means not engaging in oral, vaginal, or anal
17intercourse or genital skin-to-skin contact.
18    "Adapt" means to modify an evidence-based or
19evidence-informed program model for use with a particular
20demographic, ethnic, linguistic, or cultural group.
21    "Age appropriate" means suitable to particular ages or age
22groups of children and adolescents, based on the developing
23cognitive, emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the
24age or age group.
25    "Anatomy and physiology" means that information that



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1provides a foundation for understanding basic human
3    "Characteristics of effective programs" means the aspects
4of evidence-based programs, including the development,
5content, and implementation of such programs, that (i) have
6been shown to be effective in terms of increasing knowledge,
7clarifying values and attitudes, increasing skills, and
8impacting behavior and (ii) are widely recognized by leading
9medical and public health agencies to be effective in changing
10sexual behaviors that lead to sexually transmitted infections,
11including HIV, unintended pregnancy, and dating violence and
12sexual assault among young people.
13    "Comprehensive" means essential information that includes,
14but is not limited to, content related to anatomy and
15physiology; healthy relationships; identity; personal safety;
16pregnancy and reproduction; puberty, growth, and adolescent
17development; and sexually transmitted infections, including
19    "Consent" means an affirmative, knowing, conscious,
20ongoing, and voluntary agreement to engage in interpersonal,
21physical, or sexual activity, which can be revoked at any
22point, including during the course of interpersonal, physical,
23or sexual activity.
24    "Culturally appropriate" means affirming culturally
25diverse individuals, families, and communities in an
26inclusive, respectful, and effective manner, including



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1materials and instruction that are inclusive of race,
2ethnicity, language, cultural background, religion, gender,
3gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexual
4behavior, and different abilities.
5    "Evidence-based program" means a program for which
6systematic, empirical research or evaluation has provided
7evidence of effectiveness.
8    "Evidence-informed program" means a program that uses the
9best available research and practice knowledge to guide
10program design and implementation.
11    "Healthy relationships" means that information that helps
12pupils learn how to identify healthy and unhealthy
13relationship behaviors and helps pupils develop the skills to
14navigate changing relationships among family, peers, and
16    "Identity" means that information that addresses several
17fundamental aspects of people's understanding of how they
18identify their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or
19gender expression.
20    "Personal safety" means that information that helps pupils
21develop an awareness about and the skills and confidence to
22respond to bullying, harassment, including sexual harassment,
23sexual abuse, sexual assault, intimate partner violence,
24incest, rape, and sex trafficking and the role that schools
25play in creating learning environments that promote personal



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1    "Pregnancy and reproduction" means that information that
2addresses how pregnancy happens, decision-making to avoid
3unintended pregnancy through abstinence and contraception,
4prenatal practices and resources that support a healthy
5pregnancy; and information that helps pupils understand
6resources and laws related to pregnancy, adoption, abortion,
7and parenting.
8    Puberty, growth, and adolescent development" means that
9information that addresses a pivotal milestone for every
10person that has an impact on cognitive, emotional, physical,
11sexual and social development.
12    "Sexually transmitted infections, including HIV" means
13that information that provides both content and skills for
14understanding scientifically accepted methods of how to
15prevent and avoid exposure to sexually transmitted infections
16(STIs), including HIV, through abstinence, condoms,
17vaccination, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and
18Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), including how they are
19transmitted, their signs, symptoms, and options for screening,
20testing, and treatment, and other medical care.
21    "Medically accurate" means verified or supported by the
22weight of research conducted in compliance with accepted
23scientific methods and published in peer-reviewed journals, if
24applicable, or comprising information recognized as accurate,
25objective, and complete.
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1unplanned, unwanted (that is, the pregnancy occurred when no
2children or no more children were desired) or mistimed (that
3is, the pregnancy occurred earlier than desired).
4    (a-5) No pupil shall be required to take or participate in
5any class or course in comprehensive sexual health sex
6education if that pupil's his parent or guardian submits
7written objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate
8in such course or program shall not be reason for suspension or
9expulsion of such pupil. Each class or course in comprehensive
10sex education offered in any of grades 6 through 12 shall
11include instruction on both abstinence and contraception for
12the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases,
13including HIV/AIDS. Nothing in this Section prohibits
14instruction in sanitation, hygiene or traditional courses in
16    (b) (Blank). All public school classes that teach sex
17education and discuss sexual intercourse in grades 6 through
1812 shall emphasize that abstinence from sexual intercourse is
19a responsible and positive decision and is the only protection
20that is 100% effective against unwanted teenage pregnancy,
21sexually transmitted diseases, and acquired immune deficiency
22syndrome (AIDS) when transmitted sexually.
23    (c) All classes that teach sexual health sex education and
24discuss sexual intercourse in grades 6 through 12 shall
25satisfy the following criteria:
26        (1) Course material and instruction shall be



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1    culturally, developmentally, linguistically, and age
2    appropriate, medically accurate, and comprehensive
3    complete.
4        (1.5) Course material and instruction shall replicate
5    evidence-based or evidence-informed programs or
6    substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based
7    programs or evidence-informed programs or characteristics
8    of effective programs.
9        (2) Course material and instruction shall include
10    information on the value of healthy, consenting, committed
11    relationships, including marriage and civil unions and how
12    to form and maintain healthy romantic, sexual, and
13    intimate partnerships that are based on mutual consent and
14    are free from violence, coercion, and intimidation. teach
15    honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.
16        (3) Course material and instruction shall include
17    information stating that continuous, consistent,
18    abstinence from sexual activity is the only protection
19    that is 100% effective against unintended pregnancy and
20    STIs, including HIV. Course material and instruction shall
21    also include information about scientifically accepted
22    methods that can be used to greatly reduce unintended
23    pregnancy and STIs, including HIV. These methods include,
24    but are not limited to, contraception, vaccination, PrEP
25    and PEP, regular testing and screening, and other medical
26    care. place substantial emphasis on both abstinence,



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1    including abstinence until marriage, and contraception for
2    the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted
3    diseases among youth and shall stress that abstinence is
4    the ensured method of avoiding unintended pregnancy,
5    sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS.
6        (4) Course material and instruction related to
7    pregnancy shall include an objective discussion of
8    parenting, adoption, and abortion. shall include a
9    discussion of the possible emotional and psychological
10    consequences of preadolescent and adolescent sexual
11    intercourse and the consequences of unwanted adolescent
12    pregnancy.
13        (5) Course material and instruction shall include
14    information, consistent with federal Centers for Disease
15    Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, citing the
16    effectiveness and safety of all federal Food and Drug
17    Administration (FDA) approved methods in preventing or
18    reducing the likelihood of acquiring HIV and other STIs.
19    stress that sexually transmitted diseases are serious
20    possible hazards of sexual intercourse. Pupils shall be
21    provided with statistics based on the latest medical
22    information citing the failure and success rates of
23    condoms in preventing AIDS and other sexually transmitted
24    diseases.
25        (5.5) Course material and instruction shall provide
26    information, consistent with CDC statistics, citing the



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1    effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive
2    methods in preventing unintended pregnancy, including, but
3    not limited to, emergency contraception.
4        (6) Course material and instruction shall include
5    information and skills development relating to parenting,
6    including financial and emotional responsibilities,
7    communication skills, problem solving, and caretaking.
8    Course material and instruction shall also include
9    information on laws pertaining to medical care and medical
10    decisions throughout pregnancy and birth, surrendering
11    physical custody of a child pursuant to the Abandoned
12    Newborn Infant Protection Act, and the rights of pregnant
13    pupils to stay in their own school or enroll in a school
14    designed just for pregnant pupils. advise pupils of the
15    laws pertaining to their financial responsibility to
16    children born in and out of wedlock.
17        (7) Course material and instruction shall advise
18    pupils of the circumstances under which it is unlawful for
19    a person to have sexual relations with an individual who
20    is under the age of 17 and for a person who is in a
21    position of trust, authority, or supervision to have
22    sexual relations with an individual who is under the age
23    of 18 pursuant to Article 11 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
24        (8) Course material and instruction shall provide
25    pupils with the knowledge and skills for making and
26    implementing healthy decisions about sexuality, including



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1    negotiation and refusal skills, to assist pupils in
2    overcoming peer pressure and using effective
3    decision-making skills to avoid high risk activities.
4    Course material and instruction shall also teach pupils to
5    not make unwanted physical and verbal sexual advances and
6    how to say no to unwanted sexual advances and how to give,
7    receive, and understand consent. Pupils shall be taught
8    that it is wrong to take advantage of or to exploit another
9    person. The material and instruction shall also encourage
10    pupils youth to resist negative peer pressure. The
11    material and instruction shall include discussion on what
12    may be considered sexual harassment or sexual assault.
13        (9) (Blank).
14        (10) Course material and instruction shall teach
15    pupils about the effect of drugs and alcohol on
16    responsible decision-making and consent, including the
17    dangers associated with drug and alcohol consumption
18    during pregnancy and when engaging in sexual activity.
19        (11) Course material and instruction must include an
20    age-appropriate discussion on the meaning of consent that
21    includes discussion on recognizing all of the following:
22            (A) That consent is a freely given agreement to
23        sexual activity.
24            (B) That consent to one particular sexual activity
25        does not constitute consent to other types of sexual
26        activities.



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1            (C) That a person's lack of verbal or physical
2        resistance or submission resulting from the use or
3        threat of force does not constitute consent.
4            (D) That a person's manner of dress does not
5        constitute consent.
6            (E) That a person's consent to past sexual
7        activity does not constitute consent to future sexual
8        activity.
9            (F) That a person's consent to engage in sexual
10        activity with one person does not constitute consent
11        to engage in sexual activity with another person.
12            (G) That a person can withdraw consent at any
13        time.
14            (H) That a person cannot consent to sexual
15        activity if that person is unable to understand the
16        nature of the activity or give knowing consent due to
17        certain circumstances that include, but are not
18        limited to, (i) the person is incapacitated due to the
19        use or influence of alcohol or drugs, (ii) the person
20        is asleep or unconscious, (iii) the person is a minor,
21        or (iv) the person is incapacitated due to a mental
22        disability.
23        (12) Course material and instruction shall include
24    information about State laws that apply to minor
25    confidentiality and minor consent, including exceptions.
26    If available, material and instructions shall include



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1    local resources that include, but are not limited to, how
2    and where to access local resources; pupils' legal rights
3    to access local resources for sexual and reproductive
4    health care; parenting resources; substance abuse
5    treatment; mental health treatment; emergency medical
6    treatment for sexual assault; and resources for assistance
7    with sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner
8    violence, stalking, sex trafficking and suicide
9    prevention. Local resources must be inclusive of gender
10    identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and
11    sexual behavior.
12        (13) Course material and instruction shall encourage
13    pupils to communicate with their parents or guardians,
14    faith, health, and social service professionals, and other
15    trusted adults about sexuality and intimate relationships.
16        (14) Course material and instruction may not
17    deliberately withhold health-promoting or life-saving
18    information about sexuality-related topics, including
19    FDA-approved treatment and options.
20        (15) Course material and instruction may not be
21    medically inaccurate or include information that is
22    scientifically shown to be ineffective.
23        (16) Course material and instruction may not reflect
24    or promote bias against any person on the basis of the
25    person's race, ethnicity, language, cultural background,
26    religion, HIV status, gender, gender identity, gender



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1    expression, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, or
2    ability.
3        (17) Course material and instruction may not be
4    insensitive and unresponsive to the needs of pupils based
5    on their status as pregnant or parenting, living with
6    STIs, including HIV, sexually active, asexual, or intersex
7    or based on their gender, gender identity, gender
8    expression, sexual orientation, or ability.
9        (18) Course material and instruction may not be
10    insensitive and unresponsive to the needs of survivors of
11    sexual abuse or assault.
12        (19) Course material and instruction may not be
13    inconsistent with the ethical imperatives of medicine and
14    public health.
15        (20) Pupils may not be denied access to sexual health
16    instruction on the basis of any disability or perceived
17    disability or English Learner status.
18    (c-5) All classes that teach sexual health education in
19grades 5 and below shall use course material and provide
20instruction that is medically accurate, evidence-based or
21evidence-informed, and culturally, developmentally,
22linguistically, and age appropriate.
23    (d) An opportunity shall be afforded to individuals,
24including parents or guardians, to review examine the scope
25and sequence of instructional materials to be used in such
26class or course electronically or in person.



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1    (e) The State Board of Education shall make available
2resource materials, including, at a minimum, a free sample
3curriculum or a free set of instruction modules, with the
4cooperation and input of experts that provide comprehensive,
5culturally appropriate sexual health education and
6organizations and entities that promote comprehensive,
7culturally appropriate sexual health education policy. the
8agency that administers grant programs consistent with
9criteria (1) and (1.5) of subsection (c) of this Section, for
10educating children regarding sex education and may take into
11consideration the curriculum on this subject developed by
12other states, as well as any other curricular materials
13suggested by education experts and other groups that work on
14sex education issues. Materials may include, without
15limitation, model sexual health sex education curriculums and
16sexual health education programs. The State Board of Education
17shall make these resource materials available on its Internet
18website, in a clearly identified and easily accessible place.
19School districts that do not currently provide sexual health
20sex education are not required to teach sexual health sex
21education. If a sexual health sex education class or course is
22offered in any grade of grades 6 through 12, the school
23district must teach the curriculum, adapted appropriately, to
24all pupils in that grade, including pupils with disabilities
25and non-English speaking pupils. Schools may choose and adapt
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1age-appropriate, medically accurate, evidence-based or
2evidence-informed, and, in the case of grades 6 through 12
3comprehensive sexual health complete sex education curriculum
4that meets the specific needs of its community.
5    (f) The State Board of Education shall, through existing
6reporting mechanisms, direct each school district to identify
7any curricula used to provide comprehensive sexual health
8education, whether the instruction was provided by a teacher
9in the school, a consultant, or a community group; the number
10of pupils receiving instruction; the number of pupils excused
11from instruction; and the duration of instruction and shall
12report the results of this inquiry to the General Assembly
13annually, beginning one year after the effective date of this
14amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
15(Source: P.A. 100-684, eff. 8-3-18; 101-579, eff. 1-1-20.)
16    (105 ILCS 5/27-9.2)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-9.2)
17    Sec. 27-9.2. Family Life. If any school district provides
18courses of instruction designed to promote a wholesome and
19comprehensive understanding of the emotional, psychological,
20physiological, hygienic and social responsibility aspects of
21family life, then such courses of instruction shall include
22the teaching of all pregnancy options the alternatives to
23abortion, appropriate to the various grade levels; and
24whenever such courses of instruction are provided in any of
25grades 6 through 12, then such courses also shall include



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1instruction on the prevention, transmission, screening, and
2treatment spread of HIV/AIDS AIDS. However, no pupil shall be
3required to take or participate in any family life class or
4course on HIV/AIDS AIDS instruction if the pupil's his parent
5or guardian submits written objection thereto, and refusal to
6take or participate in such course or program shall not be
7reason for suspension or expulsion of such pupil.
8    The State Superintendent of Education shall prepare and
9make available to local school districts courses of
10instruction designed to satisfy the requirements of this
12    The State Superintendent of Education shall develop a
13procedure for evaluating and measuring the effectiveness of
14the family life courses of instruction in each local school
15district, including the setting of reasonable and equitable
16goals for improved sexual health outcomes, such as reduced
17instances and disparities of sexually transmitted infections
18(STI), including HIV, increased instances of STI, including
19HIV, screening and treatment, especially in community areas
20with high STI, including HIV, diagnoses rates, and decreased
21instances and disparities of sexual assault and unintended
22pregnancy. reduced sexual activity, sexually transmitted
23diseases and premarital pregnancy. The goals shall be set by
24the beginning of the 1991-92 school year. The State
25Superintendent shall distribute a copy of the procedure to
26each local school district. Each local school district may



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1develop additional procedures or methods for measuring the
2effectiveness of the family life courses of instruction within
3the district. Before the beginning of the 1993-94 school year,
4the State Superintendent shall collect and evaluate all
5relevant data to determine whether the goals are being
7(Source: P.A. 86-941.)
8    Section 10. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
9Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
11    (105 ILCS 110/3)
12    Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
13program established under this Act shall include, but not be
14limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
15for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
16State: human ecology and health, human growth and development,
17the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic, and
18social responsibilities of family life, culturally,
19developmentally, linguistically, and age-appropriate,
20medically accurate, and evidence-based or evidence-informed
21information regarding including sexual abstinence until
22marriage, contraception, vaccination, Pre-exposure
23Prophylaxis (PREP) and Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and
24other medical care for the prevention and control of



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1unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections
2disease, including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the
3prevention, transmission, and treatment of HIV spread of AIDS,
4age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and
5prevention education in grades pre-kindergarten through 12,
6public and environmental health, consumer health, safety
7education and disaster survival, mental health and illness,
8personal health habits, alcohol and , drug use, and abuse,
9including the medical and legal ramifications of alcohol,
10drug, and tobacco use, abuse during pregnancy, evidence-based
11and medically accurate information regarding sexual
12abstinence, tobacco, nutrition, and dental health. The
13instruction on mental health and illness must evaluate the
14multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the relationship
15between physical and mental health so as to enhance student
16understanding, attitudes, and behaviors that promote health,
17well-being, and human dignity. The program shall also provide
18course material and instruction to advise pupils of the
19Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. The program shall
20include medically accurate information about cancer,
21including, without limitation, types of cancer, signs and
22symptoms, risk factors, the importance of early prevention and
23detection, and information on where to go for help.
24Notwithstanding the above educational areas, the following
25areas may also be included as a basis for curricula in all
26elementary and secondary schools in this State: basic first



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1aid (including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary
2resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver), heart disease,
3diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and
4suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7 through 12.
5Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to
6properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which
7training must be in accordance with standards of the American
8Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
9nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use
10an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a
11basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
12    The school board of each public elementary and secondary
13school in the State shall encourage all teachers and other
14school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
15knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer
16life-saving techniques, including, without limitation, the
17Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be
18in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
19American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
20certifying organization. A school board may use the services
21of non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
22life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school
23personnel in these techniques. Each school board is encouraged
24to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one
25person who is certified, by the American Red Cross or by
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1administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In
2addition, each school board is authorized to allocate
3appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to
4conduct training programs for teachers and other school
5personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
6to administer emergency first aid or cardiopulmonary
7resuscitation. School boards are urged to encourage their
8teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
9programs and other extracurricular school activities to
10acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills
11necessary to properly administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
12resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
13established by the American Red Cross or another qualified
14certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board
15of Education shall establish and administer a matching grant
16program to pay for half of the cost that a school district
17incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel
18who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer
19cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
20accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
21American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
22certifying organization) or in learning how to use an
23automated external defibrillator. A school district that
24applies for a grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay
25half of the cost of the training for which matching grant money
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1on a first-come, first-serve basis.
2    No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any
3class or course on HIV/AIDS AIDS or family life instruction or
4to receive training on how to properly administer
5cardiopulmonary resuscitation or how to use an automated
6external defibrillator if the pupil's his or her parent or
7guardian submits written objection thereto, and refusal to
8take or participate in the course or program or the training
9shall not be reason for suspension or expulsion of the pupil.
10    Curricula developed under programs established in
11accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
12alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
13instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
14shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
15effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall
16be integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
17Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
18and secondary schools in this State instructional materials
19and guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating
20the instruction into their existing curricula. In addition,
21school districts may offer, as part of existing curricula
22during the school day or as part of an after school program,
23support services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose
24parent, parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
25(Source: P.A. 101-305, eff. 1-1-20; revised 8-21-20.)
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1becoming law.