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Full Text of SB3867  102nd General Assembly

SB3867 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB3867

 

Introduced 1/21/2022, by Sen. Adriane Johnson

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
105 ILCS 5/10-20.13  from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.13
105 ILCS 5/34-21.6  from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.6

    Amends the School Code. Provides that all school boards shall waive fees assessed by the district for each student with a parent who is a veteran with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Effective immediately.


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A BILL FOR

 

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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
510-20.13 and 34-21.6 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.13)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.13)
7    Sec. 10-20.13. Textbooks for children of parents unable to
8buy them and other fees.
9    (a) To purchase, at the expense of the district, a
10sufficient number of textbooks for children whose parents are
11unable to buy them, including but not limited to children
12living in households that meet the free lunch or breakfast
13eligibility guidelines established by the federal government
14pursuant to Section 1758 of the federal Richard B. Russell
15National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et
16seq.), subject to verification as set forth in subsection (c)
17of this Section. Such textbooks shall be loaned only, and the
18directors shall require the teacher to see that they are
19properly cared for and returned at the end of each term of
20school.
21    (b) To waive all fees assessed by the district on children
22whose parents are unable to afford them, including but not
23limited to children living in households that meet the free

 

 

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1lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines established by the
2federal government pursuant to Section 1758 of the federal
3Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758;
47 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) and students whose parents are veterans
5with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line,
6subject to verification as set forth in subsection (c) of this
7Section. The school board shall adopt written policies and
8procedures for such waiver of fees in accordance with
9regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education.
10    (c) Any school board that participates in a federally
11funded, school-based child nutrition program and uses a
12student's application for, eligibility for, or participation
13in the federally funded, school-based child nutrition program
14(42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) as the basis for waiving
15fees assessed by the school district must follow the
16verification requirements of the federally funded,
17school-based child nutrition program (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R.
18245.6a).
19    A school board that establishes a process for the
20determination of eligibility for waiver of fees assessed by
21the school district that is completely independent of a
22student's application for, eligibility for, or participation
23in a federally funded, school-based child nutrition program
24may provide for fee waiver verification no more often than
25every 60 calendar days. Information obtained during the
26independent, fee waiver verification process indicating that

 

 

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1the student does not meet free lunch or breakfast eligibility
2guidelines may be used to deny the waiver of the student's
3fees, provided that any information obtained through this
4independent process for determining or verifying eligibility
5for fee waivers shall not be used to determine or verify
6eligibility for any federally funded, school-based child
7nutrition program.
8(Source: P.A. 96-360, eff. 9-1-09.)
 
9    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.6)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.6)
10    Sec. 34-21.6. Waiver of fees.
11    (a) The board shall waive all fees assessed by the
12district on children whose parents are unable to afford them,
13including but not limited to children living in households
14that meet the free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines
15established by the federal government pursuant to Section 1758
16of the federal Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act
17(42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) and students whose
18parents are veterans with income at or below 200% of the
19federal poverty level, subject to verification as set forth in
20subsection (b) of this Section. The board shall develop
21written policies and procedures implementing this Section in
22accordance with regulations promulgated by the State Board of
23Education.
24    (b) If the board participates in a federally funded,
25school-based child nutrition program and uses a student's

 

 

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1application for, eligibility for, or participation in the
2federally funded, school-based child nutrition program (42
3U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) as the basis for waiving
4fees assessed by the district, then the board must follow the
5verification requirements of the federally funded,
6school-based child nutrition program (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R.
7245.6a).
8    If the board establishes a process for the determination
9of eligibility for waiver of fees assessed by the district
10that is completely independent of a student's application for,
11eligibility for, or participation in a federally funded,
12school-based child nutrition program, the board may provide
13for fee waiver verification no more often than every 60
14calendar days. Information obtained during the independent,
15fee waiver verification process indicating that the student
16does not meet free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines
17may be used to deny the waiver of the student's fees, provided
18that any information obtained through this independent process
19for determining or verifying eligibility for fee waivers shall
20not be used to determine or verify eligibility for any
21federally funded, school-based child nutrition program.
22(Source: P.A. 96-360, eff. 9-1-09.)
 
23    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
24becoming law.