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105 ILCS 5/10-20.69
(105 ILCS 5/10-20.69)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-418)
Policy on sexual harassment.
Each school district must create, maintain, and implement an age-appropriate policy on sexual harassment that must be posted on the school district's website and, if applicable, any other area where policies, rules, and standards of conduct are currently posted in each school and must also be included in the school district's student code of conduct handbook.
(Source: P.A. 101-418, eff. 1-1-20
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-451)
Class size reporting.
No later than November 16, 2020, and annually thereafter, each school district must report to the State Board of Education information on the school district described under subsection (b) of Section 2-3.136a and must make that information available on its website.
(Source: P.A. 101-451, eff. 1-1-20.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-531)
Sexual abuse investigations at schools.
Every 2 years, each school district must review all existing policies and procedures concerning sexual abuse investigations at schools to ensure consistency with Section 22-85.
(Source: P.A. 101-531, eff. 8-23-19.)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-548)
Door security locking means.
(a) In this Section, "door security locking means" means a door locking means intended for use by a trained school district employee in a school building for the purpose of preventing ingress through a door of the building.
(b) A school district may install a door security locking means on a door of a school building to prevent unwanted entry through the door if all of the following requirements are met:
(1) The door security locking means can be engaged
without opening the door.
(2) The unlocking and unlatching of the door security
locking means from the occupied side of the door can be accomplished without the use of a key or tool.
(3) The door security locking means complies with all
applicable State and federal accessibility requirements.
(4) Locks, if remotely engaged, can be unlocked from
(5) The door security locking means is capable of
being disengaged from the outside by school district employees, and school district employees may use a key or other credentials to unlock the door from the outside.
(6) The door security locking means does not modify
the door-closing hardware, panic hardware, or fire exit hardware.
(7) Any bolts, stops, brackets, or pins employed by
the door security locking means do not affect the fire rating of a fire door assembly.
(8) School district employees are trained in the
engagement and release of the door security locking means, from within and outside the room, as part of the emergency response plan.
(9) For doors installed before July 1, 2019 only, the
unlocking and unlatching of a door security locking means requires no more than 2 releasing operations. For doors installed on or after July 1, 2019, the unlocking and unlatching of a door security locking means requires no more than one releasing operation. If doors installed before July 1, 2019 are replaced on or after July 1, 2019, the unlocking and unlatching of a door security locking means on the replacement door requires no more than one releasing operation.
(10) The door security locking means is no more than
48 inches above the finished floor.
(11) The door security locking means otherwise
complies with the school building code prepared by the State Board of Education under Section 2-3.12.
A school district may install a door security locking means that does not comply with paragraph (3) or (10) of this subsection if (i) the school district meets all other requirements under this subsection and (ii) prior to its installation, local law enforcement officials, the local fire department, and the school board agree, in writing, to the installation and use of the door security locking means. The school district must keep the agreement on file and must, upon request, provide the agreement to its regional office of education. The agreement must be included in the school district's filed school safety plan under the School Safety Drill Act.
(c) A school district must include the location of any door security locking means and must address the use of the locking and unlocking means from within and outside the room in its filed school safety plan under the School Safety Drill Act. Local law enforcement officials and the local fire department must be notified of the location of any door security locking means and how to disengage it. Any specific tool needed to disengage the door security locking means from the outside of the room must, upon request, be made available to local law enforcement officials and the local fire department.
(d) A door security locking means may be used only (i) by a school district employee trained under subsection (e), (ii) during an emergency that threatens the health and safety of students and employees or during an active shooter drill, and (iii) when local law enforcement officials and the local fire department have been notified of its installation prior to its use. The door security locking means must be engaged for a finite period of time in accordance with the school district's school safety plan adopted under the School Safety Drill Act.
(e) A school district that has installed a door security locking means shall conduct an in-service training program for school district employees on the proper use of the door security locking means. The school district shall keep a file verifying the employees who have completed the program and must, upon request, provide the file to its regional office of education and the local fire department and local law enforcement agency.
(f) A door security locking means that requires 2 releasing operations must be discontinued from use when the door is replaced or is a part of new construction. Replacement and new construction door hardware must include mortise locks, compliant with the applicable building code, and must be lockable from the occupied side without opening the door. However, mortise locks are not required if panic hardware or fire exit hardware is required.
(Source: P.A. 101-548, eff. 8-23-19.)