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105 ILCS 5/34-18.61
(105 ILCS 5/34-18.61)
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-205)
(a) In this Section, "asthma action plan" has the meaning given to that term under Section 22-30.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the school district must allow any student with an asthma action plan, an Individual Health Care Action Plan, an Illinois Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan and Treatment Authorization Form, a plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or a plan pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to self-administer any medication required under those plans if the student's parent or guardian provides the school district with (i) written permission for the student's self-administration of medication and (ii) written authorization from the student's physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse for the student to self-administer the medication. A parent or guardian must also provide to the school district the prescription label for the medication, which must contain the name of the medication, the prescribed dosage, and the time or times at which or the circumstances under which the medication is to be administered. Information received by the school district under this subsection shall be kept on file in the office of the school nurse or, in the absence of a school nurse, the school's administrator.
(c) The school district must adopt an emergency action plan for a student who self-administers medication under subsection (b). The plan must include both of the following:
(1) A plan of action in the event a student is unable
to self-administer medication.
(2) The situations in which a school must call 9-1-1.
(d) The school district and its employees and agents shall incur no liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of any injury arising from the self-administration of medication by a student under subsection (b). The student's parent or guardian must sign a statement to this effect, which must acknowledge that the parent or guardian must indemnify and hold harmless the school district and its employees and agents against any claims, except a claim based on willful and wanton conduct, arising out of the self-administration of medication by a student.
(Source: P.A. 101-205, eff. 1-1-20
(Text of Section from P.A. 101-418)
Policy on sexual harassment.
The 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, the 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, the 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) The 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.
The 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 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 the State Board of Education. The agreement must be included in the school district's filed school safety plan under the School Safety Drill Act.
(c) The 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) If the school district installs a door security locking means, it must 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 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.)