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90_HB1199 105 ILCS 5/2-3.120 new Amends the School Code. Provides that the State Board of Education is to implement and administer a 3-year Giant Steps pilot program and make grants to participating school districts for the study and evaluation of autism and related teacher training. Effective July 1, 1997. LRB9004360THcd LRB9004360THcd 1 AN ACT to amend the School Code by adding Section 2 2-3.120. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section 6 2-3.120 as follows: 7 (105 ILCS 5/2-3.120 new) 8 Sec. 2-3.120. Giant Steps pilot program. From 9 appropriations made for purposes of this Section, the State 10 Board of Education shall implement and administer a Giant 11 Steps pilot program for the study and evaluation of autism 12 and to provide related teacher training. The program shall 13 be operated over a period of 3 school years, beginning with 14 the 1997-1998 school year. The State Board of Education is 15 authorized to make grants to school districts that apply to 16 participate in the Giant Steps program as implemented and 17 administered by the State Board of Education. The State 18 Board of Education shall by rule provide the form of 19 application and criteria to be used and applied in selecting 20 participating school districts. 21 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 22 1, 1997.
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