WOOLARD-MITCHELL-GASH-JONES,JOHN-GILES, DART AND MEYER.
SCH CD-SPEC ED-TECHNICAL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Makes changes of punctuation and style
in provisions that require school districts that maintain a recognized
school to establish and maintain special educational facilities for
children with disabilities.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/14-4.01
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/14-7.02 from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.02
105 ILCS 5/14-7.02a from Ch. 122, par. 14-7.02a
105 ILCS 5/14-12.01 from Ch. 122, par. 14-12.01
105 ILCS 5/14-13.01 from Ch. 122, par. 14-13.01
105 ILCS 5/18-4.3 from Ch. 122, par. 18-4.3
Changes the title and replaces everything after the enacting
clause. Adds provisions amending the School Code. Increases to
$2,500 from $2,000 the maximum reimbursement over one per capita
tuition charge for providing extraordinary special education services.
Provides for reimbursement for teachers, school psychologists,
professional workers, and a qualified director who furnish special
education services in a recognized school to children with
disabilities based on 22% of the State's average teacher salary
(rather than on a flat-rate of $8,000). Eliminates provisions
authorizing proportionate payment of claims for reimbursement for
providing special education services. Requires all special education
reimbursement to be made at 100%, and provides for payment in a
succeeding fiscal year (before payment of current claims for that
succeeding fiscal year) if the amount appropriated in a fiscal year is
insufficient to provide for full reimbursement of all filed claims.
Adds a July 1, 1997 effective date.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (State Bd. of Ed.)
Because of the reimbursement nature of these programs, fiscal
impact will not occur until FY99. Cost will be approximately
$112 M for personnel reimbursement, full funding and extraor-
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (SBE)
No change from SBE fiscal note.
STATE DEBT IMPACT NOTE, H-AM 1
HB 1526 would not have an impact on the level of State debt.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.259
105 ILCS 5/14-0.05
Further amends the School Code. Eliminates language prohibiting
school districts from requesting waivers of rules and regulations per-
taining to special education. Requires the State Board of Education to
adopt, to take effect on or before December 31, 1999, new rules to
administer and implement provisions of the School Code pertaining to
special education for children with disabilities. Provides that those
rules shall not impose special education requirements on school dis-
tricts that are beyond those imposed by federal laws and regulations.
Provides that the new rules are to replace existing rules and regula-
tions and repeals, effective December 31, 1999, those rules pertaining
to special education which are not the new rules that the State Board
is required to adopt by the amendatory Act.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Replaces provisions proposing to base reimbursement to school
districts for certificated personnel that provide special education
services to children with disabilities on 22% of the State's average
teacher salary for the prior school year with a flat reimbursement
amount of $9,350 per each such certificated employee.
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING - LOST 018-037-003
Last action date: 97-05-16
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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