92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB1096
   [ Home ]   [ Back ]   [ Legislation ]
Please enter a bill number.

 Full Text  Bill Status
House Sponsors:

Senate Sponsors:

Short description: 
SCH CD-ALTERNATIVE LEARN OPPOR                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  School  Code.   Creates  the  Alternative   Learning      
   Opportunities  Law.   Allows school districts to establish alternative      
   learning opportunities  programs,  which  are  programs  that  provide      
   at-risk students in grades 4 through 12 with the education and support      
   services  needed  to  meet Illinois Learning Standards and to complete      
   their education in an orderly, safe, and secure learning  environment.      
   Allows  school  districts to contract with other entities to establish      
   programs  and  provide  services.   Includes   provisions   concerning      
   funding, responsibilities of the State Board of Education, cooperative      
   agreements and services, enrollment and attendance, teachers, truancy,      
   subcontracts  with  educational  entities, student credit, and the GED      
   test.  Effective July 1, 2001.                                              
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          105 ILCS 5/13B-15.25 new                                             
          105 ILCS 5/13B-20.40 new                                             
          105 ILCS 5/13B-60.30 new                                             
          105 ILCS 5/13B-60.35 new                                             
          105 ILCS 5/13B-60.40 new                                             
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.33a                                                   
        Makes changes to the definition of student at  risk  of  academic      
   failure  and removes the definition of at-risk student.  Provides that      
   the Committee of Cooperative Services shall  include  child  advocates      
   designated  by  the  State Superintendent of Education.  Provides that      
   students enrolled in the program must have the same access to academic      
   resources as all other  students.     Removes  provisions  allowing  a      
   student  to be administratively transferred to a program, and allows a      
   student to be enrolled in a program  only  upon  the  request  of  the      
   student or the student's parent or guardian.  Prohibits a student from      
   being  enrolled  without  the  consent  of  the  student's  parent  or      
   guardian.    Provides  that a student shall remain in the program only      
   with the consent of the student's parent  or  guardian  and  shall  be      
   returned  to  the  regular  school  program  upon  the  request of the      
   student's parent or guardian. Requires (instead of  allows)  a  school      
   district to grant academic credit to a student in a program if certain      
   conditions  are  met.   Further amends the School Code to prohibit the      
   State Board of Education from making an audit adjustment to a  general      
   State  aid  claim  paid in fiscal year 2003 based on certain acts of a      
   claimant concerning students  in  an  alternative  education  program.      
   Changes  the  effective date from July 1, 2001 to January 1, 2002, and      
   makes other changes.                                                        
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Requires a school district to consider offering a program on-site      
   in the regular school.  Makes  other  changes  concerning  legislative      
   findings  and  declarations,  compliance with the law, the return of a      
   student to the regular  school  program,  and  enrollment  of  special      
   education students.                                                         
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0042

   Last action date: JUN-29-2001

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


 Full Text  Bill Status