BASSI, KOSEL, MOFFITT, OSTERMAN, CROTTY, MEYER, BERNS AND DELGADO.
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
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0042
Last action date: JUN-29-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
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