|Public Act 094-0137
||LRB094 02832 NHT 32833 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
34-18.32 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/34-18.32 new)
Healthy Kids - Healthy Minds Expanded Vision
Because 80% of a child's learning is felt to be
through the visual system, the board shall establish a program
to identify students who are in need of basic vision care, yet
are not covered by insurance or public assistance or do not
have the financial ability to pay for services and therefore
are not receiving appropriate vision care, to be known as the
Healthy Kids - Healthy Minds Expanded Vision Program. Through
this program, subject to appropriation, the district, in
cooperation with health care providers, shall serve students at
a minimum or no cost to the students. The program may provide,
but is not limited to, vision examinations and glasses.
Eligibility for services must be determined by prioritization
of students based on both physical and financial need.