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Public Act 094-0566




Public Act 094-0566
HB2589 Enrolled LRB094 10935 NHT 41509 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by renumbering and
changing Section 2-3.134, added by Public Act 93-814, as
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.136)
    Sec. 2-3.136 2-3.134. K-3 class size reduction grant
program. A class size reduction grant program is created. The
program shall be implemented and administered by the State
Board of Education. From appropriations made for purposes of
this Section, the State Board shall award grants to schools
that meet the criteria established by this Section for the
award of those grants.
    Grants shall be awarded pursuant to application. The form
and manner of applications and the criteria for the award of
grants shall be prescribed by the State Board of Education. The
grant criteria as so prescribed, however, shall provide that
only those schools that are on the State Board of Education
Early Academic Warning List or the academic watch list under
Section 2-3.25d that maintain grades kindergarten through 3 are
grant eligible.
    Grants awarded to eligible schools under this Section shall
be used and applied by the schools to defray the costs and
expenses of operating and maintaining classes in grades
kindergarten through 3 with an average class size within a
specific grade of no more than 20 pupils. If a school's
facilities are inadequate to allow for this specified class
size, then a school may use the grant funds for teacher aides
    If a school board determines that a school is using funds
awarded under this Section for purposes not authorized by this
Section, then the school board, rather than the school, shall
determine how the funds are used.
    The State Board of Education shall adopt any rules,
consistent with the requirements of this Section, that are
necessary to implement and administer the K-3 class size
reduction grant program.
(Source: P.A. 93-814, eff. 7-27-04; revised 11-10-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2006