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Public Act 102-0126


 

Public Act 0126 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0126
 
HB0557 EnrolledLRB102 11935 CMG 17271 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 changing Sections
10-22.5a and 34-18.30 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.5a)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.5a)
    Sec. 10-22.5a. Attendance by dependents of United States
military personnel, foreign exchange students, and certain
nonresident pupils.
    (a) To enter into written agreements with cultural
exchange organizations, or with nationally recognized
eleemosynary institutions that promote excellence in the arts,
mathematics, or science. The written agreements may provide
for tuition free attendance at the local district school by
foreign exchange students, or by nonresident pupils of
eleemosynary institutions. The local board of education, as
part of the agreement, may require that the cultural exchange
program or the eleemosynary institutions provide services to
the district in exchange for the waiver of nonresident
tuition.
    To enter into written agreements with adjacent school
districts to provide for tuition free attendance by a student
of the adjacent district when requested for the student's
health and safety by the student or parent and both districts
determine that the student's health or safety will be served
by such attendance. Districts shall not be required to enter
into such agreements nor be required to alter existing
transportation services due to the attendance of such
non-resident pupils.
    (a-5) If, at the time of enrollment, a dependent of United
States military personnel is housed in temporary housing
located outside of a school district, but will be living
within the district within 6 months 60 days after the time of
initial enrollment, the dependent must be allowed to enroll,
subject to the requirements of this subsection (a-5), and must
not be charged tuition. Any United States military personnel
attempting to enroll a dependent under this subsection (a-5)
shall provide proof that the dependent will be living within
the district within 6 months 60 days after the time of initial
enrollment. Proof of residency may include, but is not limited
to, postmarked mail addressed to the military personnel and
sent to an address located within the district, a lease
agreement for occupancy of a residence located within the
district, or proof of ownership of a residence located within
the district.
    (b) Nonresident pupils and foreign exchange students
attending school on a tuition free basis under such agreements
and nonresident dependents of United States military personnel
attending school on a tuition free basis may be counted for the
purposes of determining the apportionment of State aid
provided under Section 18-8.05 or 18-8.15 of this Code. No
organization or institution participating in agreements
authorized under this Section may exclude any individual for
participation in its program on account of the person's race,
color, sex, religion or nationality.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)
 
    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.30)
    Sec. 34-18.30. Dependents of military personnel; no
tuition charge. If, at the time of enrollment, a dependent of
United States military personnel is housed in temporary
housing located outside of the school district, but will be
living within the district within 6 months 60 days after the
time of initial enrollment, the dependent must be allowed to
enroll, subject to the requirements of this Section, and must
not be charged tuition. Any United States military personnel
attempting to enroll a dependent under this Section shall
provide proof that the dependent will be living within the
district within 6 months 60 days after the time of initial
enrollment. Proof of residency may include, but is not limited
to, postmarked mail addressed to the military personnel and
sent to an address located within the district, a lease
agreement for occupancy of a residence located within the
district, or proof of ownership of a residence located within
the district. Non-resident dependents of United States
military personnel attending school on a tuition-free basis
may be counted for the purposes of determining the
apportionment of State aid provided under Section 18-8.05 or
18-8.15 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/23/2021