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Public Act 102-1032


 

Public Act 1032 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-1032
 
SB3867 EnrolledLRB102 25793 RJT 35127 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
10-20.13 and 34-21.6 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.13)  (from Ch. 122, par. 10-20.13)
    Sec. 10-20.13. Textbooks for children of parents unable to
buy them and other fees.
    (a) To purchase, at the expense of the district, a
sufficient number of textbooks for children whose parents are
unable to buy them, including but not limited to children
living in households that meet the free lunch or breakfast
eligibility guidelines established by the federal government
pursuant to Section 1758 of the federal Richard B. Russell
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et
seq.), subject to verification as set forth in subsection (c)
of this Section. Such textbooks shall be loaned only, and the
directors shall require the teacher to see that they are
properly cared for and returned at the end of each term of
school.
    (b) To waive all fees assessed by the district on children
whose parents are unable to afford them, including but not
limited to children living in households that meet the free
lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines established by the
federal government pursuant to Section 1758 of the federal
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758;
7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) and students whose parents are veterans
or active duty military personnel with income at or below 200%
of the federal poverty line, subject to verification as set
forth in subsection (c) of this Section. The school board
shall adopt written policies and procedures for such waiver of
fees in accordance with regulations promulgated by the State
Board of Education.
    (c) Any school board that participates in a federally
funded, school-based child nutrition program and uses a
student's application for, eligibility for, or participation
in the federally funded, school-based child nutrition program
(42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) as the basis for waiving
fees assessed by the school district must follow the
verification requirements of the federally funded,
school-based child nutrition program (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R.
245.6a).
    A school board that establishes a process for the
determination of eligibility for waiver of fees assessed by
the school district that is completely independent of a
student's application for, eligibility for, or participation
in a federally funded, school-based child nutrition program
may provide for fee waiver verification no more often than
every 60 calendar days. Information obtained during the
independent, fee waiver verification process indicating that
the student does not meet free lunch or breakfast eligibility
guidelines may be used to deny the waiver of the student's
fees, provided that any information obtained through this
independent process for determining or verifying eligibility
for fee waivers shall not be used to determine or verify
eligibility for any federally funded, school-based child
nutrition program.
(Source: P.A. 96-360, eff. 9-1-09.)
 
    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.6)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-21.6)
    Sec. 34-21.6. Waiver of fees.
    (a) The board shall waive all fees assessed by the
district on children whose parents are unable to afford them,
including but not limited to children living in households
that meet the free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines
established by the federal government pursuant to Section 1758
of the federal Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act
(42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) and students whose
parents are veterans or active duty military personnel with
income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, subject
to verification as set forth in subsection (b) of this
Section. The board shall develop written policies and
procedures implementing this Section in accordance with
regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education.
    (b) If the board participates in a federally funded,
school-based child nutrition program and uses a student's
application for, eligibility for, or participation in the
federally funded, school-based child nutrition program (42
U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R. 245 et seq.) as the basis for waiving
fees assessed by the district, then the board must follow the
verification requirements of the federally funded,
school-based child nutrition program (42 U.S.C. 1758; 7 C.F.R.
245.6a).
    If the board establishes a process for the determination
of eligibility for waiver of fees assessed by the district
that is completely independent of a student's application for,
eligibility for, or participation in a federally funded,
school-based child nutrition program, the board may provide
for fee waiver verification no more often than every 60
calendar days. Information obtained during the independent,
fee waiver verification process indicating that the student
does not meet free lunch or breakfast eligibility guidelines
may be used to deny the waiver of the student's fees, provided
that any information obtained through this independent process
for determining or verifying eligibility for fee waivers shall
not be used to determine or verify eligibility for any
federally funded, school-based child nutrition program.
(Source: P.A. 96-360, eff. 9-1-09.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/27/2022