Comments: IL SB1557 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides that early childhood programs receiving State Board of Education grants for preschool educational programs shall prohibit the expulsion of children. Provides instead that when persistent and serious challenging behaviors emerge, the early childhood program shall document steps taken to ensure that the child can participate safely in the program and utilize a range of community resources. Sets forth provisions concerning the creation of a transition plan if there is documented evidence that all available interventions and supports recommended by a qualified professional have been exhausted; temporary removal of a child; the utilization of training, technical support, and professional development resources; and annually reporting to the State Board. Makes related changes. Amends the Child Care Act of 1969 to require the Department of Children and Family Services, in consultation with the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development and the State Board of Education, to adopt rules prohibiting the use of expulsion due to a child's persistent and serious challenging behaviors in licensed day care centers, day care homes, and group day care homes.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-05-05 - Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [SB1557 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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