Bill Text: IL HB2668 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Changes the definition of "child opportunity zone" to mean a coordinated system of early childhood education (rather than a site at or near a school that provides early childhood education). Provides that, subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education, in cooperation with regional superintendents of schools, school districts, and other State and community agencies (rather than only the State Board), must develop child opportunity zones as a means to deliver comprehensive and coordinated social services in this State (rather than delivering them at or near schools in this State) that are related to specific community needs and that will ultimately increase student performance in schools in the community. Provides that in addition to funds appropriated by the General Assembly, the State Board may use funds appropriated by the General Assembly for other grant programs to implement child opportunity zone programs. Makes other changes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-28 - Referred to Assignments [HB2668 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2668-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
52-3.176 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/2-3.176 new)
7 Sec. 2-3.176. Child opportunity zone.
8 (a) In this Section, "child opportunity zone" means a
9coordinated system of early childhood education, before-school
10and after-school programs, summer school programs, health and
11mental health services, family engagement initiatives, adult
12education, workforce development training, or any combination
13of such programs.
14 (b) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education,
15in cooperation with regional superintendents of schools,
16school districts, and other State and community agencies, shall
17develop child opportunity zones as a means to deliver
18comprehensive and coordinated social services in this State
19that are related to specific community needs and that will
20ultimately increase student performance in schools in the
21community. A child opportunity zone must provide a means to
22integrate education, health, and social services into schools
23and link families to school and community resources. Activities

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1to develop child opportunity zones may include, but are not
2limited to, the award of grants to further the purposes set
3forth in this Section. In addition to funds appropriated by the
4General Assembly for this Section, the State Board may use
5funds appropriated by the General Assembly for other grant
6programs to implement this Section.
7 (c) On or before August 1, 2020, and on or before each
8August 1 thereafter, the State Board must submit a report to
9the General Assembly on the number of children and families
10served by a child opportunity zone program and any other
11outcome data for each program.
12 (d) The State Board shall adopt rules to implement this
13Section.
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