Bill Text: IL HB4205 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides that a school board shall require its schools to connect at-risk students in need of behavioral health support and all students with an individualized education program to either community-based or in-school behavioral health support. If the school board requires in-school support to be provided, such support does not have to be implemented until the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-04-27 - Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB4205 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB4205-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 Sections
510-20.67 and 34-18.60 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-20.67 new)
7 Sec. 10-20.67. Academic support; at-risk student.
8 (a) In this Section, "at-risk student" means a student who
9meets any of the following:
10 (1) He or she has failed 2 or more classes in the
11 immediately preceding school semester.
12 (2) He or she is experiencing a decline in his or her
13 grade point average of more than 2 points on a 4.0 scale,
14 or its equivalent on another scale, compared to the
15 immediately preceding school semester.
16 (3) He or she is a chronic truant, as defined under
17 Section 26-2a of this Code.
18 (4) He or she has been suspended more than 3 times from
19 a school pursuant to Section 10-22.6 or 34-19 of this Code.
20 (5) He or she is homeless or at-risk of becoming
21 homeless.
22 (6) He or she is under the legal custody of the
23 Department of Children and Family Services.

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1 (7) He or she is the subject of an investigation
2 conducted by the Department of Children and Family
3 Services.
4 (8) He or she displays recurring violent behaviors,
5 including, but not limited to, fighting or threatening
6 other students or school personnel.
7 (b) Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, a school
8board shall require its schools to connect at-risk students in
9need of academic support to either community-based or in-school
10academic support. The academic support may include, but is not
11limited to, any of the following:
12 (1) Individual or small-group tutoring.
13 (2) A summer school program.
14 (3) A mentoring program.
15 (4) An evaluation for the purpose of placing the
16 student in an individualized education program or a federal
17 Section 504 plan.
18 (5) Meeting with an academic advisor.
19 Each school district shall inform the parent or guardian of
20an at-risk student about the community-based or in-school
21academic support available in that school district or the
22community in which the school district is located.
23 (105 ILCS 5/34-18.60 new)
24 Sec. 34-18.60. Academic support; at-risk student.
25 (a) In this Section, "at-risk student" means a student who

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1meets any of the following:
2 (1) He or she has failed 2 or more classes in the
3 immediately preceding school semester.
4 (2) He or she is experiencing a decline in his or her
5 grade point average of more than 2 points on a 4.0 scale,
6 or its equivalent on another scale, compared to the
7 immediately preceding school semester.
8 (3) He or she is a chronic truant, as defined under
9 Section 26-2a of this Code.
10 (4) He or she has been suspended more than 3 times from
11 a school pursuant to Section 10-22.6 or 34-19 of this Code.
12 (5) He or she is homeless or at-risk of becoming
13 homeless.
14 (6) He or she is under the legal custody of the
15 Department of Children and Family Services.
16 (7) He or she is the subject of an investigation
17 conducted by the Department of Children and Family
18 Services.
19 (8) He or she displays recurring violent behaviors,
20 including, but not limited to, fighting or threatening
21 other students or school personnel.
22 (b) Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the board
23shall require its schools to connect at-risk students in need
24of academic support to either community-based or in-school
25academic support. The academic support may include, but is not
26limited to, any of the following:

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1 (1) Individual or small-group tutoring.
2 (2) A summer school program.
3 (3) A mentoring program.
4 (4) An evaluation for the purpose of placing the
5 student in an individualized education program or a federal
6 Section 504 plan.
7 (5) Meeting with an academic advisor.
8 The school district shall inform the parent or guardian of
9an at-risk student about the community-based or in-school
10academic support available in that school district or the
11community in which the school district is located.
12 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.
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