Counties Code amended. PA 095-0805December 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 612The Counties Code has been amended by adding section 42000 dealing with county ownership of a wind farm. 55 ILCS 5/42000. This new section provides that a county may "own and operate a wind generation turbine farm [wind farm]."
Mentor program for new principals establishedDecember 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 632The State Board of Education has implemented Section 2-3.53a of the School Code, 105 ILCS 5/2-3.53a, which calls for a mentoring program between first-year principals and experienced principals. 23 Ill Adm Code
New Grant Program for Children Raised by GrandparentsSeptember 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 460Pursuant to Public Act 94-0968, an amendment to the Higher Education Student Assistance Act, 110 ILCS 947/65.75, the Department of Education has added 23 Ill Adm Code 2738, titled "Grant Program for a Child Raised by Grandparent," effective July 1, 2007.
Rules for nonscheduled bus inspections changedJuly 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 348The Department of Transportation has amended Part 456, "Nonscheduled Bus Inspections," of Subchapter e, "Traffic Safety," to change the rules governing nonscheduled bus inspections. 92 Ill Adm Code 456.
Amendments made to the “Grow Your Own Teacher” initiativeMay 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 236The Illinois State Board of Education (Board) has amended three sections and repealed one section of 23 Ill Adm Code 60. The changes correlate with Public Act 94-0979 and pertain specifically to the Grow Your Own Teacher Education Act, 110 ILCS 48/1 et seq.
Tuition Waiver Rules ImplementedMay 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 236The Board of Higher Education (Board) has implemented rules, effective February 7, 2007, that provide uniform guidelines, definitions, and limitations for the issuing of tuition and fee waivers by public universities to their students. 23 Ill Adm Code 1075.
New fellowship program created for nursing faculty membersMarch 2007Illinois Law Update, Page 124The Board of Education (Board) has adopted 23 Ill Adm Code 1105 in order to implement amendments made to the Board of Higher Education Act, 110 ILCS 205/0.01 et seq, that provide for the creation of a fellowship program for qualified nursing faculty working at eligible institutions of higher education.
Bully prevention education suggested for schools - PA 094-0937October 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 526The Illinois General Assembly has found that "bullying has a negative effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and leads to other antisocial behavior."
School Code amended to include bonds as exempt from indebtedness PA 094-0721April 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 174Section 19-1 of the School Code (105 ILCS 5/19-1) has been revised to provide that bonds issued by school districts offering K-12 curriculum will not be considered indebtedness regardless of all previous law, including any limitations that may exist under this section.