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The Medical School Matriculant Criminal History Records Check Act is amended PA 094-0709

February
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
In order to better provide medical schools with information regarding matriculants, the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, 20 ILCS 2605/2605, is amended by adding section 2605-327. 

New requirements to report teachers’ service and earnings credit

November
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 564
Effective August 9, 2005, the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) has added a new section to Part 1650 of Title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 1650. 

Participants in SURS benefit plans may elect to make contributions during military leave

October
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 506
In Part 1600 of Title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 1600, the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) has added a new section. 

Schools must provide public education regardless of immigration status

October
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 506
The State Board of Education recently amended Part 1 of Title 23, effective July 13, 2005.

Electronic signature for class attendance verification allowed

July
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 336
The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) recently amended Title 23, Part 1501, of the Illinois Administrative Code (23 Ill Adm Code 1501). 

New grievance procedure under Americans with Disabilities Act

July
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 336
The Illinois State Board of Education (Board) recently added Part 1300 of Title 4 (4 Ill Adm Code 1300), effective April 25, 2005.

The Illinois Procurement Code amended

June
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 280
Effective on March 28, 2005, the Illinois State Board of Education amended subsections 4545 and 5520 of 44 Ill Adm Code 1100. 

New grant program seeks an increase in students entering high technology fields

June
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 280
Effective on March 22, 2005, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity adopted 14 Ill Adm Code 110.

Illinois responds to hunger in schoolchildren by mandating food service programs—PA 093-1086

May
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 232
In response to the problems of hunger and food insecurity facing Illinois families as a result of increasing unemployment, the Childhood Hunger Relief Act was passed on February 15, 2005, as a means of alleviating malnutrition and promoting academic achievement in low-income children. 

Streamlined procedures for handling FOIA requests

May
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 232
The Illinois State Board of Education recently adopted amendments to 2 Ill Adm Code 5001, effective on February 22, 2005. 

School Code amended to specify maximum-authorized district educational tax rate PA 093-1059

February
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
Effective December 8, 2004, the School Code was amended by adding 105 ILCS 5/17.3.5, to indicate the maximum-authorized district educational tax rate.

School Code amended to provide fast growth grants – PA 093-1042

January
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
Effective October 8, 2004, the School Code (105 ILCS 5) has been amended to include a new provision under section 18-8.10. 

Specific conditions required to deny enrollment for academic or attendance problems PA 093-0803

January
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
Effective immediately, a school or school district may deny enrollment to a student who is 16 years old or older for one semester for failure to meet minimum academic standards if several mandatory conditions are met.

School districts not responsible for educational portion of delinquent minor’s residential placement

December
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 620
On September 23, 2004, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's reversal of an order requiring a school district to fund the educational component of a minor's residential placement. D. D., a special education student.

School Technology Program extended to include funds for computer furniture

December
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 620
The Illinois State Board of Education recently adopted amendments to the School Technology Program, 23 Ill Adm Code 575, effective on September 17, 2004.

Clarification of requirements for issuing, denying, canceling, suspending, and revoking driver training school licenses

November
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
The Illinois Secretary of State recently adopted amendments to 92 Ill Adm Code 1060. 

Charter Bus Driver Endorsements for transportation of students to and from school-related functions

October
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 514
The Secretary of State recently adopted amendments to 92 Ill Adm Code 1030. 

Criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds is a Class 1 felony P.A. 093-0938

October
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 514
Criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds or on public property adjacent to school grounds is a Class 1 felony. 

Dormitory sprinkler systems required in all post-secondary educational institutions - P.A. 093-0887

October
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 514
Fire sprinkler systems are required in the dormitories of all post-secondary educational institutions by 2013.

College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program excludes exception for religious organizations

September
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 456
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently adopted amendments to 23 Ill Adm Code 2775.20 and 2775.50. 

Amendments Adopted by the State Board of Education

August
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
The Illinois State Board of Education recently adopted amendments to 23 Ill Adm Code 350 effective on May 3, 2004.

School Districts May Recover Costs for Payments Made to Various Public Transportation Units for Regular, Vocational, and Special Education Student Transport P.A. 93-0663

June
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
Each school year, school districts may recover expenditures made to a regional transportation authority, or any of its service boards, a mass transit district, or an urban transport district under intergovernmental agreements with the district to provide for transportation of pupils.

State Recognizes Non-Public Elementary and Secondary Schools on a Voluntary Basis P.A. 93-0018

June
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
Effective immediately, the State Board of Education will provide for the registration and recognition of non-public elementary and secondary schools. Such schools may voluntarily register with the Board of Education on an annual basis.

Charter Bus Contracts Must Have Specific Language P.A. 093-0644

April
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 176
All contracts for providing charter bus services for the sole purpose of transporting students regularly enrolled in grade 12 or below to or from interscholastic athletic or interscholastic or school sponsored activities.

Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program Amended

April
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 176
On January 25, 2004, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission adopted amendments to its Illinois Future Teacher Corps Program ("IFTC"). 

Board of Education Must Publish a List of “Persistently Dangerous” Schools P.A. 93-0633

March
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
Effective immediately, the State Board of Education will maintain data and annually publish a list of persistently dangerous schools

Changes in Place for Special Education Certification

March
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
The Illinois State Board of Education recently adopted amendments to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 27, governing the Standards for Certification in Specific Teaching Fields. 

Community College Board Adopts Amendments

February
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 70
The Illinois Community College Board recently amended 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1501, governing the administration of the Illinois Public Community College Act.

State Board of Education Amends Certification Requirements

January
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois State Board of Education recently adopted amendments to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25. Effective October 20, 2003.

Board of Education Establishes Procedure for Public Comments

November
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 550
The Illinois State Board of Education implemented a new procedure for the consideration of public comments regarding potential new rulemaking.

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