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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.
Neglecting Mandatory Asbestos Reinspections Could Lead to Liability for Schools By Craig T. Liljestrand November 2003 Article, Page 571 A review of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act's mandatory reinspection requirements.
Funding procedure for Alternative Learning Opportunities Programs clarified September 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 436 The Illinois State Board of Education recently adopted an amendment to 23 Ill Adm Code 240, governing Alternative Learning Opportunities Programs (ALOPs).