Illinois - Family Engagement into Policymaking on School Discipline and Behavior Management: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires parent or family member involvement in the development of student codes of conduct.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-5-10-20.14. Student discipline policies; parent-teacher advisory committee.

(a) To establish and maintain a parent-teacher advisory committee to develop with the school board or governing body of a charter school policy guidelines on pupil discipline, including school searches and bullying prevention as set forth in Section 27-23.7 of this Code [105 ILCS 5/27-23.7]. School authorities shall furnish a copy of the policy to the parents or guardian of each pupil within 15 days after the beginning of the school year, or within 15 days after starting classes for a pupil who transfers into the district during the school year, and the school board or governing body of a charter school shall require that a school inform its pupils of the contents of the policy. School boards and the governing bodies of charter schools, along with the parent-teacher advisory committee, must annually review their pupil discipline policies, the implementation of those policies, and any other factors related to the safety of their schools, pupils, and staff.
(a-5) On or before September 15, 2016, each elementary and secondary school and charter school shall, at a minimum, adopt pupil discipline policies that fulfill the requirements set forth in this Section, subsections (a) and (b) of Section 10-22.6 of this Code [105 ILCS 5/10-22.6], Section 34-19 of this Code [105 ILCS 5/10-34-19] if applicable, and federal and State laws that provide special requirements for the discipline of students with disabilities.

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