Comments: IL HB3900 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Requires each school district maintaining elementary grades to ensure that a developmentally appropriate half-day preschool education program that helps children with their interpersonal and socialization skills is provided for (i) each child in the district who has been identified as a child with a disability in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and who is 3 or 4 years of age by August 1 and (ii) each child in the district who is at risk of educational failure and who is 4 years of age by August 1. Provides that all other 4-year-old children shall be served to the extent placements are available. Requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules establishing guidelines for the program and to receive and review proposals from school districts for grants to operate or oversee the operation of programs. Sets forth program proposal and funding requirements. Effective July 1, 2020.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-10-17 - Referred to Rules Committee [HB3900 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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