Bill Text: IL SB0459 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning rules.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-09 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0305 [SB0459 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB0459-Chaptered.html



Public Act 101-0305
SB0459 EnrolledLRB101 04220 AXK 49228 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive
Health Education Act is amended by changing Section 3 as
follows:
(105 ILCS 110/3)
Sec. 3. Comprehensive Health Education Program. The
program established under this Act shall include, but not be
limited to, the following major educational areas as a basis
for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools in this
State: human ecology and health, human growth and development,
the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and
social responsibilities of family life, including sexual
abstinence until marriage, prevention and control of disease,
including instruction in grades 6 through 12 on the prevention,
transmission and spread of AIDS, age-appropriate sexual abuse
and assault awareness and prevention education in grades
pre-kindergarten through 12, public and environmental health,
consumer health, safety education and disaster survival,
mental health and illness, personal health habits, alcohol,
drug use, and abuse including the medical and legal
ramifications of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, abuse during
pregnancy, evidence-based and medically accurate information
regarding sexual abstinence, tobacco, nutrition, and dental
health. The instruction on mental health and illness must
evaluate the multiple dimensions of health by reviewing the
relationship between physical and mental health so as to
enhance student understanding, attitudes, and behaviors that
promote health, well-being, and human dignity. The program
shall also provide course material and instruction to advise
pupils of the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act. The
program shall include information about cancer, including
without limitation types of cancer, signs and symptoms, risk
factors, the importance of early prevention and detection, and
information on where to go for help. Notwithstanding the above
educational areas, the following areas may also be included as
a basis for curricula in all elementary and secondary schools
in this State: basic first aid (including, but not limited to,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver),
heart disease, diabetes, stroke, the prevention of child abuse,
neglect, and suicide, and teen dating violence in grades 7
through 12. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training
on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(which training must be in accordance with standards of the
American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another
nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use
an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a
basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.
The school board of each public elementary and secondary
school in the State shall encourage all teachers and other
school personnel to acquire, develop, and maintain the
knowledge and skills necessary to properly administer
life-saving techniques, including without limitation the
Heimlich maneuver and rescue breathing. The training shall be
in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
certifying organization. A school board may use the services of
non-governmental entities whose personnel have expertise in
life-saving techniques to instruct teachers and other school
personnel in these techniques. Each school board is encouraged
to have in its employ, or on its volunteer staff, at least one
person who is certified, by the American Red Cross or by
another qualified certifying agency, as qualified to
administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In
addition, each school board is authorized to allocate
appropriate portions of its institute or inservice days to
conduct training programs for teachers and other school
personnel who have expressed an interest in becoming qualified
to administer emergency first aid or cardiopulmonary
resuscitation. School boards are urged to encourage their
teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic
programs and other extracurricular school activities to
acquire, develop, and maintain the knowledge and skills
necessary to properly administer first aid and cardiopulmonary
resuscitation in accordance with standards and requirements
established by the American Red Cross or another qualified
certifying agency. Subject to appropriation, the State Board of
Education shall establish and administer a matching grant
program to pay for half of the cost that a school district
incurs in training those teachers and other school personnel
who express an interest in becoming qualified to administer
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in
accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the
American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized
certifying organization) or in learning how to use an automated
external defibrillator. A school district that applies for a
grant must demonstrate that it has funds to pay half of the
cost of the training for which matching grant money is sought.
The State Board of Education shall award the grants on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
No pupil shall be required to take or participate in any
class or course on AIDS or family life instruction or to
receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary
resuscitation or how to use an automated external defibrillator
if his or her parent or guardian submits written objection
thereto, and refusal to take or participate in the course or
program or the training shall not be reason for suspension or
expulsion of the pupil.
Curricula developed under programs established in
accordance with this Act in the major educational area of
alcohol and drug use and abuse shall include classroom
instruction in grades 5 through 12. The instruction, which
shall include matters relating to both the physical and legal
effects and ramifications of drug and substance abuse, shall be
integrated into existing curricula; and the State Board of
Education shall develop and make available to all elementary
and secondary schools in this State instructional materials and
guidelines which will assist the schools in incorporating the
instruction into their existing curricula. In addition, school
districts may offer, as part of existing curricula during the
school day or as part of an after school program, support
services and instruction for pupils or pupils whose parent,
parents, or guardians are chemically dependent.
(Source: P.A. 97-1147, eff. 1-24-13; 98-190, eff. 8-6-13;
98-441, eff. 1-1-14; 98-632, eff. 7-1-14; 98-756, eff.
7-16-14.)
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