(105 ILCS 5/26-6) (According to chap. 122, paras. 26 and 6), paras. 26 and 6. List and reports in districts where absenteeists are employed. (Source: P.A. 80-908.) (105 ILCS 5/26-11) (chap. 122, paras. 26 and 11), paras.

26 and 11. Any person who causes or attempts to cause a child to be unlawfully absent from school, or who knowingly employs or accommodates a child who is absent illegally from school during school session for 3 consecutive school days, is guilty of a Class C offence. (Source: P.A. 77-2267.) However, Illinois` Compulsory Attendance Act provides for some exceptions, namely that the following children are not required to attend public schools: All children between the ages of 6 and 17 are required to attend school in Illinois – it`s the law! Learn more about the law and why participation is important by clicking on the links below. (105 ILCS 5/26-2b) (chap. 122, paras. 26 and 2(b), paras. 26 and 2b. Any child enrolled in a public school who is unable to attend classes on one or more days or at a particular time of day because of the observance of a religious holiday is exempt from any examination or assignment on that particular day or day or at that particular time of day. It is the responsibility of teachers and administrators in each public school to give each child absent from school because of the observance of a religious holiday an equivalent opportunity to catch up on examination, study or work requirements that he or she did not attend because of that absence on a particular day, on certain days or at a certain time of day. No special fee will be charged to the child if it offers such an equivalent possibility. The child shall not suffer any adverse or adverse effects as a result of the exercise of the provisions of this article.

The provisions of this section apply only if the rules and regulations of the school committee adopted under section 26-1 (5) have been complied with. (Source: P.A. 84-212.) A school or school district cannot refuse to enroll a student (or re-enroll a school dropout) who is at least 17 years of age or older, but under the age of 19 for more than one consecutive semester because the student does not meet academic or attendance standards. (d) No child shall be denied enrollment or re-enrollment under this section in violation of the Education of Persons with Disabilities Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. (e) In this paragraph (e), “re-enrolled” means a school dropout who has re-enrolled full-time in a public school. Each school district identifies, tracks and reports on the academic progress and outcomes of students re-enrolled as part of the district`s mandatory reporting of all enrolments. A re-enrolled student who drops out again cannot be counted back into a district`s pass rate. The State Board of Education sets performance standards for programs for re-enrolled students. (f) The National Board of Education shall issue all regulations necessary for the implementation of the amendments to this article by Public Law 93-803. (Source: P.A.

98-544, eff. 7-1-14; 98-718, eff. 1-1-15.) (105 ILCS 5/26-16), paragraphs 26 and 16. (a) The General Assembly notes that it is crucial to give children the opportunity to succeed in school. The purpose of this section is to encourage and encourage all Illinois students who have experienced or are experiencing difficulties in the traditional education system to enroll in alternative programs. (b) A student under the age of 20 may enrol in a degree incentive programme if he/she: (1) in accordance with article (105 ILCS 5/26-3) (of chapter 122, para. 26-3) § 26-3. The teacher submitted a non-attendance list report of persons not on the list.

The secretary or secretary of the school board of all school districts, except those employing truancy, shall, at the beginning of the school year, furnish to the principal a list of the names and addresses of the children living in the district who are contemplated by the provisions of this section and of the persons having custody or control of them. The principal shall, at the opening of the school and at other times when the regional director requests the list of the school or schools, and communicate to the regional director the names of the persons who have the care or control of the children contemplated by the provisions of this section, who truant or truancy: for support services and other school resources, not to correct absenteeism behaviours who do not regularly attend public school, as well as to correct the names of these children and their ages, indicating in all cases, if known, the cause of this absence. The report also includes the names of all other persons who were not on the list at the beginning of school and who have custody or control of out-of-school children. The regional director must immediately provide this information to the absentee. (Source: P.A. 80-908.) (105 ILCS 5/26-2) (chap. 122, paras. 26-2) § 26-2. (a) For school years prior to the 2014-2015 school year, every person who has the care or control of a child under 7 years of age or 17 years of age or older who is enrolled in one of the K-12 classes of the public school shall arrange for the public school in the district in which the person resides: when it meets during the regular school year. unless excused under article 26-1 paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, every person who has the care or control of a child under 6 years of age or 17 years of age or older enrolled in one of the kindergarten to 12 years of age classes in the public school must arrange for the child to attend the public school in the district in which the child resides: if it meets during the regular school year.

unless the child is excused under article 26-1 paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of this Code. (b) A school district shall refuse re-enrolment in its secondary schools to any child 19 years of age or older who has dropped out of school and who has been unable to attend classes during the regular school year because of age and lack of credit and who graduated before his or her twenty-first birthday. However, a district may enrol the child in a graduation incentive program under section 26-16 of this Code or in an alternative learning program under section 13B. No child may be denied re-enrolment for the above reasons, unless the school district first provides the child with due process, as required by the expulsion case under sections 10-22.6. If a child is denied re-enrolment after due process, the school district must counsel the child and refer the child to other educational programs, including adult education programs, leading to a high school equivalency certificate. (c) A school or school district may refuse enrollment for a semester to a student 17 years of age or older if the student does not meet the minimum academic standards, if all of the following conditions are met: (1) The student has achieved a grade point average in the graduation incentive program established by a school district or regional department of education. (105 ILCS 5/26-12) (chap. 122, paras. 26 and 12), paras. 26 and 12. No punitive measures, including extracurricular suspensions, expulsions or legal proceedings, should be taken against chronic truancy for such absenteeism unless the student has received available support services and other academic resources. (Source: P.A.

85-234.) [ TOP ] (105 ILCS 5/26-3a), paragraphs 26-3a. Report of students who are no longer enrolled in school. The clerk or clerk of the school board of all school districts shall submit to the Regional Superintendent every quarter, on the first day of school in October, January, April and July, a list of students, except transferred students who have been expelled or left school and who have been removed from regular attendance records during the period when the school was in regular session since the date of the previous quarterly report. This list includes the names and addresses of students who were previously present, the names and addresses of persons who have custody or control of these students, the reason why these students are no longer present, and the date of removal from the attendance lists.