(105 ILCS 110/4) (from Ch. 122, par. 864)
Sec. 4. Powers of the State Board of Education. In order to carry out the purposes of this Act the State Board of Education is empowered to:
(a) Establish the minimum amount of instruction time to be devoted to comprehensive health education at all elementary and secondary grade levels.
(b) Establish guidelines to aid local school districts in developing comprehensive health education programs at all grade levels.
(c) Establish special in-service programs to provide professional preparation in the field of health education for teachers and administrators throughout the schools of the State.
(d) Develop cooperative health training programs between school districts and institutions of higher education whereby qualified health education personnel of such institutions will be available to guide the continuing professional preparation of teachers in health education.
(e) Encourage institutions of higher education to develop and extend curricula in health education for professional preparation in both in-service and pre-service programs.
(f) Assist in the development of evaluative techniques which will insure that a comprehensive program in health education is being conducted throughout the State which meets the needs of Illinois youth.
(g) Make sure additions to the staff of the State Board of Education to insure a sufficient number of health education personnel to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1508.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015