(105 ILCS 405/2-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 202-4)
Sec. 2-4. Area Planning Councils. On or before October 15, 1982, an Area Planning Council shall be established within the boundaries of each community college district. Each school district included within the boundaries of the community college district maintaining either grades kindergarten through 12 or grades 9 through 12; each regional superintendent of schools, the majority of whose region is included within the boundaries of the community college district; and the community college district shall be entitled to one representative on the Area Planning Council. Area Planning Councils may elect to form a joint Area Planning Council consisting of 2 or more community college districts as approved by the Board. School districts which are not included within the boundaries of a community college district may elect to participate in an Area Planning Council associated with a community college district with the approval of the Board; or they may elect to establish an Area Planning Council which is not associated with a community college district with the approval of the Board.
On or before March 1 of each year each Area Planning Council shall submit an annual Adult Education Plan for the area. The Area Adult Education Plan shall provide for the development and coordination of adult education programs in the area. If the Board finds that the annual Area Adult Education Plan submitted by the Area Planning Council meets the requirements of this amendatory Act of 1982 and the established standards and guidelines, the Board shall approve the Plan. The approval of adult education programs by the Board for reimbursement under Section 10-22.20 of the School Code shall be based on the Adult Education Plan approved for the Area.
On or before March 1, 2002 and each year thereafter, the Board shall submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly for adult education for the preceding school year. The annual report shall include a summary of adult education needs and programs; the number of students, credit hours or units of instruction, total adult education costs, and State reimbursement for adult basic, adult secondary and vocational skills programs; the criteria used for program approval and any recommendations.
(Source: P.A. 91-830, eff. 7-1-01.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015