New School Laws

A digest of state laws affecting Illinois public schools enacted in 2018

The Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance has made every effort to identify which new acts to include. We recognize, however, that one or more acts may have escaped our attention. This publication, therefore, is not intended as a substitute for either a current version of the Illinois Compiled Statutes or legal counsel.

Please note the synopsis of each act is brief and may or may not encompass the full content or impact of the Act. The synopsis is designed to call attention to statutory changes and additions that may merit further research.

Also included in this publication, where applicable, is the IASB Policy Reference Educational Subscription Service (PRESS) information regarding new legislation. If a new law requires action by the school board, the corresponding PRESS policy number will follow the public act information.

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To obtain copies of Public Acts

Official copies of acts are filed with the Index Division of the office of the Secretary of State. However, all text of public acts is now available on the General Assembly Web site. The address is

How to use this document

Act summaries are organized under subject matter categories, and categories are arranged alphabetically as shown in the Table of Contents. In addition, three indexes are provided.

These may be used to identify an act by title, bill number, or by the public act number.

If you have any questions about legislation, please contact any of the offices listed below:

IASB, 217/528-9688
IASA, 217/787-9306
Illinois ASBO, 815/753-9368
IPA, 217/525-1383