This law explains that any student must be accepted into any part of the regular academic program (meaning any academic course) of the public school (s)he would attend normally, if there is space in the program. Application to the program must be made by May 1 of the year prior to the desired enrollment.
Whether non-public school students are to be allowed to attend extra-curricular programs is generally left to the discretion of the local school administration. However, please refer to our article regarding sports participation.
5/10-20-24. Part-time attendance10-20.24 Part-time attendance. To accept in part-time attendance in the regular education program of the district pupils enrolled in nonpublic schools if there is sufficient space in the public school desired to be attended. Request for attendance in the following school year must be submitted by the nonpublic school principal to the public school before May 1. Request may be made only to those public schools located in the district where the child attending the nonpublic school resides.
To accept, pursuant to the provisions of Section 14-6.01, in part-time attendance resident pupils of the types described in sections 14-1.02 through 14-1.07 who are enrolled in nonpublic schools.
(Laws 1961, p. 31, 10-20.22 added by P.A.. 77-1549 1, eff. Sept. 17, 1971. Renumbered as 10-20.24 by P.A. 77-1849, 6 eff. July 1, 1972. Amended by P.A. 80-1509, 1, eff. Jan 9, 1979.)
Formerly Ill. Rev. Stat. 1991, ch 122, para. 10-20.24
Updated 8/26/03. This information does not constitute the giving
of legal advice.