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Who has the authority to investigate educational neglect?

posted Sep 3, 2011, 7:19 PM by Adhoc Admin   [ updated Sep 3, 2011, 9:32 PM ]
Enacted into law in 1989, HB 1726, removes the authority to investigate educational neglect from the Department of Children and Family Services and leaves truancy investigations solely with the school district. Regional Superintendents are ultimately responsible for truancy enforcement in all districts.  

*For specific case law see (325 ILCS 5/7.4) (from Ch. 23, par. 2057.4) Sec. 7.4, First paragraph, beginning with the second sentence. 

"Whenever the department receives a report alleging that a child is a truant as defined in Section 26-2a of The School Code, as now or hereafter amended, the Department shall notify the superintendent of the school district in which the child resides and the appropriate superintendent of the educational service region. The notification to the appropriate officials by the Department shall not be considered an allegation of abuse or neglect under this act." 

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