Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 256.320 - Career and Technical Student Organization Programs

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

a) The State Board will establish and maintain an advisory relationship with CTSOs, but will not direct nor administer the activities of those organizations. The State Board will provide, upon written request by the CTSO governing body, a staff member to serve as an advisor to an approved CTSO to provide guidance and assistance, but staff members shall act only to provide guidance and assistance and shall not direct, administer, or determine policies of those student organizations. Staff members shall not be involved in the solicitation, receipt, or accounting of funds of CTSOs or of foundations related to those organizations, or serve as an officer in those foundations.
b) The CTSO shall make no provision for any staff member of the State Board to serve in any capacity other than as an advisor for the approved CTSO; neither the State CTSO charter nor the annual report of the corporation filed with the Secretary of State shall include the State Board.
c) Activities of CTSOs that are supported with CTE funds, and that are an integral part of CTE instruction, shall be supervised by CTE personnel who are qualified in the occupational area the CTSO represents.
d) CTSOs supported with CTE funds shall not deny membership in those organizations, nor deny access to or participation in the activities of those organizations, to any person on the basis of sex, race, national origin, ethnic background, religious affiliation, membership in a special population, or need for special services.
e) Activities of CTSOs that are supported with CTE funds as part of an instructional program in CTE shall be made equally available to all students in the instructional program without regard to membership in that organization.

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Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 256.320
Added at 45 Ill. Reg. 9844, effective 7/22/2021.

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