ERIC Number: ED316928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
When School Is Not in Session: Report of the Ad Hoc Committeee on Latchkey Children of the Illinois Association of School Boards.
Illinois Association of School Boards, Springfield.
To review and study the needs of latchkey children in Illinois, the services and programming available for such children, and the financial alternatives for such programs, a committee was formed consisting of 11 persons, 10 of whom were school board members from throughout the state. Additionally, the committee was directed to develop recommendations for presentation to the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Board of Directors. The information contained within this document, adopted as the formal position statement of the IASB in November 1989, includes an outline of the dimensions of the latchkey problem in Illinois; a discussion regarding the costs and financial alternatives for latchkey services; a description of the appropriate role of public schools; and a review of latchkey models in Belleville, Crystal Lake, Evanston, and Urbana. Because the committee believes that local situations are unique and that financing of school district latchkey programs should be at the discretion of the local district, the committee: (1) opposes state or federally mandated latchkey programs; (2) encourages school districts to consider using local resources to meet local latchkey service needs; and (3) recommends that IASB increase school board members' awareness of the need for before/after care for school age children through publications and presentations at meetings. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of School Boards, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois