Sex Offender Notification Law
State law prohibits a convicted child sex offender from being present on school property when children under the age of 18 are present, except in the following circumstances as they relate to the individual’s child(ren):
- To attend a conference at the school with school personnel to discuss the progress of their child.
- To participate in a conference in which evaluation and placement decisions may be made with respect to their child’s special education services.
- To attend conferences to discuss issues concerning their child, such as retention or promotion.
In all other cases, convicted child sex offenders are prohibited from being present on school property unless they obtain written permission from the superintendent or school board.
Any time a convicted child sex offender is present on school property – including the three reasons above - they are responsible for notifying the principal’s office upon arrival on school property and upon departure from school property. It is the responsibility of the convicted child sex offender to remain under the direct supervision of a school official at all times he/she is in the presence or vicinity of children.
Sex Offender & Violent Offender Community Notification
State law requires schools to notify guardians during school registration or teacher conferences that information about sex offenders and violent offenders against youth is available to the public on the Illinois Department of State Police (ISP) website. The ISP website contains the following:
- Illinois Sex Offender Registry, www.isp.state.il.us/sor/
- Illinois Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry, www.isp.state.il.us/cmvo/
- Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Sex Offenders, www.isp.state.il.us/sor/faq.cfm