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Illinois PUNS

District PUNS Primary Contact - Imari Hanserd
Public Act 103-0504 PUNS Designated Employee - This act requires that school districts have at least one designated employee educated on the PUNS database and how to register students in the database. School districts will be required to post the names of the designated trained employee(s) on their public websites and include their names in the student handbook. While the Act is not intended to impose a responsibility on school districts to register students for the PUNS database, it is intended to ensure the parents/guardians of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to the information to do so and that schools provide such information. It is important to note that the first part of implementing this Act is a requirement for DHS and ISBE to collaborate to develop an online training for school district designees. This training has not yet been developed so districts are not yet able to have anyone trained