School Dropout Reporter User Guide


Regional Offices of Education are responsible for collecting information from school districts concerning the number of pupils dropped from rolls during a school year.



A "dropout" is defined as any child enrolled in grades 1 through 12 whose name has been removed from the district enrollment roster for any reason other than his death, extended illness, graduation or completion of a program of studies and who has not transferred to another public or private school



(105 ILCS 5/26-3a) (from Ch. 122, par. 26-3a)

Sec. 26-3a Report of pupils no longer enrolled in school


"The clerk or secretary of the school board of all school districts shall furnish quarterly on the first school day of October, January, April and July to the regional superintendent a list of pupils, excluding transferees, who have been expelled or have withdrawn or who have left school and have been removed from the regular attendance rolls during the period of time school was in regular session from the time of the previous quarterly report. Such list shall include the names and addresses of pupils formerly in attendance, the names and addresses of persons having custody or control of such pupils, the reason, if known, such pupils are no longer in attendance and the date of removal from the attendance rolls. The regional superintendent shall inform the county or district truant officer who shall investigate to see that such pupils are in compliance with the requirements of this Article."


"In addition, the regional superintendent of schools of each educational service region shall report to the State Board of Education, in January of 1992 and in January of each year thereafter, the number and ages of dropouts, as defined in Section 26-2a, in his educational service region during the school year that ended in the immediately preceding calendar year, together with any efforts, activities and programs undertaken, established, implemented or coordinated by the regional superintendent of schools that have been effective in inducing dropouts to re-enroll in school."

(Source: P.A. 87-303.)