By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Governor JB Pritzker is expanding opportunities for students with special needs.

He signed legislation, amending the “Children with Disabilities” article of the school code so that a student who turns 22 during the school year can stay in class until the end of the academic calendar.

Until now, students had only been eligible for special education services until they turned 22.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff