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HB5727

HB5727

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Text and summary of House Bill 5727 which calls for an elected school board in Chicago and a task force to study the governance structure.
Text and summary of House Bill 5727 which calls for an elected school board in Chicago and a task force to study the governance structure.

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97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLYState of Illinois2011 and 2012
HB5727
Introduced 2/16/2012, by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/34-1.05 newAmends the School Code. Creates the Chicago Educational GovernanceTask Force for the purpose of recommending the best structure and procedurefor the governance of City of Chicago School District 299. Sets forth thecomposition of the Task Force and the duties of the Task Force. Requiresthe Task Force to report its recommendation to the General Assembly on orbefore May 30, 2013 as to which governance structure is best designed toserve the students of the City of Chicago.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section34-1.05 as follows:(105 ILCS 5/34-1.05 new)Sec. 34-1.05. The Chicago Educational Governance TaskForce.(a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:(1) City of Chicago School District 299 is one of theonly school districts in this State with an appointed, notan elected, school board.(2) For 15 years, City of Chicago School District 299has implemented a staggering number of reforms, includingprobation, student retention, school closings, charters,turnarounds, and the wholesale firing of 1,300 educators inthe summer of 2011.(3) Many of these reforms are controversial and requirea robust democratic discussion and decision-makingprocess.(4) For the past 15 years, citizens have had little tono voice in school policy.(5) All children must be able to walk across the street1234567891011121314151617181920212223HB5727 LRB097 19537 NHT 64791 b
 
to receive a world class education.(b) The Chicago Educational Governance Task Force iscreated for the purpose of recommending the best structure andprocedure for the governance of City of Chicago School District299 in order to protect the welfare of the students of the Cityof Chicago.(c) The Task Force shall be composed of the followingmembers:(1) Two members each appointed by the Speaker of theHouse of Representatives and the Minority Leader of theHouse of Representatives, at least one of whom must eitherbe a member of the Elementary & Secondary EducationCommittee or a member whose representative districtincludes a portion of City of Chicago School District 299.(2) Two members each appointed by the President of theSenate and the Minority Leader of the Senate, at least oneof whom must either be a member of the Education Committeeor a member whose legislative district includes a portionof City of Chicago School District 299.(3) Two representatives of Chicago school communityorganizations with past involvement in school governanceissues, appointed by the Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives.(4) Two representatives of Chicago school communityorganizations with past involvement in school governanceissues, appointed by the President of the Senate.1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526- 2 -HB5727 LRB097 19537 NHT 64791 b

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