Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Provides that every public elementary school and high school shall include in its curriculum a unit of instruction practicing writing in cursive.
Fiscal Note (IL State Board of Education)
HB 2977 will not have a fiscal impact on the State Board of Education. HB 2977 will have a fiscal impact on school districts; however, the specific amount is not known.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
This legislation does not create a State mandate.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Requires public elementary schools, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, to offer at least one unit of instruction in cursive writing. Provides that school districts shall, by policy, determine at what grade level or levels students are to be offered cursive writing, provided that such instruction must be offered before students complete grade 5. Effective July 1, 2018.