Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State aid formula provisions of the School Code. Provides that, for the 2017-2018 school year and each school year thereafter, a school district or educational service region with a high school dropout rate that is at least 2 times the State high school dropout rate shall receive an incentive weighting of 2 times the Foundation Level of support for each high school dropout who has been dropped from the school enrollment rolls for at least one month and has been reenrolled into an evidence-based model and best program practices program for high school dropouts. Contains provisions concerning the program. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Changes references of an "evidence-based model and best program practices program" to "best practices school". Sets the full Foundation Level of support at $6,119. Requires best practices to be developed through successful experience and research. Sets forth additional requirements for the reimbursement for a new or expanded school under the provisions. Provides that for the Chicago school district, the outcomes for any school under these provisions shall be measured by the general assessment tool used by the school district to provide a strong framework for accountability. Makes other changes.