Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford

Filed: 5/3/2019

 

 


 

 


 
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2084

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2084 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
52-3.162 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.162)
7    Sec. 2-3.162. Student discipline report; school discipline
8improvement plan.
9    (a) On or before October 31, 2015 and on or before October
1031 of each subsequent year, the State Board of Education,
11through the State Superintendent of Education, shall prepare a
12report on student discipline in all school districts in this
13State, including State-authorized charter schools. This report
14shall include data from all public schools within school
15districts, including district-authorized charter schools. This
16report must be posted on the Internet website of the State

 

 

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1Board of Education. The report shall include data on the
2issuance of out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, and
3removals to alternative settings in lieu of another
4disciplinary action and the total number of school days missed
5by a student due to an out-of-school suspension or expulsion,
6disaggregated by race and ethnicity, gender, age, individual
7grade level, whether a student is an English learner, whether a
8student qualifies for services under the federal Individuals
9with Disabilities Education Act, incident type, and discipline
10duration. The report shall also include data on the number of
11arrests made by law enforcement officers of students on school
12grounds, in school vehicles, at school activities or
13school-sanctioned events, or as a result of referrals by school
14officials, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, gender, age,
15individual grade level, whether a student is an English
16learner, whether a student qualifies for services under the
17federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the
18offense for which the student was arrested, and the final
19disposition of the arrest.
20    In compiling the report under this subsection, the State
21Board of Education must also disaggregate the data by the total
22number of school days missed by a student as follows: by less
23than or equal to one day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6
24days, 7 days, 8 days, 9 days, 10 days, 11 through 30 days, 31
25through 60 days, 61 through 90 days, and 91 through 180 days.
26    In compiling the report under this subsection, the State

 

 

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1Board of Education must also disaggregate the data on
2suspensions, expulsions, and removals to alternative settings
3by all of the following incident types:
4        (1) Disruption, disrespect, or defiance of authority.
5        (2) Truancy, tardiness, or class-cutting.
6        (3) Alcohol.
7        (4) Threats.
8        (5) Fighting.
9        (6) Other violent offenses.
10        (7) Bullying or harassment.
11        (8) Dress code violation.
12        (9) Drugs or controlled substances.
13        (10) Theft.
14        (11) Property damage.
15        (12) Tobacco.
16        (13) Dangerous weapon firearm.
17        (14) Dangerous weapon other.
18        (15) Trespassing.
19        (16) Other.
20    In compiling the report under this subsection, the State
21Board of Education must also disaggregate the data on the
22issuance of school-based arrests by the criminal offense for
23which the student was arrested.
24    (a-5) In compiling the report under subsection (a), the
25State Board of Education must use the same disclosure avoidance
26standards used by the United States Department of Education in

 

 

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1its public reporting of data submitted by each school district
2as part of the Civil Rights Data Collection. The State Board
3must also ensure that cross-tabulation by the various
4categories of disaggregation is possible.
5    (b) The State Board of Education shall analyze the data
6under subsection (a) of this Section on an annual basis and
7determine the top 20% of elementary school districts, high
8school districts, and unit school districts for the following
9metrics:
10        (1) Total number of out-of-school suspensions divided
11    by the total district enrollment by the last school day in
12    September for the year in which the data was collected,
13    multiplied by 100.
14        (2) Total number of out-of-school expulsions divided
15    by the total district enrollment by the last school day in
16    September for the year in which the data was collected,
17    multiplied by 100.
18        (2.5) Total number of school-based arrests divided by
19    the total district enrollment by the last school day in
20    September for the year in which the data was collected,
21    multiplied by 100.
22        (3) Racial disproportionality, defined as the
23    overrepresentation of students of color or white students
24    in comparison to the total number of students of color or
25    white students on October 1st of the school year in which
26    data are collected, with respect to the use of

 

 

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1    out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, which must be
2    calculated using the same method as the U.S. Department of
3    Education's Office for Civil Rights uses.
4    The analysis must be based on data collected over 3
5consecutive school years, beginning with the 2014-2015 school
6year.
7    Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the State Board
8of Education shall require each of the school districts that
9are identified in the top 20% of any of the metrics described
10in this subsection (b) for 3 consecutive years to submit a plan
11identifying the strategies the school district will implement
12to reduce the use of exclusionary disciplinary practices,
13school-based arrests, or racial disproportionality or both, if
14applicable. School districts that no longer meet the criteria
15described in any of the metrics described in this subsection
16(b) for 3 consecutive years shall no longer be required to
17submit a plan.
18    This plan may be combined with any other improvement plans
19required under federal or State law.
20    The calculation of the top 20% of any of the metrics
21described in this subsection (b) shall exclude all school
22districts, State-authorized charter schools, and special
23charter districts that issued fewer than a total of 10
24out-of-school suspensions or expulsions or school-based
25arrests, whichever is applicable, during the school year. The
26calculation of the top 20% of the metric described in

 

 

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1subdivision (3) of this subsection (b) shall exclude all school
2districts with an enrollment of fewer than 50 white students or
3fewer than 50 students of color.
4    The plan must be approved at a public school board meeting
5and posted on the school district's Internet website. Within
6one year after being identified, the school district shall
7submit to the State Board of Education and post on the
8district's Internet website a progress report describing the
9implementation of the plan and the results achieved.
10(Source: P.A. 99-30, eff. 7-10-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15;
11100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)".