Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code and the Illinois School Student Records Act. In provisions concerning the suspension or expulsion of a pupil, adds references to guardians (rather than just parents). Provides that a student may disclose mitigating factors, such as the student's status as a parent, expectant parent, or victim of domestic or sexual violence, in suspension or expulsion hearings. Provides that home instruction or correspondence courses must be made available to students who are unable to attend school because of pregnancy-related conditions, parenting obligations related to the health of a child, or health and safety concerns arising from domestic or sexual violence. Includes attendance at a medical or therapeutic appointment and appointments with a victim services provider as a valid cause for absence from school. Adds provisions to the Code concerning children and students who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence, the purpose of which is to ensure that Illinois schools have policies, procedures, and protocols in place that ensure children and students who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence are identified by schools in a manner respectful of their privacy and safety, treated with dignity and regard, and provided the protection, instruction, and related accommodations and services necessary to enable them to meet State educational standards and successfully attain a school diploma. Makes changes to the Chicago School District Article of the School Code concerning the transfer of students. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2022.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Provides that the complainant and respondent and any named perpetrator directly impacted by the results of the complaint resolution procedure are entitled to simultaneous written notification of the results of the complaint resolution procedure within 10 business days (instead of 7 calendar days) after a decision or sooner if required by State or federal law or district policy. Provides that the complainant and respondent and any perpetrators directly impacted by the results of the complaint resolution procedure must receive the appeal decision, in writing, within 10 business days but in no case more than 15 business days (rather than within 7 calendar days but in no case more than 14 calendar days) after the conclusion of the review of findings or remedies or sooner if required by State or federal law. Removes a provision concerning enforcement; makes corresponding changes. Corrects typographical errors. Effective July 1, 2022.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill as amended by House Amendment 1 with the following change. Adds one member who represents an association representing rural school superintendents to the Ensuring Success in School Task Force. Effective July 1, 2022.
Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (IL State Board of Education)
As amended by HA 1, HB 3223 will have a fiscal impact of$139,652.04 annually to the State Board of Education. The amendment will have an unknown fiscal impact on school districts_
State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Floor Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)