Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Changes references in the Code from "English Language Learner" to "English Learner" and from "vocational education" to "career and technical education". Repeals a provision providing that it is unlawful for any county superintendent of schools to practice any other profession. Makes other changes regarding Early Childhood Education Block Grant reports, reports on the conditions of schools, suspension or revocation of an educator license, charter school reports, and powers and duties of the State Board of Education.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Further amends the School Code. With respect to school discipline improvement plans, makes changes to how the State Board of Education determines the top 20% of school districts, which school districts are required to submit a plan, the timeframe for school board approval of a plan and submission of that plan to the State Board, and when additional annual progress reports are required. Removes a provision providing that if a holder of a license issued under the Educator Licensure Article of the Code is convicted of a specified offense and the conviction becomes final, the State Superintendent of Education shall revoke his or her license. Adds a July 1, 2018 effective date.