Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code and the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act. Requires all schools, whether public or private, who are members of the Illinois High School Association to adopt a student athlete injury policy that provides that if a student athlete is injured during play and the coach suspects that the student might have a concussion, then the student is prohibited from returning to play until a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, an advanced practice nurse, or a physician's assistant authorizes the student to return to play. Urges school boards to encourage their teachers and other school personnel who coach school athletic programs and other extracurricular school activities to acquire training in recognizing the symptoms of a concussion and the proper steps to take in suspected concussion cases.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. If and only if Senate Bill 7 as passed by the 97th General Assembly becomes law, amends the Educational Labor Relations Act. Adds language concerning jurisdiction over a dispute or impasse over certain subjects with respect to the Chicago school district. With respect to school districts other than the Chicago school district, makes changes concerning the declaration of an impasse and making public the final offers and each party's cost summary dealing with those issues on which the parties have failed to reach agreement. With respect to the Chicago school district, makes a change concerning the submission of a dispute to fact-finding. Makes changes concerning the procedures whereby a dispute or impasse over certain subjects must be resolved and jurisdiction. Provides that educational employees in the Chicago school district shall not engage in a strike unless at least three-fourths of all bargaining unit employees who are members of the exclusive bargaining representative (instead of at least three-fourths of all bargaining unit members of the exclusive bargaining representative) have affirmatively voted to authorize the strike; provided, however, that all members of the exclusive bargaining representative at the time of a strike authorization vote shall be eligible to vote. Effective immediately or on the effective date of Senate Bill 7 of the 97th General Assembly, whichever is later.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that, with respect to the list of permissive subjects of bargaining between an educational employer whose territorial boundaries are coterminous with those of a city having a population in excess of 500,000 and an exclusive representative of its employees, decisions to determine length of the work and school day and length of the work and school year apply only to the Chicago school district.