Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School Code. Makes changes concerning the course prerequisites to receive a high school diploma. Provides for an additional year of mathematics beginning with the 2005-2006 school year. Provides for two years of writing intensive courses beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, which may be counted towards the fulfillment of other graduation requirements. Provides for an additional year of science beginning with the 2007-2008 school year. Provides for an additional year of language arts beginning with the 2008-2009 school year. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Illinois State Board of Education)
Overall, Senate Bill 575 would add costs to local school districts of $2.4 million in FY 2007, $32.9 million in FY 2008, and $14.8 million in FY 2012 as the various standards phase in.