Bill Status of SB1877 98th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-DIST REORGANIZATION
Sen. Andy Manar, David S. Luechtefeld and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that any school district with an enrollment of less than 750 students shall be dissolved and its territory annexed by the regional board of school trustees upon the filing of a petition. Provides that if, pursuant to petition, all of the territory of a district is to be annexed to another district, then the annexing district and the annexed district need not be contiguous if certain requirements are met and documented. Provides that 2 or more school districts not contiguous to each other, each of which has an enrollment in grades 9 through 12 of less than 600 students, may jointly operate one or more cooperative high schools if certain requirements are met and documented. Provides that (i) any 2 or more entire elementary districts that are not contiguous, (ii) any 2 or more entire high school districts that are not contiguous, or (iii) any 2 or more entire unit districts that are not contiguous may be organized into a combined school district if certain requirements are met and documented. Provides that if (i) a petition is filed for the reorganization of 2 or more school districts that requires a new school building to effectively educate students, (ii) the change is granted and approved at an election, and (iii) no appeal is taken, then, with the approval of the regional superintendent of schools, the change may become effective after one or more of the school districts have been awarded school construction grants; provides for the voiding of a petition. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/15/2013||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Andy Manar|| 2/15/2013||Senate||First Reading|| 2/15/2013||Senate||Referred to Assignments|| 2/27/2013||Senate||Assigned to Education|| 3/5/2013||Senate||Postponed - Education|| 3/12/2013||Senate||Postponed - Education|| 3/15/2013||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. David S. Luechtefeld|| 3/19/2013||Senate||Do Pass Education; 010-000-000|| 3/19/2013||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 20, 2013|| 3/21/2013||Senate||Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant|| 3/21/2013||Senate||Second Reading|| 3/21/2013||Senate||Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 10, 2013|| 4/30/2013||Senate||Re-referred to Assignments|| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|