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Full Text of HJR0010  102nd General Assembly

HJ0010 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, A Purple Star School is a public school that is
3committed to supporting the unique educational and
4social-emotional needs of military-connected children; and
 
5    WHEREAS, Purple Star Schools recognize that
6military-connected students must move whenever their
7active-duty parent receives a relocation order and will uproot
8and change schools far more often than their civilian peers;
9and
 
10    WHEREAS, A military-connected child can expect to move six
11to nine times between kindergarten and their high school
12graduation; and
 
13    WHEREAS, Purple Star Schools acknowledge that every
14military-connected child has left behind friends and support
15networks and may be dealing with a parent who is away from home
16on deployment; and
 
17    WHEREAS, Several states have begun to recognize Purple
18Star Schools, including Indiana and Ohio; and
 
19    WHEREAS, It is important that Illinois schools share this
20commitment to military-connected children when they are

 

 

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1relocated into a new school district; therefore, be it
 
2    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
3HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
4SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that we urge the Illinois State
5Board of Education to establish and manage a program
6designating Purple Star Schools in Illinois; and be it further
 
7    RESOLVED, That we urge the State Board of Education to
8ensure a school meets, at a minimum, the following
9requirements prior to being designated a Purple Star School:
10        (1)Designate a staff point of contact for military
11    students and families;
12        (2)Establish and maintain a dedicated page on its
13    Internet website or a location in the school's
14    administrative office featuring information and resources
15    for military families;
16        (3)Maintain a student-led transition program to
17    include a student transition team coordinator; and
18        (4)Provide professional development for additional
19    staff on special considerations for military students and
20    families; and be it further
 
21    RESOLVED, That we urge the State Board of Education to
22utilize the Military Child Education Coalition for resources
23and information regarding establishing and managing a Purple

 

 

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1Star School program in Illinois; and be it further
 
2    RESOLVED, That beginning with the 2022-2023 school year,
3we urge the State Board of Education to begin submitting an
4annual report by December 31 of each year to the General
5Assembly on which schools have been designated a Purple Star
6School; and be it further
 
7    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
8delivered to State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala.