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Full Text of SB1506  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by renumbering and
5changing Section 2-3.167, as added by Public Act 99-721, as
7    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.168)
8    Sec. 2-3.168 2-3.167. Advisory Council on At-Risk
10    (a) For purposes of this Section, "at-risk students" means
11students served by the Department of Human Services who receive
12services through Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition
13Assistance Program, the Children's Health Insurance Program,
14or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as well as students
15under the legal custody of the Department of Children and
16Family Services. Students may not be counted more than once for
17receiving multiple services from the Department of Human
18Services or if they receive those services and are under the
19legal custody of the Department of Children and Family
21    (b) The Advisory Council on At-Risk Students is created
22within the State Board of Education. The Advisory Council shall
23consist of all of the following members:



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1        (1) One member of the House of Representatives
2    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
3        (2) One member of the House of Representatives
4    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
5    Representatives.
6        (3) One member of the Senate appointed by the President
7    of the Senate.
8        (4) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
9    Leader of the Senate.
10        (5) The following members appointed by the State
11    Superintendent of Education:
12            (A) One member who is an educator representing a
13        statewide professional teachers' organization.
14            (B) One member who is an educator representing a
15        different statewide professional teachers'
16        organization.
17            (C) One member who is an educator representing a
18        professional teachers' organization in a city having a
19        population exceeding 500,000.
20            (D) One member from an organization that works for
21        economic, educational, and social progress for African
22        Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities
23        through advocacy, collaboration, and innovation.
24            (E) One member from an organization that
25        facilitates the involvement of Latino Americans at all
26        levels of public decision-making.



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1            (F) One member from an organization focused on
2        research-based education policy to support a school
3        system that prepares all students for college, a
4        career, and democratic citizenship.
5            (G) One member from an organization dedicated to
6        advocating for public policies to prevent
7        homelessness.
8            (H) One member from the Illinois Student
9        Assistance Commission.
10            (I) One member from an organization that works to
11        ensure the health and safety of Illinois youth and
12        families by providing capacity building services.
13            (J) One member from an organization that provides
14        public high school students with opportunities to
15        explore and develop their talents, while gaining
16        critical skills for work, college, and beyond.
17            (K) One member from an organization that promotes
18        the strengths and abilities of youth and families by
19        providing community-based services that empower each
20        to face life's challenges with confidence, competence,
21        and dignity.
22            (L) One member from an organization that connects
23        former members of the foster care system with current
24        children in the foster care system.
25            (M) One member who has experience with research and
26        statistics.



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1            (N) Three members who are parents of at-risk
2        students.
3            (O) One member from an organization that optimizes
4        the positive growth of at-risk youth and individuals
5        working with at-risk youth through support services.
6            (P) One member from a statewide organization
7        representing regional superintendents offices of
8        schools education.
9            (Q) One member from an association representing
10        school management.
11            (R) One member from an organization representing
12        principals in a city having a population exceeding
13        500,000.
14Members of the Council shall, to the extent possible, be
15selected on the basis of experience with or knowledge of
16various programs for at-risk students. The Council shall, to
17the extent possible, include diverse membership from a variety
18of socio-economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
19    (c) Initial members of the Council shall serve terms
20determined by lot as follows:
21        (1) Seven members shall serve for one year.
22        (2) Seven members shall serve for 2 years.
23        (3) The remaining members shall serve for 3 years.
24However, upon the appointment of the additional members under
25this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, terms for the
26initial members of the Council shall be redetermined, with the



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1initial and additional members of the Council serving as
3        (A) Members appointed under subdivisions (1) through
4    (4) of subsection (b) of this Section shall serve on the
5    Council until their successors are appointed.
6        (B) Of the members appointed under subdivision (5) of
7    subsection (b) of this Section, 6 members shall serve for
8    one year, 6 members shall serve for 2 years, and the
9    remaining members shall serve for 3 years, as determined by
10    lot.
11    (c-5) Successors to members appointed under subdivisions
12(1) through (4) of subsection (b) of this Section shall serve
13on the Council until their successors are appointed. Successors
14to members appointed under subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of
15this Section shall serve 3-year terms and . Members must serve
16until their successors are appointed and have qualified.
17    (d) Members of the Council shall serve without compensation
18but may be reimbursed for travel if funds are made available
19for that specific purpose not receive compensation for the
20performance of their duties on the Council.
21    (e) The Council shall initially meet at the call of the
22State Superintendent of Education. The At the initial meeting,
23members shall elect select a chairperson from among their
24number at their initial meeting, with successor chairpersons
25being elected as determined by the Council by majority vote; a
26representative from the State Board of Education may cast a



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1deciding vote if there is a tie. The Council shall select a
2chairperson annually, who may be the same chairperson as the
3year prior. Thereafter, the The Council shall meet at the call
4of the chairperson after the initial meeting.
5    (f) The State Board of Education and City of Chicago School
6District 299 shall provide administrative support to the
8    (g) The Council shall operate under the provisions of the
9Open Meetings Act and accept and consider public comments when
10making its recommendations.
11    (h) By no later than December 15, 2017, the Council shall
12submit a report to the State Board Superintendent of Education,
13the Governor, and the General Assembly addressing, at a
14minimum, the following with respect to school districts where
15racial minorities comprise a majority of the student
17        (1) What are the barriers to success present for
18    at-risk students?
19        (2) How much does socio-economic status impact
20    academic and career achievement?
21        (3) How do at-risk students perform academically?
22        (4) How do at-risk students perform academically
23    compared to students from higher socio-economic statuses?
24        (5) What programs are shown to help at-risk students
25    reach higher levels of academic and career achievement?
26        (6) What specific curriculums help the academic



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1    success of at-risk students?
2        (7) Of curriculums that help at-risk students, which of
3    these need to be implemented within the Illinois Learning
4    Standards?
5        (8) To what degree do school districts teach cultural
6    history, and how can this be improved?
7        (9) Specific policy recommendations to improve the
8    academic success of at-risk students.
9        (10) Any other information that the Council determines
10    will assist in the understanding of the barriers to success
11    for or increase the academic performance of at-risk
12    students.
13The Council shall submit an annual report regarding with
14updated information on the barriers to academic success and the
15academic progress of at-risk students by no later than December
1631 15 of each year beginning the year after the initial report
17is submitted.
18(Source: P.A. 99-721, eff. 8-5-16; revised 10-14-16.)
19    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
20becoming law.