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Full Text of HB3109  97th General Assembly


Rep. Mike Fortner

Filed: 3/15/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3109 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
514C-13 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/14C-13)  (from Ch. 122, par. 14C-13)
7    Sec. 14C-13. Advisory Council. There is created an Advisory
8Council on Bilingual Education, consisting of 17 members
9appointed by the State Superintendent of Education and
10selected, as nearly as possible, on the basis of experience in
11or knowledge of the various programs of bilingual education.
12The Council shall advise the State Superintendent on policy and
13rules pertaining to bilingual education. The Council shall
14establish such sub-committees as it deems appropriate to review
15bilingual education issues including but not limited to
16certification, finance and special education.



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1    Initial appointees shall serve terms determined by lot as
2follows: 6 for one year, 6 for 2 years and 5 for 3 years.
3Successors shall serve 3-year terms. Members annually shall
4select a chairman from among their number. Members shall
5receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for necessary
6expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
7    By no later than December 1, 2011, the Council shall submit
8a report to the State Superintendent of Education, the
9Governor, and the General Assembly addressing, at a minimum,
10the following questions:
11        (1) whether and how the 20 child per attendance center
12    minimum in Section 14C-3 of this Code should be modified;
13        (2) whether and how educator certification
14    requirements in this Article 14C and applicable State Board
15    of Education rules should be modified;
16        (3) whether and how bilingual education requirements
17    in this Article 14C and applicable State Board of Education
18    rules should be modified to address differences between
19    elementary and secondary schools; and
20        (4) whether and how to allow school districts to
21    administer alternative bilingual education programs
22    instead of transitional bilingual education programs.
23(Source: P.A. 87-995.)".