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Full Text of SB1506  99th General Assembly


Rep. Litesa E. Wallace

Filed: 11/14/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1506, AS AMENDED,
3by replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
5    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by renumbering and
6changing Section 2-3.167, as added by Public Act 99-721, as
8    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.168)
9    Sec. 2-3.168 2-3.167. Advisory Council on At-Risk
11    (a) For purposes of this Section, "at-risk students" means
12students served by the Department of Human Services who receive
13services through Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition
14Assistance Program, the Children's Health Insurance Program,
15or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, as well as students
16under the legal custody of the Department of Children and



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1Family Services. Students may not be counted more than once for
2receiving multiple services from the Department of Human
3Services or if they receive those services and are under the
4legal custody of the Department of Children and Family
6    (b) The Advisory Council on At-Risk Students is created
7within the State Board of Education. The Advisory Council shall
8consist of all of the following members:
9        (1) One member of the House of Representatives
10    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
11        (2) One member of the House of Representatives
12    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
13    Representatives.
14        (3) One member of the Senate appointed by the President
15    of the Senate.
16        (4) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority
17    Leader of the Senate.
18        (5) The following members appointed by the State
19    Superintendent of Education:
20            (A) One member who is an educator representing a
21        statewide professional teachers' organization.
22            (B) One member who is an educator representing a
23        different statewide professional teachers'
24        organization.
25            (C) One member who is an educator representing a
26        professional teachers' organization in a city having a



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1        population exceeding 500,000.
2            (D) One member from an organization that works for
3        economic, educational, and social progress for African
4        Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities
5        through advocacy, collaboration, and innovation.
6            (E) One member from an organization that
7        facilitates the involvement of Latino Americans at all
8        levels of public decision-making.
9            (F) One member from an organization focused on
10        research-based education policy to support a school
11        system that prepares all students for college, a
12        career, and democratic citizenship.
13            (G) One member from an organization dedicated to
14        advocating for public policies to prevent
15        homelessness.
16            (H) One member from the Illinois Student
17        Assistance Commission.
18            (I) One member from an organization that works to
19        ensure the health and safety of Illinois youth and
20        families by providing capacity building services.
21            (J) One member from an organization that provides
22        public high school students with opportunities to
23        explore and develop their talents, while gaining
24        critical skills for work, college, and beyond.
25            (K) One member from an organization that promotes
26        the strengths and abilities of youth and families by



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1        providing community-based services that empower each
2        to face life's challenges with confidence, competence,
3        and dignity.
4            (L) One member from an organization that connects
5        former members of the foster care system with current
6        children in the foster care system.
7            (M) One member who has experience with research and
8        statistics.
9            (N) Three members who are parents of at-risk
10        students.
11            (O) One member from an organization that optimizes
12        the positive growth of at-risk youth and individuals
13        working with at-risk youth through support services.
14            (P) One member from a statewide organization
15        representing regional superintendents offices of
16        schools education.
17            (Q) One member from an association representing
18        school management.
19            (R) One member from an organization representing
20        principals in a city having a population exceeding
21        500,000.
22Members of the Council shall, to the extent possible, be
23selected on the basis of experience with or knowledge of
24various programs for at-risk students. The Council shall, to
25the extent possible, include diverse membership from a variety
26of socio-economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.



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1    (c) Initial members of the Council shall serve terms
2determined by lot as follows:
3        (1) Seven members shall serve for one year.
4        (2) Seven members shall serve for 2 years.
5        (3) The remaining members shall serve for 3 years.
6However, upon the appointment of the additional members under
7this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, terms for the
8initial members of the Council shall be redetermined, with the
9initial and additional members of the Council serving as
11        (A) Members appointed under subdivisions (1) through
12    (4) of subsection (b) of this Section shall serve on the
13    Council until their successors are appointed.
14        (B) Of the members appointed under subdivision (5) of
15    subsection (b) of this Section, 6 members shall serve for
16    one year, 6 members shall serve for 2 years, and the
17    remaining members shall serve for 3 years, as determined by
18    lot.
19    (c-5) Successors to members appointed under subdivisions
20(1) through (4) of subsection (b) of this Section shall serve
21on the Council until their successors are appointed. Successors
22to members appointed under subdivision (5) of subsection (b) of
23this Section shall serve 3-year terms and . Members must serve
24until their successors are appointed and have qualified.
25    (d) Members of the Council shall serve without compensation
26but may be reimbursed for travel if funds are made available



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1for that specific purpose not receive compensation for the
2performance of their duties on the Council.
3    (e) The Council shall initially meet at the call of the
4State Superintendent of Education. The At the initial meeting,
5members shall elect select a chairperson from among their
6number at their initial meeting, with successor chairpersons
7being elected as determined by the Council by majority vote; a
8representative from the State Board of Education may cast a
9deciding vote if there is a tie. The Council shall select a
10chairperson annually, who may be the same chairperson as the
11year prior. Thereafter, the The Council shall meet at the call
12of the chairperson after the initial meeting.
13    (f) The State Board of Education and City of Chicago School
14District 299 shall provide administrative support to the
16    (g) The Council shall operate under the provisions of the
17Open Meetings Act and accept and consider public comments when
18making its recommendations.
19    (h) By no later than December 15, 2017, the Council shall
20submit a report to the State Board Superintendent of Education,
21the Governor, and the General Assembly addressing, at a
22minimum, the following with respect to school districts where
23racial minorities comprise a majority of the student
25        (1) What are the barriers to success present for
26    at-risk students?



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1        (2) How much does socio-economic status impact
2    academic and career achievement?
3        (3) How do at-risk students perform academically?
4        (4) How do at-risk students perform academically
5    compared to students from higher socio-economic statuses?
6        (5) What programs are shown to help at-risk students
7    reach higher levels of academic and career achievement?
8        (6) What specific curriculums help the academic
9    success of at-risk students?
10        (7) Of curriculums that help at-risk students, which of
11    these need to be implemented within the Illinois Learning
12    Standards?
13        (8) To what degree do school districts teach cultural
14    history, and how can this be improved?
15        (9) Specific policy recommendations to improve the
16    academic success of at-risk students.
17        (10) Any other information that the Council determines
18    will assist in the understanding of the barriers to success
19    for or increase the academic performance of at-risk
20    students.
21The Council shall submit an annual report regarding with
22updated information on the barriers to academic success and the
23academic progress of at-risk students by no later than December
2431 15 of each year beginning the year after the initial report
25is submitted.
26(Source: P.A. 99-721, eff. 8-5-16; revised 10-14-16.)



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.".