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Full Text of HB4580  102nd General Assembly

HB4580ham001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II

Filed: 2/28/2022

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 4580

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4580 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
534-222 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/34-222 new)
7    Sec. 34-222. School attendance boundaries.
8    (a) At least once every 5 years, the Department of School
9Demographics and Planning ("DSP") shall evaluate the
10enrollment at existing schools in the school district to
11determine if there is a need to revise existing boundaries.
12        (1) In reviewing the enrollment at existing schools to
13    determine if there is a need to revise existing
14    boundaries, DSP shall consider a range of factors,
15    including the following:
16            (A) capacities of the school being reviewed and

 

 

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1        schools with contiguous boundaries to the school being
2        reviewed;
3            (B) current and projected racial and ethnic
4        composition of the school being reviewed and any
5        schools with contiguous boundaries to the school being
6        reviewed;
7            (C) current and projected income level composition
8        of the school being reviewed and any schools with
9        contiguous boundaries to the school being reviewed;
10            (D) geographic barriers;
11            (E) travel time and distance to the school; and
12            (F) program considerations of the school being
13        reviewed and any schools with contiguous boundaries to
14        the school being reviewed.
15        (2) DSP shall submit a written report of its findings,
16    conclusions, and recommendations to the chief executive
17    officer and the Board. The report shall document the
18    evaluation of the factors of the school being reviewed.
19    The report shall be made public on the district's website
20    within 30 days after its completion.
21    (b) If it is determined that there is a need to revise any
22existing boundaries, DSP shall develop and recommend any
23proposed changes to the chief executive officer prior to the
24beginning of the school year in which the changes are to take
25effect. In addition, DSP shall develop and recommend proposed
26boundaries for new schools to the chief executive officer

 

 

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1prior to the beginning of the school year in which the new
2school boundaries are to take effect.
3        (1) In developing proposed changes to boundaries for
4    existing schools and proposing attendance boundaries for
5    new schools, DSP shall consider a range of factors,
6    including the following:
7            (A) DSP shall consider the capacities of each of
8        the schools involved in the proposed boundary
9        revisions, including the extent to which a school is
10        overcrowded or underutilized. Where feasible, the goal
11        is for elementary schools to be utilized at not more
12        than 80% of design capacity and for high schools at not
13        more than 100% of program capacity. Schools shall be
14        considered severely overcrowded if they are operating
15        in excess of 100% utilization and significantly
16        underutilized if they are operating at less than 30%
17        utilization. DSP shall consider these utilization
18        rates when proposing revisions to attendance
19        boundaries for existing schools and when proposing
20        attendance boundaries for new schools.
21            (B) DSP shall consider the current and projected
22        racial and ethnic composition of the schools affected.
23        Where feasible, DSP shall propose establishing or
24        revising attendance boundaries to maintain or promote
25        stably desegregated enrollments in each of the
26        affected schools and to avoid the creation of one-race

 

 

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1        schools.
2            (C) DSP shall consider geographic barriers so as
3        to promote safety and minimize transportation burdens,
4        to the extent feasible.
5            (D) DSP shall consider travel time and distance
6        and, to the extent feasible, seek to minimize travel
7        time and distance.
8            (E) DSP shall consider the placement of programs
9        in each of the schools involved, such as programs for
10        English learners and for special education students.
11        In addition, DSP shall consider the impact of magnet
12        schools and programs and the requirements of the
13        federal Every Student Succeeds Act and the Illinois
14        Balanced Accountability Measures.
15        (2) For each proposed attendance boundary, DSP shall
16    develop at least 2 alternatives. For each alternative, DSP
17    shall prepare a report showing 3-year enrollment
18    projections by racial and ethnic groups for all schools
19    affected by the proposed change pursuant to each
20    alternative. The report shall document for each
21    alternative the impact on the affected schools for the
22    factors of capacity, geographic barriers, travel time and
23    distance, and program considerations. In developing
24    alternatives, DSP shall consider whether any feasible
25    alternatives would better maintain or promote stably
26    desegregated enrollments in each of the affected schools

 

 

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1    or better avoid the creation of one-race schools. The
2    report shall be made public on the district's website
3    within 30 days after its completion.
4    (c) The chief executive officer shall review the report
5from DSP and may suggest additional alternatives. The chief
6executive officer shall report to the Board if he or she
7recommends any changes to existing boundaries or establishing
8boundaries for new schools. If the chief executive officer is
9recommending any changes to existing boundaries or
10establishing any boundaries for new schools, the chief
11executive officer shall provide the Board with a report of the
12alternatives considered, including data on the factors of
13capacity, current and projected racial and ethnic
14considerations, geographic barriers, travel time and distance,
15and program considerations. The chief executive officer shall
16inform the Board of the alternative that is being recommended.
17The report shall be made public on the district's website
18within 30 days after its completion.
19    (d) Prior to taking action on the establishment or
20revision of any attendance boundaries, the Board shall conduct
21public hearings on the proposed establishment or revision of
22attendance boundaries and the chief executive officer's
23recommendation. Prior to the public hearing, the Board shall
24make available reports and data on the factors of capacity,
25current and projected racial and ethnic considerations,
26geographic barriers, travel time and distance, and program

 

 

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1considerations. In making its decision, the Board shall
2consider the factors of capacity, current and projected racial
3and ethnic considerations, geographic barriers, travel time
4and distance, and program considerations.".