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Full Text of SB1787  103rd 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 adding Section
522-95 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/22-95 new)
7    Sec. 22-95. Rural Education Advisory Council.
8    (a) The Rural Education Advisory Council is created as a
9statewide advisory council to exchange thoughtful dialogue
10concerning the needs, challenges, and opportunities of rural
11schools districts and to provide policy recommendations to the
12State. The Council shall perform all of the following
14        (1) Convey and impart the perspective of rural
15    communities and provide context during policy discussions
16    on various statewide issues with the State Superintendent
17    of Education.
18        (2) Present to the State Superintendent of Education
19    the opportunity to speak directly with representatives of
20    rural communities on various policy and legal issues, to
21    present feedback on critical issues facing rural
22    communities, to generate ideas, and to communicate
23    information to the State Superintendent.



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1        (3) Provide feedback about this State's
2    pre-kindergarten through grade 12 practices and policies
3    so that the application of policies in rural areas may be
4    more fully understood.
5    (b) The Council shall consist of all of the following
7        (1) The State Superintendent of Education or his or
8    her designee.
9        (2) One representative of an association representing
10    rural and small schools, appointed by the State
11    Superintendent of Education.
12        (3) Five superintendents of rural school districts who
13    represent 3 super-regions of this State and who are
14    recommended by an association representing rural and small
15    schools, appointed by the State Superintendent of
16    Education.
17        (4) One principal from a rural school district
18    recommended by a statewide organization representing
19    school principals, appointed by the State Superintendent
20    of Education.
21        (5) One representative from a rural school district
22    recommended by a statewide organization representing
23    school boards, appointed by the State Superintendent of
24    Education.
25        (6) One representative of a statewide organization
26    representing district superintendents, appointed by the



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1    State Superintendent of Education.
2        (7) One representative of a statewide organization
3    representing regional superintendents of schools,
4    appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
5        (8) One student who is at least 15 years old, who is a
6    member of the State Board of Education's Student Advisory
7    Council, and who is from a rural school district,
8    appointed by the State Superintendent of Education.
9    Council members must reflect, as much as possible, the
10racial and ethnic diversity of this State.
11    Council members shall serve without compensation but shall
12be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses from
13funds appropriated to the State Board of Education for that
14purpose, subject to the rules of the appropriate travel
15control board.
16    (c) The Council shall meet initially at the call of the
17State Superintendent of Education, shall select one member as
18chairperson at its initial meeting, and shall thereafter meet
19at the call of the chairperson.
20    (d) The State Board of Education shall provide
21administrative and other support to the Council as needed.
22    (e) The Council is dissolved and this Section is repealed
23on December 31, 2031.