RONEN-LINDNER-CLAYTON-HOWARD-NOVAK, BIGGERT, BURKE,
CURRY,JULIE, DART, DAVIS,MONIQUE, ERWIN, FEIGENHOLTZ,
JONES,LOU, KLINGLER, LANG, MCKEON, MOORE,EUGENE,
SCHAKOWSKY, SCHOENBERG, SILVA, TENHOUSE, SMITH,MICHAEL,
JONES,SHIRLEY, DEUCHLER, SCOTT, MCGUIRE, FANTIN, GASH,
STROGER, POE, MULLIGAN, GILES, LYONS,JOSEPH, FRITCHEY,
YOUNGE, SLONE, GIGLIO, TURNER,ART, LYONS,EILEEN, WOOD AND COULSON.
EARLY CHILDHD ED COLLABORATION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Creates the Early Childhood Education
Collaboration Law to provide a continuum of early childhood education
opportunities in community settings to prepare children from birth
through 5 years of age for school. Makes program participation
voluntary for any school district, early childhood program, or family.
Provides that the State Board of Education is to administer the
Collaboration, in cooperation with the Department of Human Services
and the Early Childhood Education Advisory Board, and promulgate rules
for that purpose, including rules for a grant application procedure
and program reporting processes. Specifies the purposes for which
grants may be made to school districts and provides that those grants
are in addition to and intended to supplement other State grants for
related purposes. Effective July 1, 1997.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Eliminates a provision that includes a regional office of
education as a school district within the meaning of the Early
Childhood Education Collaboration Law.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Replaces language specifying that school districts may apply for
Collaboration grants for certain specified purposes with language
stating that Collaborations may include, but are not limited to, those
FISCAL NOTE (State Bd. of Ed.)
Average costs, not allowing for construction/renovation, would
total approximately $795,000 for sites, personnel, and adminis-
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Bd. of Ed.)
No change from SBE fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Provides that the rules and regulations promulgated for the Early
Childhood Education Collaboration by the State Board of Education
shall include standards for quality assurance.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 3 SENATE - 0
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