SCULLY-MADIGAN,MJ-LANG-ACEVEDO-LOPEZ, MURPHY, BOLAND,
NOVAK, HOWARD AND BRADLEY.
SCH CD-K-3 CLASS SIZE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to
develop a class size reduction schedule for grades K-3 under which the
pupil-teacher ratio in each of those grades in each school district in
which any or all of those grades are maintained does not exceed or
will be reduced to a maximum of 20 pupils to one teacher per class.
Requires the State Board of Education to submit the proposed schedule,
together with an evaluation thereof and any recommended legislation
needed to implement and administer a class size restriction grant
program for those grades, to the Governor and General Assembly by
October 1, 1998. Also requires the State Board of Education to submit
an annual budget request, beginning in 1999, for all amounts necessary
to implement and administer the program each year until the maximum
pupil-teacher ratio for classes offered in grades K-3 is achieved on a
statewide basis. Effective July 1, 1998.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
No additional operational costs; significant impact from class
size reduction mandate and grant program would be incurred in
FY2000 and thereafter.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
No change from SBE fiscal note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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