SCH CD-SCHOOL TREASURERS-TECH
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code to make a technical correction in a
Section dealing with the payment of funds to school treasurers.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/18-13
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g
Changes the title and replaces everything after the enacting
clause. Provides that joint agreements made up of school districts
may request and appeal disapproved requests for waivers or modifica-
tions of School Code mandates and regulations by action of their
governing board or administrative district. Requires newspaper publi-
cation notice of the public hearing that must be held on a joint
agreement's application and plan supporting a waiver or modification
request. When the waiver or modification request is made by a school
district instead of a joint agreement, replaces the current require-
ment for newpaper publication notice of the public hearing with a
requirement that there be at least "one notification to parents"
before the hearing. Provides that all applications for a waiver or
modification that are submitted after the amendatory Act's effective
date include a description of the public hearing. Adds an immediate
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.126 new
Adds provisions further amending 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.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that a school district may not request waivers from a
mandate that may be abolished or otherwise rendered inapplicable to a
school district pursuant to referendum.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (State Board of Education)
Significant costs from teacher and space shortages and in-
creased staff would be incurred in FY2000 and thereafter.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (SBE)
No change from SBE fiscal note, with H-ams 1 & 2.
HOME RULE NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2
Contains no language preempting home rule authority.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
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