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92_HB2834eng HB2834 Engrossed LRB9202448NTsb 1 AN ACT in relation to education. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing 5 Section 34-2.2 as follows: 6 (105 ILCS 5/34-2.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-2.2) 7 Sec. 34-2.2. Local school councils - Manner of 8 operation. 9 (a) The annual organizational meeting of each local 10 school council shall be held at the attendance center. At 11 the annual organization meeting, which shall be held no 12 sooner than July 1 and no later than July 14, a parent member 13 or a community resident member of the local school council 14 shall be selected by the members of such council as its 15 chairperson, and a secretary shall be selected by the members 16 of such council from among their number, each to serve a term 17 of one year. Whenever a vacancy in the office of chairperson 18 or secretary of a local school council shall occur, a new 19 chairperson (who shall be a parent or community resident 20 member) or secretary, as the case may be, shall be elected by 21 the members of the local school council from among their 22 number to serve as such chairperson or secretary for the 23 unexpired term of office in which the vacancy occurs. At 24 each annual organizational meeting, the time and place of any 25 regular meetings of the local school council shall be fixed. 26 Special meetings of the local school council may be called by 27 the chairperson or by any 4 members by giving notice thereof 28 in writing, specifying the time, place and purpose of the 29 meeting. Public notice of meetings shall also be given in 30 accordance with the Open Meetings Act. 31 (b) Members and officers of the local school council HB2834 Engrossed -2- LRB9202448NTsb 1 shall serve without compensation and without reimbursement of 2 any expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, 3 except that the board of education may by rule establish a 4 procedure and thereunder provide for reimbursement of members 5 and officers of local school councils for such of their 6 reasonable and necessary expenses (excluding any lodging or 7 meal expenses) incurred in the performance of their duties as 8 the board may deem appropriate. 9 (c) A majority of the full membership of the local 10 school council shall constitute a quorum, and whenever a vote 11 is taken on any measure before the local school council, a 12 quorum being present, the affirmative vote of a majority of 13 the votes of the full membership then serving of the local 14 school council shall determine the outcome thereof; provided 15 that whenever the measure before the local school council is 16 (i) the evaluation of the principal, or (ii) the renewal of 17 his or her performance contract or the inclusion of any 18 provision or modification of the contract, or (iii) the 19 direct selection by the local school council of a new 20 principal (including a new principal to fill a vacancy) to 21 serve under a 4 year performance contract, or (iv) the 22 determination of the names of candidates to be submitted to 23 the general superintendent for the position of principal, the 24 principal and student member of a high school council shall 25 not be counted for purposes of determining whether a quorum 26 is present to act on the measure and shall have no vote 27 thereon; and provided further that 7 affirmative votes of the 28 local school council shall be required for the direct 29 selection by the local school council of a new principal to 30 serve under a 4 year performance contract but not for the 31 renewal of a principal's performance contract. 32 (d) Student members of high school councils shall not be 33 eligible to vote on personnel matters, including but not 34 limited to principal evaluations and contracts and the HB2834 Engrossed -3- LRB9202448NTsb 1 allocation of teaching and staff resources. 2 (e) The local school council of an attendance center 3 which provides bilingual education shall be encouraged to 4 provide translators at each council meeting to maximize 5 participation of parents and the community. 6 (f) Each local school council of an attendance center 7 which provides bilingual education shall create a Bilingual 8 Advisory Committee or recognize an existing Bilingual 9 Advisory Committee as a standing committee. The Chair and a 10 majority of the members of the advisory committee shall be 11 parents of students in the bilingual education program. The 12 parents on the advisory committee shall be selected by 13 parents of students in the bilingual education program, and 14 the committee shall select a Chair. The advisory committee 15 for each secondary attendance center shall include at least 16 one full-time bilingual education student. The Bilingual 17 Advisory Committee shall serve only in an advisory capacity 18 to the local school council. 19 (g) Local school councils may utilize the services of an 20 arbitration board to resolve intra-council disputes. 21 (Source: P.A. 91-622, eff. 8-19-99.) 22 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 23 becoming law.
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