CROTTY-FLOWERS-HOWARD, DAVIS,MONIQUE, MOFFITT, BELLOCK,
MULLIGAN, KOSEL, MYERS,RICHARD, DURKIN, KRAUSE, HASSERT,
LYONS,EILEEN, WIRSING, LYONS,JOSEPH, COULSON,
SCHOENBERG AND COLLINS.
SCH CD-READING IMPROVE GRANTS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Repeals provisions concerning the
Reading Improvement Block Grant Program. Provides instead that the
State Board of Education shall make reading improvement grants to
school districts in order to improve the reading and study skills of
students in kindergarten through twelfth grade (from a separate
appropriation made for these purposes). Provides that the State Board
may use up to 2% of the appropriation for the purpose of providing
teacher training and retraining. Provides that of the remaining funds
(i) up to the first $5,000,000 in new funds in the 2001-2002 school
year shall be distributed to districts serving grades 7 through 12 and
(ii) the remainder of the appropriation shall be distributed to
districts serving kindergarten through grade 6. Includes provisions
concerning application requirements, reporting assessment results,
eligibility in the third or subsequent years, requirements for the use
of grants, and reporting results to the General Assembly. Effective
July 1, 2001.
FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)
The State Board of Education's FY2002 budget request contains
nearly $88.4 million for this program, an increase of $5
million. No costs beyond those requested are expected.
STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)
Same as SBE fiscal note.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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