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Public Act 096-0109




Public Act 096-0109
SB2119 Enrolled LRB096 11289 NHT 21900 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.64b as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/2-3.64b new)
    Sec. 2-3.64b. Innovation, Intervention, and Restructuring
Task Force.
    (a) In keeping with the goals outlined in the federal
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the State of
Illinois hereby creates the Innovation, Intervention, and
Restructuring Task Force to develop recommendations for the
innovation, intervention, and restructuring of schools,
including those that need comprehensive or focused
intervention, as those terms are defined by this State's
proposal for participation in the No Child Left Behind
differentiated accountability pilot project.
    (b) The task force shall consist of the following members:
        (1) One chairperson, appointed by the Governor.
        (2) Two additional members, each appointed by the
        (3) Two members appointed by the State Superintendent
    of Education.
        (4) One member appointed by the President of the
        (5) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
        (6) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
        (7) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
    House of Representatives.
    (c) The task force shall compile data, study, and, pursuant
to subsection (e) of this Section, report on all of the
following matters, among any others deemed relevant by the task
        (1) Ways in which this State can identify schools
    requiring more intensive intervention.
        (2) Strategies for strengthening leadership at
    struggling schools and otherwise strengthening school
    district capacity to effectively implement reforms and
    ensure continuous improvement.
        (3) Strategies that have been involved in successful
    turnaround efforts and a template for evaluating
    turnaround efforts.
        (4) The autonomies, resources, and support that need to
    be available to achieve and maintain over time a successful
        (5) Mechanisms for model innovations to be captured and
    shared across this State.
        (6) The amount of funding necessary to accomplish any
    and all strategies included in the task force's
        (7) The identification of any statutory or regulatory
    changes that would be necessary or helpful to promote
    successful innovation, intervention, and restructuring.
    (d) In developing its recommendations, the task force shall
compile relevant data. Moreover, the task force shall seek
input from statewide school community organizations, including
organizations representing teachers, administrators, and
parents, as well as civic, business, and child advocacy
organizations and any other source deemed appropriate.
    The State Board of Education shall provide administrative
support to the task force.
    (e) The task force shall submit a comprehensive report to
the Governor, the General Assembly, and the State
Superintendent of Education not later than December 31, 2009.
The task force may, with the written approval of the Governor,
reconvene for the purposes of continued study and the
development of additional recommendations.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 07/30/2009