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Public Act 097-0305





Public Act 097-0305
HB3109 EnrolledLRB097 09337 RPM 51330 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 changing Section
14C-13 as follows:
    (105 ILCS 5/14C-13)  (from Ch. 122, par. 14C-13)
    Sec. 14C-13. Advisory Council. There is created an Advisory
Council on Bilingual Education, consisting of 17 members
appointed by the State Superintendent of Education and
selected, as nearly as possible, on the basis of experience in
or knowledge of the various programs of bilingual education.
The Council shall advise the State Superintendent on policy and
rules pertaining to bilingual education. The Council shall
establish such sub-committees as it deems appropriate to review
bilingual education issues including but not limited to
certification, finance and special education.
    Initial appointees shall serve terms determined by lot as
follows: 6 for one year, 6 for 2 years and 5 for 3 years.
Successors shall serve 3-year terms. Members annually shall
select a chairman from among their number. Members shall
receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for necessary
expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
    By no later than December 1, 2011, the Council shall submit
a report to the State Superintendent of Education, the
Governor, and the General Assembly addressing, at a minimum,
the following questions:
        (1) whether and how the 20 child per attendance center
    minimum in Section 14C-3 of this Code should be modified;
        (2) whether and how educator certification
    requirements in this Article 14C and applicable State Board
    of Education rules should be modified;
        (3) whether and how bilingual education requirements
    in this Article 14C and applicable State Board of Education
    rules should be modified to address differences between
    elementary and secondary schools; and
        (4) whether and how to allow school districts to
    administer alternative bilingual education programs
    instead of transitional bilingual education programs.
(Source: P.A. 87-995.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2012