Sen. Dan Cronin

Filed: 3/25/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1882 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
5 3-13.5 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/3-13.5 new)
7     (Section scheduled to be repealed on August 2, 2010)
8     Sec. 3-13.5. Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery
9 Systems Task Force.
10     (a) Recognizing the virtue of the regional offices of
11 education in that locally elected public servants are working
12 closely with local school boards and superintendents and in
13 partnership with the State Board of Education and in an effort
14 to deliver these educational services more efficiently and
15 effectively, there is hereby established a Streamlining
16 Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force. The Task



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1 Force shall explore and examine all duties of the State Board
2 of Education and all regional support systems for school
3 districts, including without limitation the regional offices
4 of education, intermediate service centers, special education
5 cooperatives, education for employments systems, and learning
6 technology centers and the support provided by the State Board
7 of Education to City of Chicago School District 299 pursuant to
8 Section 3-0.01 of this Code, in order to determine which duties
9 and responsibilities should be provided regionally to more
10 appropriately and efficiently deliver services. The Task Force
11 shall include as part of its review an examination of how the
12 regional support systems can centrally coordinate
13 communication with private school systems. The Task Force shall
14 ensure that its recommendations include specifics as to the
15 necessary funding to carry out identified responsibilities.
16     (b) The Task Force shall consist of all of the following
17 voting members:
18         (1) One person appointed by the Governor, who shall
19     serve as chairperson of the Task Force.
20         (2) One member appointed by the President of the
21     Senate.
22         (3) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
23     Senate.
24         (4) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
25     Representatives.
26         (5) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the



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1     House of Representatives.
2         (6) One member appointed by an association
3     representing regional superintendents of schools for each
4     of the 6 regional areas.
5         (7) One member appointed by an association
6     representing school boards.
7         (8) One member appointed by an association
8     representing school administrators.
9         (9) One member appointed by an association
10     representing school business officials.
11         (10) One district superintendent from an urban school
12     district appointed by the State Superintendent of
13     Education.
14         (11) One district superintendent from a rural school
15     district appointed by the State Superintendent of
16     Education.
17         (12) One member appointed by an association
18     representing special education administrators.
19         (13) One member appointed by the Chicago Board of
20     Education.
21         (14) One member appointed by each of 2 statewide
22     associations representing teachers.
23     Members appointed by the legislative leaders shall be
24 appointed for the duration of the Task Force; in the event of a
25 vacancy, the appointment to fill the vacancy shall be made by
26 the legislative leader of the same house and party as the



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1 leader who made the original appointment.
2     (c) The Task Force may begin to conduct business upon the
3 appointment of a majority of the voting members.
4     (d) The State Board of Education shall be the agency
5 responsible for providing staff and administrative support to
6 the Task Force.
7     (e) Members of the Task Force shall receive no compensation
8 for their participation, but may be reimbursed by the State
9 Board of Education for expenses in connection with their
10 participation, including travel, if funds are available.
11     (f) The Task Force shall submit a final report of its
12 findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General
13 Assembly on or before August 1, 2010. The Task Force may submit
14 other reports as it deems appropriate.
15     (g) The Task Force is abolished on August 2, 2010, and this
16 Section is repealed on August 2, 2010.
17     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
18 becoming law.".