Synopsis As Introduced Amends the School Code. Requires each school district to establish a process by which each parent or guardian of a pupil is given an opportunity to enter into a school-parent compact that shall commit the parent or guardian to assist and cooperate with the educational process of his or her child. Sets forth the elements of the compact, including a description of the school and school district's responsibilities regarding curriculum and instruction, the school's and school district's commitment to assist and encourage active participation, and the parent's or guardian's commitment to share responsibility for pupil learning. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Illinois State Board of Education)
(1) Requires school boards to develop a local process for implementing compacts; (2) May require opening negotiations if teachers are required to complete a compact for each student as they would interpret that as a change of working conditions; (3) Requires schools to create a NEW process that promotes meaningful and regular communication between home and school; (4) The school district will need to create and produce a Compact that contains certain obligatory duties for parent and school. Some teachers and administrators will interpret this as an individualized education plan (IEP) required for each child. It is not that when compared to Title 1 Compacts.