Bill Status of HB2523 99th General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCILS
Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Requires the revised School Improvement Plan for a Chicago public school that is initially placed on academic watch status after a fourth annual calculation or that remains on academic watch status after a fifth annual calculation to be approved by the school's local school council even if on probation. Provides that a charter school operating within the City of Chicago shall be administered by a local school council. Provides that a local school council shall be established for each attendance center within the Chicago school district. Provides that in each attendance center enrolling students in 7th or 8th grade, one full-time student member shall be appointed to the local school council, although no attendance center shall have more than one student member. Requires a supermajority of 8 votes by the local school council to veto any action proposed or approved regarding certain schools placed on probation and intervention actions. Provides that the Chicago Board of Education shall provide $2,500 annually to each local school council for the purposes of training and to procure reasonable and necessary office equipment and supplies as each local school council sees fit. Creates the LSC Certification Commission to provide fundamental training to members of local school councils and to certify each member. Makes changes concerning training for local school council members. Provides that the LSC Certification Commission may request and, upon such request, the Board shall budget and distribute such funds as are equal to the total allocations for the certification of local school council members in the immediately prior year. Makes changes concerning certain limitations upon applicability. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.