Bill Status of HB4498 99th General Assembly
Short Description: REFORM CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Rep. Jim Durkin - Robert W. Pritchard - Ron Sandack - Grant Wehrli
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the School Code. Provides that the State Superintendent of Education may remove members of the school board of any school district (currently, only districts with a population of not more than 500,000), and sets criteria for districts with a population of more than 500,000. Provides for the transition to an elected board for districts with a population of more than 500,000. Provides that the removal of appointed board members and the transition to elected board members for districts with a population of more than 500,000 shall not be construed as creating any liability on the part of the State for the debts and obligations of that school district. Restricts the sources of compensation that may be received by board members of districts with a population of more than 500,000. Prohibits political contributions to board members of districts with a population of more than 500,000 by certain businesses. Repeals a Section creating the Chicago Educational Governance Task Force. Amends the Election Code. Prohibits campaign contributions from labor organizations representing teachers and from business entities having contracts with school districts in certain school board elections. Contains a statement of legislative intent. Amends the State Mandates Act to require implementation without reimbursement. Effective immediately.