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Full Text of SB1882  96th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning education.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
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7     (Section scheduled to be repealed on August 2, 2010)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
17 Force shall explore and examine all duties of the State Board
18 of Education and all regional support systems for school
19 districts, including without limitation the regional offices
20 of education, intermediate service centers, special education
21 cooperatives, education for employments systems, and learning
22 technology centers and the support provided by the State Board
23 of Education to City of Chicago School District 299 pursuant to



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1 Section 3-0.01 of this Code, in order to determine which duties
2 and responsibilities should be provided regionally to more
3 appropriately and efficiently deliver services. The Task Force
4 shall include as part of its review an examination of how the
5 regional support systems can centrally coordinate
6 communication with private school systems. The Task Force shall
7 ensure that its recommendations include specifics as to the
8 necessary funding to carry out identified responsibilities.
9     (b) The Task Force shall consist of all of the following
10 voting members:
11         (1) One person appointed by the Governor, who shall
12     serve as chairperson of the Task Force.
13         (2) One member appointed by the President of the
14     Senate.
15         (3) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
16     Senate.
17         (4) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of
18     Representatives.
19         (5) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the
20     House of Representatives.
21         (6) One member appointed by an association
22     representing regional superintendents of schools for each
23     of the 6 regional areas.
24         (7) One member appointed by an association
25     representing school boards.
26         (8) One member appointed by an association



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1     representing school administrators.
2         (9) One member appointed by an association
3     representing school business officials.
4         (10) One district superintendent from an urban school
5     district appointed by the State Superintendent of
6     Education.
7         (11) One district superintendent from a rural school
8     district appointed by the State Superintendent of
9     Education.
10         (12) One member appointed by an association
11     representing special education administrators.
12         (13) One member appointed by the Chicago Board of
13     Education.
14         (14) One member appointed by each of 2 statewide
15     associations representing teachers.
16     Members appointed by the legislative leaders shall be
17 appointed for the duration of the Task Force; in the event of a
18 vacancy, the appointment to fill the vacancy shall be made by
19 the legislative leader of the same house and party as the
20 leader who made the original appointment.
21     (c) The Task Force may begin to conduct business upon the
22 appointment of a majority of the voting members.
23     (d) The State Board of Education shall be the agency
24 responsible for providing staff and administrative support to
25 the Task Force.
26     (e) Members of the Task Force shall receive no compensation



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1 for their participation, but may be reimbursed by the State
2 Board of Education for expenses in connection with their
3 participation, including travel, if funds are available.
4     (f) The Task Force shall submit a final report of its
5 findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General
6 Assembly on or before August 1, 2010. The Task Force may submit
7 other reports as it deems appropriate.
8     (g) The Task Force is abolished on August 2, 2010, and this
9 Section is repealed on August 2, 2010.
10     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11 becoming law.