99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2015 and 2016
Introduced , by Rep. Jim Durkin - Robert W. Pritchard - Ron Sandack
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
10 ILCS 5/9-37 new
105 ILCS 5/2-3.25f-5
105 ILCS 5/34-1
from Ch. 122, par. 34-1
105 ILCS 5/34-3
from Ch. 122, par. 34-3
105 ILCS 5/34-3.6 new
105 ILCS 5/34-4
from Ch. 122, par. 34-4
105 ILCS 5/34-1.05 rep.
30 ILCS 805/8.40 new
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.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Intent and purpose.
At the time of passage of
this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, the taxpayers
of Illinois have devoted considerable and disproportionate
resources to the City of Chicago and to Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Public Schools receive more than $600 million per year
in funding from the State of Illinois through proceeds of the
corporate personal property replacement tax, early childhood
education grants, low-income households grants, the Property
Tax Extension Limitation Law adjustments, and the educational
services block grant than they would have received if those
funds were fairly distributed among districts statewide on the
basis of population or low-income population, as applicable.
Although Chicago Public Schools are responsible for paying
their employer contribution to their teachers' pension fund, if
the State were to cover the district's normal costs of
newly-earned pension benefits as it does for other school
districts, Chicago Public Schools would still receive
significantly more than their fair share of total State funding
to school districts.
Chicago Public Schools have more flexibility under State
law to negotiate with their teachers' union than other school