HOEFT-WOJCIK-KURTZ-LAWFER-WINTERS, MULLIGAN, O'CONNOR,
BASSI, POE AND ERWIN.
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Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Increases both the minimum length of the
school term and the minimum number of days of actual pupil attendance
by one day each school year beginning with the 2002-2003 school year
through the 2011-2012 school year. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that if a school board, on the effective date of the
amendatory Act, is acting under a collective bargaining agreement with
its exclusive bargaining representative, then the increase in the
minimum term and minimum number of days of actual pupil attendance
does not begin until the school year after the expiration of the
collective bargaining agreement. Provides that a school board is not
required to increase the minimum term and minimum number of days of
actual pupil attendance unless the school district receives an
increase in State aid in an amount at least equal to the cost to be
incurred by the school district to increase the minimum term and
minimum number of days of actual pupil attendance.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
In the provision prohibiting the increase from beginning until
the school year after the expiration of a collective bargaining
agreement, allows the school board and exclusive bargaining
representative to agree otherwise and provides that at the time that
the increase begins, the school board shall prepare a calendar
providing the minimum term to ensure the minimum number of days of
actual pupil attendance.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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