92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB2519
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K DUNHAM PERFORMING ARTS SCH                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates  the  Katherine  Dunham  Performing  Arts   School   Act.      
   Establishes the Katherine Dunham Performing Arts School, to be located      
   at  the  Rock  (Hughes  Quinn)  School  in  East  St. Louis, Illinois.      
   Provides  that   the   school   shall   admit   students   in   grades      
   prekindergarten  through 12 and students seeking baccalaureate degrees      
   who have been determined eligible to attend.  Provides that the school      
   shall be funded by federal grants and State appropriations.   Provides      
   that  private  contribution and endowment programs may be established.      
   Provides that the school shall be governed by a board of trustees, who      
   shall appoint a director  to  be  the  chief  administrative  officer.      
   Lists the powers and duties of the board.                                   
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          The school would be funded with State and federal funds and          
          private contributions. It is difficult to determine a specific       
          cost for such a program. It is unclear how large an institution      
          this would be and what capital and equipment cost would be. It       
          is unclear if students are to be housed at the school, similar       
          to those at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)      
          and other State schools. It is unclear what the State funding        
          mechanism will be, if the school is eligible for general State       
          aid and other State programs, or if it would be a stand alone        
          appropriation.  Using IMSA as a proxy, the annual general funds      
          appropriation for 612 teachers and 1377 students is approxi-         
          mately $15 million.                                                  
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (State Board of Education)                       
          HB 2519 does not establish a new mandate for school districts.       
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Removes  the  provision  that  requires  the   Katherine   Dunham      
   Performing  Arts  School  to  be  located  at  the Rock (Hughes Quinn)      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that the performing arts  school  shall  instead  be  an      
   academy  for  performing, visual, and cultural arts, and makes changes      
   to reflect this.  Provides that teachers  for  the  academy  shall  be      
   selected  from  throughout  the  world  (not  just from throughout the      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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