92nd General Assembly
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SCHOOL CODE-STATE AID                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Public Law 107-110 Implementation Act. Contains  only      
   a short title provision.                                                    
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          New Act                                                              
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/2-3.64               from Ch. 122, par. 2-3.64            
          105 ILCS 5/10-17a               from Ch. 122, par. 10-17a            
          105 ILCS 5/14C-4                from Ch. 122, par. 14C-4             
        Deletes everything. Amends the School  Code.  Provides  that  all      
   schools  in  this  State  that  are  part  of  the sample drawn by the      
   National Center for Education Statistics shall administer the biennial      
   State  academic  assessments  of  4th  and  8th  grade   reading   and      
   mathematics  under  the  National  Assessment of Educational Progress.      
   Provides that the school report card assessing the  performance  of  a      
   school  district's  schools and students shall be posted on the school      
   district's Internet web site. Provides that the report card  shall  be      
   sent  home  to  parents  only  upon  request  if  the  school district      
   maintains an Internet web site.  Provides that the  report  card  form      
   shall   be  provided  to  school  districts  by  the  most  efficient,      
   economical, and appropriate means. Makes  changes  to  the  provisions      
   concerning  the  notice required to be given to the parents of a child      
   who has been enrolled in a program in transitional bilingual education      
   and the right to withdraw a child from the program. Effective July  1,      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/10-21.3a new                                              
          105 ILCS 5/34-18.23 new                                              
        Further amends the  School  Code.  Requires  a  school  board  to      
   establish  and  implement a policy governing the transfer of a student      
   from one attendance center to another within the school district  upon      
   the  request  of  the student's parent or guardian.  Provides that any      
   request by a parent or guardian to transfer his or her child from  one      
   attendance  center  to  another within the school district pursuant to      
   Section 1116 of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act  of      
   1965  must  be made no later than 30 days after the parent or guardian      
   receives notice of  the  right  to  transfer  pursuant  to  that  law.      
   Prohibits  a  student from transferring to an attendance center if the      
   attendance center meets specified criteria, with exceptions.                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides that if  the  district  posts  its  school  report  card      
   assessing  the performance of its schools and students on its Internet      
   web site, the district shall send a written  notice  home  to  parents      
   stating  (i)  that  the report card is available on the web site, (ii)      
   the address of the web site, (iii) that a printed copy of  the  report      
   card  will  be  sent  to  parents upon request, and (iv) the telephone      
   number that parents may call to request a printed copy of  the  report      
        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1.                                     
        Recommends that the Senate concur in House Amendments Nos. 1  and      
        Recommends that the bill be further amended as follows:                
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 5/18-8.05                                                   
        Further   amends  the  School  Code.    Increases  the  level  of      
   supplemental general State aid for certain school districts with a Low      
   Income Concentration between 20% and 50%.                                   
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0604

   Last action date: JUN-28-2002

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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