(105 ILCS 5/34-2.3b)
Local School Council Training.
The board shall collaborate
with universities and other interested entities and individuals to offer
training to local school council members on topics relevant to school
operations and their responsibilities as local school council members,
including but not limited to legal requirements, role differentiation,
responsibilities, and authorities, and improving student achievement. Training
of local school council members shall be provided at the direction of the board in consultation with the Council of
Chicago-area Deans of Education. Incoming local school council members shall
be required to complete a 3-day training program provided under this
Section within 6 months of taking office. The board shall monitor the
compliance of incoming local school council members with the 3-day training
program requirement established by this Section. The board shall declare
vacant the office of a local school council member who fails to complete the
3-day training program provided under this Section within the 6 month period
allowed. Any such vacancy shall be filled as provided in subsection (o) of
Section 34-2.1 by appointment of another person qualified to hold the office.
In addition to requiring local school council members to complete the 3-day
training program under this Section, the board may encourage local school
council members to complete additional training during their term of office and
shall provide recognition for individuals completing that additional training.
The board is authorized to collaborate with universities, non-profits, and
other interested organizations and individuals to offer additional training to
local school council members on a regular basis during their term in office.
The board shall not be required to bear the cost of the required 3-day training
program or any additional training provided to local school council members
under this Section.
The board shall also offer training to aid local school councils in
developing principal evaluation procedures and criteria. The board shall
send out requests for proposals concerning this training and is authorized to
contract with universities, non-profits, and other interested organizations and
individuals to provide this training. The board is authorized to use funds
from private organizations, non-profits, or any other outside source as well
as its own funds for this purpose.
(Source: P.A. 90-100, eff. 7-11-97; 91-622, eff. 8-19-99.)