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90_HB2077eng 105 ILCS 5/2-3.120 new Amends the School Code. Provides that the State Board of Education is to establish and assist in the coordination of a Systemic Math, Science, and Technology Improvement Program to be implemented in an urban area school district or school districts in the metro-east area of southwestern Illinois. Provides that the demonstration project is to parallel the National Science Foundation Systemic Initiative as operated in the Chicago public school system. Provides that the State Board of Education is to endeavor to create a linkage between the demonstration project and the Chicago program under which teachers identified by the latter program may provide support and assistance to the demonstration project to facilitate development of the project as a program that will qualify for National Science Foundation or other federal funding as part of an Illinois Systemic Initiative Program. Effective immediately. LRB9005214THmg HB2077 Engrossed LRB9005214THmg 1 AN ACT to amend the School Code by adding Section 2 2-3.120. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section 6 2-3.120 as follows: 7 (105 ILCS 5/2-3.120 new) 8 Sec. 2-3.120. Systemic initiative demonstration program. 9 The State Board of Education shall establish and assist in 10 the coordination of a Systemic Math, Science, and Technology 11 Improvement Program to be implemented and administered as a 12 demonstration project in an urban area school district or 13 districts in the metro-east area of southwestern Illinois. 14 The program as developed shall parallel the National 15 Science Foundation Systemic Initiative as operated in the 16 Chicago public school system (hereinafter referred to as the 17 NSF Chicago Systemic Initiative) and shall endeavor to create 18 an articulation between those programs that will provide 19 support and assistance in the development of a program at the 20 urban area school district in the metro-east area that will 21 qualify the program for funding through the National Science 22 Foundation or other federal funding sources as part of an 23 Illinois Systemic Initiative program. 24 The State Board of Education shall endeavor to coordinate 25 a linkage between the NSF Chicago Systemic Initiative and the 26 urban area school district or districts participating in the 27 demonstration project under which teachers identified by the 28 NSF Chicago Systemic Initiative provide support and 29 assistance, through site visits, joint off-site conferences, 30 and computer E-mail connections, in facilitating development 31 of the program in the metro-east demonstration district. HB2077 Engrossed -2- LRB9005214THmg 1 The State Board of Education may accept and expend gifts, 2 endowments, and any federal funds that may lawfully be used 3 for purposes of defraying the expenses incident to the 4 establishment and initial operation expenses of the 5 demonstration project. 6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 7 becoming a law.
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