MYERS,RICHARD, SOMMER, ZICKUS, HULTGREN, SCHMITZ,
CURRY,JULIE, MCGUIRE, DAVIS,STEVE, MCKEON, WOOLARD,
PERSICO, CROTTY, GILES, DAVIS,MONIQUE, BELLOCK, OSMOND AND HOFFMAN.
SCH CD-K-5 CLASS SIZE-REDUCE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the School Code. Creates a K-5 class size reduction grant
program to be implemented and administered by the State Board of
Education. Provides for the award of grants by the State Board of
Education, from appropriations made for purposes of the program, to
school districts that maintain grades K-5, have an average class size
for any such grade of at least 23 pupils per classroom at the time of
applying for a grant, and agree as a condition of the grant to reduce
the size of each classroom maintained for pupils in a grade with
respect to which a grant is made by at least 5 pupils per classroom.
Provides that no grant funds are to be awarded to enable a district to
reduce classroom size to less than 18 pupils. Limits use of the grant
funds to operating and maintaining classes in grades K-5 that meet the
criteria established by the grant program. Effective July 1, 1999.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the School
Code to add a Section concerning a K-5 class size reduction grant
program. Contains only a caption provision.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes reference to:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.126 new
Adds reference to:
105 ILCS 5/17-2C
Deletes everything. Amends the School Code. Allows the school
board of any school district (i) with a population of less than
50,000, (ii) that has sold tax anticipation warrants during the last 3
years, and (iii) that has a tax base of more than 75% residential
property to transfer from the Tort Immunity Fund and the
Transportation Fund to any other school district fund an amount of
money not to exceed a specified amount. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
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