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Public Act 100-0014


 

Public Act 0014 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0014
 
HB3869 EnrolledLRB100 10921 MLM 21158 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Sections
10-20.60 and 34-18.53 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/10-20.60 new)
    Sec. 10-20.60. Implicit bias training.
    (a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
        (1) implicit racial bias influences evaluations of and
    behavior toward those who are the subject of the bias;
        (2) understanding implicit racial bias is needed in
    order to reduce that bias;
        (3) marginalized students would benefit from having
    access to educators who have worked to reduce their biases;
    and
        (4) training that helps educators overcome implicit
    racial bias has implication for classroom interactions,
    student evaluation, and classroom engagement; it also
    affects student academic self-concept.
    (b) Each school board shall require in-service training for
school personnel to include training to develop cultural
competency, including understanding and reducing implicit
racial bias.
    (c) As used in this Section, "implicit racial bias" means a
preference, positive or negative, for a racial or ethnic group
that operates outside of awareness. This bias has 3 different
components: affective, behavioral, and cognitive.
 
    (105 ILCS 5/34-18.53 new)
    Sec. 34-18.53. Implicit bias training.
    (a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
        (1) implicit racial bias influences evaluations of and
    behavior toward those who are the subject of the bias;
        (2) understanding implicit racial bias is needed in
    order to reduce that bias;
        (3) marginalized students would benefit from having
    access to educators who have worked to reduce their biases;
    and
        (4) training that helps educators overcome implicit
    racial bias has implication for classroom interactions,
    student evaluation, and classroom engagement; it also
    affects student academic self-concept.
    (b) The board shall require in-service training for school
personnel to include training to develop cultural competency,
including understanding and reducing implicit racial bias.
    (c) As used in this Section, "implicit racial bias" means a
preference, positive or negative, for a racial or ethnic group
that operates outside of awareness. This bias has 3 different
components: affective, behavioral, and cognitive.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
2017.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017