101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Will Guzzardi
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
105 ILCS 5/2-3.136a new
105 ILCS 5/10-20.69 new
105 ILCS 5/34-18.61 new
Amends the School Code. Provides that, no later than day 60 of
instruction in each school year, a school board shall report to the State
Board of Education for kindergarten through grade 12 classes certain
information about actively employed teachers, pupil-teacher ratios, class
instructors, and class sections; defines terms. Requires the State Board of
Education to publish the information contained in the reports on its
Internet website no later than December 1, 2020 and annually thereafter.
Sets forth class size goals to be achieved by the 2021-2022 school year.
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Sections
2-3.136a, 10-20.69, and 34-18.61 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.136a new)
Class size publication.
No later than
December 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, the State Board of
Education shall make available on its Internet website the
information collected under subsection (d) of Sections
10-20.69 and 34-18.61 of this Code.
(105 ILCS 5/10-20.69 new)
Class size reporting and reduction goals.
(a) The General Assembly finds that limiting class sizes is
an evidence-based practice that greatly benefits the
educational development of students enrolled in public
schools. The General Assembly also finds that decades of
research support the following conclusions:
(1) Increasing class sizes is detrimental to a
student's educational outcomes.
(2) The benefits of smaller classes are greater for
low-income children, children of color, and young